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5600 Ultra vs 5200 Ultra

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by Chris Wall, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Chris Wall

    Chris Wall Guest

    I assume that the 5600 is better than the 5200, but in my local stores the
    5200 Ultra seems to be priced the same as or a little more than the 5600
    Ultra? Is there any logic behind this? I am purchasing on to use in a
    Linux machine, any recommendations on which one to go with?
    Chris Wall, Nov 14, 2003
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  2. Chris Wall

    Dark Avenger Guest

    Is there any logic behind the FX5200

    There are Ultra's and Non Ultra's

    64-bits versions and 128-bits versions

    Fast versions with just 64Mb DDR and ultraslow ones with 256Mb memory

    ....there is no logic

    Buying an FX5200 is like buying a lot from a "you always win
    something" lottery, in the worst case it will perform as a GF2 MX
    card. And in the best case it drags itself up around a GF3

    On the other hand the FX5600 is a bit more consistent, the non-ultra
    craps below GF4 MX speeds and the Ultra might just crawl under the

    If you now buy a car..atleast buy an FX5700 Ultra! Those have a very
    probability of being quite fast!
    Dark Avenger, Nov 14, 2003
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  3. Chris Wall

    Darthy Guest

    Thank Nvidia for that confusion...

    5600 is better than 5200ultra.. a bit...

    For the money:

    $140 = ATI9600
    $200 = ATI9600XT (Includes a coupon for a FREE Half Life).
    Darthy, Nov 18, 2003
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