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Old 12-21-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
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I went to PC Club today and the guy there told me that their $99 5700 GeForce AGP graphics card will work for (ie) Halo and should work for PSX emulation. Is this true?

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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> I went to PC Club today and the guy there told me that their
> $99 5700 GeForce AGP graphics card will work for (ie) Halo
> and should work for PSX emulation. Is this true?
>

I've got a 5700 Ultra and I can vouch for that. It plays Halo smooth as glass at 1024x768 with max features, and seems great from the limited PSX emulation I've been doing on it. Make sure you don't get ripped off on the price though. I paid $78 for mine, and it's an Ultra.

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Old 12-21-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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> I've got a 5700 Ultra and I can vouch for that. It plays
> Halo smooth as glass at 1024x768 with max features, and
> seems great from the limited PSX emulation I've been doing
> on it. Make sure you don't get ripped off on the price
> though. I paid $78 for mine, and it's an Ultra.
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Well, are there games that like, have way better graphics than Halo? I'm asking this because all the other cards are so expensive. Basically, I'm asking... why are the others so expensive?

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Old 12-21-2004, 11:28 PM   #4
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5700 ultra is old spec now. it'd be good for older games but nothing new. can't run dx9 codepath and can barely run dx8 at a decent level.

if you want something cheap that will last you for a while i'd say try to find a used ati 9700 pro. you could possible find a new one for around $125.00 and it will last you for years to come. 3-4 times the performance of a 5700 easy.

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Old 12-22-2004, 12:26 AM   #5
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> Well, are there games that like, have way better graphics
> than Halo? I'm asking this because all the other cards are
> so expensive. Basically, I'm asking... why are the others
> so expensive?

Simply put, the cards are faster and can handle much more. Grab a GeForce FX5700 or find a used 6800 if you can.

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Old 12-22-2004, 12:30 AM   #6
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> if you want something cheap that will last you for a while
> i'd say try to find a used ati 9700 pro. you could possible
> find a new one for around $125.00 and it will last you for
> years to come. 3-4 times the performance of a 5700 easy.

Haha. My 5700 Ultra beats my friend's 9700 ultra by about 2-5 FPS in every game we tried (Doom3, HL2, N64 Emus, and Farcry) on the exact same PC. Please bother to figure out what you're talking about before posting next time.

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Old 12-22-2004, 02:04 AM   #7
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> Haha. My 5700 Ultra beats my friend's 9700 ultra by about
> 2-5 FPS in every game we tried (Doom3, HL2, N64 Emus, and
> Farcry) on the exact same PC.

Wow, that much?

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> I went to PC Club today and the guy there told me that their
> $99 5700 GeForce AGP graphics card will work for (ie) Halo
> and should work for PSX emulation. Is this true?
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I'm looking for a new video card also.
What ever card you get be sure the memory is 128bit not 64bit. Other than that set a max price you want to spend and shop with it in mind.

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Old 12-22-2004, 03:11 AM   #9
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> Wow, that much?
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I wasn't trying to say it was way better or anything, I was just trying to point out to dark_preacher that the 9700 Pro isn't "3-4 times" better.

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Old 12-22-2004, 03:39 AM   #10
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> if you want something cheap that will last you for a while
> i'd say try to find a used ati 9700 pro. you could possible
> find a new one for around $125.00 and it will last you for
> years to come. 3-4 times the performance of a 5700 easy.
>
Ya, I was thinking about getting that because I think MSI makes one with that VIVO out thing. That way I could have a composite TV out instead of half-assing it to work with a S-video to composite cable I made and it end up looking like crap, where I can't read any of the writing on the TV. Does that composite out on the VIVO thing work with composite TVs?

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