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Old 03-01-2004, 11:17 AM   #1
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Hello again guys . If you have read my preivous thread you will now about my mad obsesion(if thats how you spell it ) With graphics and if you haven't then i am obsessed.
2 questions:
Firstly can anyone tell me what these diffrent numbers and terms mean and which is the best.

Geforce 4 ti 4800 :
Memory Bandwith GB SEC = 10.4
Effective Memory Clock = 650MHz
Fill Rate (AA pixels/sec.) = 4.8 Billion
Graphics Core /Core Clk. = nfiniteFX II / 300MHz
Triangles/sec. (peak) = 136 Million

Geforce Fx 5600

Core Clock = 275 mhz
Memory Bandwidth:12.8GB/sec
Fill Rate: 1.6 billion texels/sec
Vertices per Second:100 million

And Second Question is.
Would you buy a geforce 5700 ultra 256mb or 5900 with 128mb.
or would the ati 9600 be an option.
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Memory Bandwith GB SEC = The amount of GBs per Second that the Graphics Card can take.
Effective Memory Clock = The average Clock-Speed of the Graphics Processor within the Card; same scale as any processor.
Fill Rate (AA pixels/sec.) = Number of Pixels, or Polygon Walls, that the Graphics Card can Fill in one second.
Graphics Core /Core Clk. = The type of Graphics Processor.
Triangles/sec. (peak) = Graphics are in Triangles; the most Triangles that the can can render per second.


For that question I would go for the FX 5600; you're not going to worry or notice just 2 GB/s more Bandwidth; but the better things it can do you would notice!

Second Question, certainly the GeForce FX57000-Ultra 256MB - greater than the others, in the fact that it has more Virtual Memory; which is what a Graphics Card wants.
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:23 AM   #3
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Anyone else please tell me your views
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I'm glad to be of help - I'm sure there'll be some ATi maniac on here talking about it and saying how good it is! That should even out the oppinions!
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Check out the latest cards coming out now. You would be far better off getting one of these: http://www.chaintechusa.com/tw/eng/p...o=14&PISNo=240
As they have nearly double core GPU engine speed! (475MHz) so it would be much more worth wile to pay the little extra and get one.
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Wow! That is the mother and father and godfather of Graphics Cards!
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Yeah, they are a very good make. I have one of the previous versions.
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Quote:
0.13u process technology
Wow! They were using this on Processors a couple of months ago! Doubt they still are but still!

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Dual, 400MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to and
including 2048x1536@85Hz
I'd need a 30inch Monitor to see anything that was creating! And brain surgery to watch it for any great length of time!

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256-bit advanced memory interface
That is simply amazing - can't wait for the games that can use it!

I doubt ATi has an answer to that big-mumma!
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Wow very nice. But i think it could be a load more than i can spend . The max i can afford is 200. I am guessing that will be about 400 -500 .I wish i could afford it
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This is more what i was thinking of is this any good
http://www.chaintechusa.com/tw/eng/p...o=14&PISNo=236
Thanks for the site it has some great cards
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This is more what i was thinking of is this any good
http://www.chaintechusa.com/tw/eng/p...o=14&PISNo=236
Thanks for the site it has some great cards
Yeah, thats more like a normal Graphics Card!

That looks well worth it - infact - in normal use you probably wouldn't notice the difference of that against the other one! The Software packaged with it is great too! If I were you I would buy that - and I'll have to remmember that site!
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Well as we looking at amazing graphics cards check this out i think it isn't ment for games but still
http://www.3dlabs.com/product/wildcatvp/vppro/index.htm
I think i will get the 5700 on that site .
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Wow! Thats a bloody good Card too!
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yeah i know. By the way what do you use your computer for Lord Kalthorn it is just i is guessing not games becuase i had a fx 5200 when they first came out and it was bad with games unless overclocked could that just be that i had the early model. Do not mean to cause offence if you use your fx 5200 for games it just i had trouble.
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No offence taken.

Well - I was amazed at the graphics on the thing! It is true my previous graphics were nVidia 2! Maybe it was just an old verison - there have been a couple of updates even while I've had it! Its certainly better than an ATi 9600, which my friend has - and its certainly good enough for anything I'd be playing. I don't generally use Games anyway!

I'm not a believer in Overclocking; to me it is pushing the enevitable boundries and I don't like the idea of keeping her alive if she is practically dead! (She being the Graphics Card or even Computer - just like Ships!) No - Over-clocking is just another way to keep something alive further than it should; and I would never recommend it!
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Talking of she and her. Does anybody else call their computer a name like somebody would with a ship or a pet? I was just wondering if it was a problem I have or if people generally do it?
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That card should be fine.
Has anyone seen the nVidia quatro, 1500GBP!
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i call my computer my bady when talking to my mates they think i am insane. Not many of my friends know anything about a computer i am still in school you see and it isn't cool what graphics you have just what you wear.No but i am looking at the quatro 1500 gbp now .
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My computers have names too!
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