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Best nvidia card in the $200 range?

Old 05-18-04, 11:37 PM
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Best nvidia card in the $200 range?

Looking at buy.com I see three cards in that general range that I'm considering (I'd get ATI, but they dont work with my mobo, see other thread)...

GeForce FX 5700 Ultra Dual DVI 128MB DDR VIVO AGP8X DX9
Our Low Price: $215.99

FX5700ULTRA 128MB 8X AGP DVI TV OUT 475MHZ CORE 950MHZ MEM
Our Low Price: $214.99


GEFORCE FX 5900 XT 128MB DDR TV OUT (S-VIDEO DVI AGP8X DX9
Our Low Price: $210.99


The dual DVI on 5700 sounds great.. I'd like at least dual monitor, does the 5900 xt have that ? DVI+VGA I mean..

is 5900 much faster than 5700 or?

Sorry for nvidia newbie quesitons - have been an ATI guy for 5 years
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Old 05-19-04, 12:44 AM
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Go with the 5900. While it doesnt blow away the 5700, it usually outperforms it by a decent margin. You can get a 5900xt from newegg for $174 with free shipping Link . The 5900 also supports dual monitors.
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Old 05-19-04, 12:57 AM
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Ok thats the XT.. there's no issues getting a 'noname' chaintech card? Just never heard the name before..

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Old 05-20-04, 01:17 AM
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Chaintech is ok, I havent heard of any issues with them. But if you prefer a bigger name brand you can get an MSI for about $10 more http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/Prod...ku=VC-MSI-0045
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Old 05-20-04, 01:25 AM
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Ordered the chaintech - thanks for the link!
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