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Old 03-01-2004, 12:17 PM   #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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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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