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FX 5950 pwns j00!!11

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Jan 1, 2004, 18:59
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Jan 1, 2004, 18:59
nin
 
My question is: If I go from the TI4600 I have now, to a 5950, will I see a noticeable (and worth the cash) difference?

edit: He uses PNG files on his webpage. Does he WANT his bandwidth to be through the roof?


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Jan 1, 2004, 20:18
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web site for Apple victims:

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as for the ipod, I couldn't believe when I read that the battery lasts only 18 months and _is not replaceable_ LoL!

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Jan 1, 2004, 20:20
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 Enahs
 
Well, it most cases it seems 20-35% faster then your current one, some higher and some lower though. But the 5950 can do DX9. Which means DX9 games will look better, performance wise right now who knows how it does though.

Is it worth it? I dunno, you gotta answer that if the quality/price is worth it.

Personally if it was me, I would wait a little longer, see if the hopefully the "new" contenders in the video card market come to be. They might not take performance crown, But who knows, they could also surprise you and you might want one.
It should start some price cutting from NV&ATI though! And they SHOULD be out before Doom3 and HL2. And HL2 though you are really gonna want a DX9 card though!



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Jan 1, 2004, 20:32
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web site for replacement iPod batteries:

http://www.ipodbattery.com/

which_are_replaceable_ROFL!!!1

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Jan 1, 2004, 21:06
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Jan 1, 2004, 21:06
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And they SHOULD be out before Doom3 and HL2. And HL2 though you are really gonna want a DX9 card though!

Yeah, I'm going to get one before HL2 hits, that's for sure...I hope nvidia gets their shit together.

I'm kinda in the same boat as you...20-35% does sound good, but not for $500 (And in the middle of a shootout, are you really going to notice that 20-35%? I know I won't...). Guess I'll be waiting a bit, too...

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Jan 1, 2004, 21:09
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Jan 1, 2004, 21:09
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The factory one will last you 18 months, after which you can pay apple $100 to replace it or buy your own battery for $50 with a 1 year warranty.

So owning an ipod will only cost you $50 a year. Now I really am rolling on the floor laughing

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Jan 1, 2004, 21:18
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 indiv
 
Well "worth the cash" would be in your eyes only, but I just went from a GeForce2 FX 5200 to a Radeon 9800 Pro and the difference is tremendous. Some examples:

  • I could barely run Halo with my old card at 800x600 with all the details off (I'd estimate 5-15 fps avg), and now with the new card I can run it flawlessly at 1280x1024 with all the details on (I'd estimate 30 fps worst case). With Halo, I think antialiasing is on by default, and I think that's why I got such bad performance with the old card, but I never had much time to look into it.

  • Deus Ex: Invisible War was unplayable with the 5200. With the 9800 it runs almost perfectly (I expect periodic choppiness is not the video card's fault in the case of this game)

  • Enemy Territory used to run fairly well at medium detail settings, but now it runs flawlessly with all details on maximum and at higher resolution. Not a particularly important improvement, but it looks much better and it helps in firefights to have no slowdown.

I love my new video card because it's such a huge improvement over that cheapo 5200 I used to have (your 4600 is probably better than the 5200 I had). As for whether it's worth the money, I had bought 2 games that were unplayable on my old card (Halo, Deus Ex 2), but now I can play them, so the card is automatically worth about 100 bucks so far.

I was unsatisfied with my video card (it was a very cheap card), so I felt the upgrade was worth the cost. If you're satisfied with the card you have, stick with it and wait for the price of the highest-end cards drops. Personally, I don't mind dropping the graphics quality in games, but it was a problem when at the minimum graphics level some games were still unplayable.

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I second the motion to nab a 9800 Pro. I upgraded this week from a Ti4600 and the performance increase is tremendous. To use the example of IW: I used to be luck to get 30 fps at 640x480, now I get a steady 45fps at 1280x1024. With the case of Halo, performance is much more smooth and the game looks leaps and bounds better. Just wait until you see what the active camoflage looks like with the 9800. I was able to nab the Xtasy 9800 Pro for $285 at Fry's. If you can find one for around $300 I say go for it, you won't be disappointed.

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Vid card review
Jan 2, 2004, 10:47
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Jan 2, 2004, 10:47
 
Those fellas must've been really friggin board to make that sort of review.. that's a lot of video cards.
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The factory one will last you 18 months, after which you can pay apple $100 to replace it or buy your own battery for $50 with a 1 year warranty.

Actually, the life expectancy of EVERY lithium-ion battery on the planet - regardless of the device it's used in - isn't measured over time, but over a number of duty-cycles (charges).

While you do not lower the overall capacity of the battery by charging it whenever you want, you DO lower the total number of available duty-cycles by one for each time you charge it. Therefore maximum battery life is still attained by only charging the battery when it has been completely drained. If, over an 18 month period, you charge the battery enough times to reduce the number of available duty-cycles to zero, then the battery will need to be replaced. My POS cordless phone has eaten up three replacement batteries in as many years because of this, and they're $40 each - not quite iPod level, but hardly free. A replacement battery for my portable printer is $150 and is only expected to endure 300 charge cycles!!

People need to understand that it's a problem with BATTERIES, not iPods. If there's a problem with the iPod, it would be that it's designed for the convenience factor of acquiring a charge whenever it's 'docked'.. if you dock it six or seven times a day, then yes, you're killing off the number of duty-cycles your battery has available, and quite arbitrarily.

As you can see from that site, however, replacing them is stupidly easy. The reason it's such a void-your-warranty affair is because Apple doesn't really want people to realize that once you've got an iPod apart to that degree, swapping out the hard-drive for a larger one is also pretty damn simple...

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