crap or not?

ALL4AMD

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i got a XFX5900 with 256mb of ram running @700 and the gpu @400.

my question is can any of u reccommend a better one for under $250?
 

SEALTeamSix

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Depends if you include mail-in rebates or not... I know there were 9800 Pro's all over for around $200 not too long ago... provided that you don't think the 9800 Pro suggestion is BLASPHEMY ;). Check http://www.slickdeals.net, http://www.hotdlz.com, http://www.rasputinj.com, http://www.techdeals.net, http://www.fatwallet.com, etc... for normal product pricing, check http://www.pricewatch.com and http://www.pricegrabber.com. Good luck, and remember that the next-gen cards WILL drop the price of the older ones.

-SEAL
 

@trapine

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If you arnt satisfied with that? being that it is a pretty decent card. then the only thing i could recomend that would perform alittle better for under $250
Is a 9800Pro!
Here's some good prices on. PriceWatch
 

Grandmasta_J

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Although I don't like to admit it, the 9800 pro is the best bang for the buck out right now, with prices around $200. That's what I paid for my old 5700 Ultra back in January. :rolleyes: But dont count that 5900 out. If you get a good overclocker, you can get 5900 Ultra performance out of it.
 

ragejg

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there are 256mb 5900's with 2.8ns memory???

I've never heard of this before...
 

lord9165

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i know gainward has 5900xt with 256 with 2.8 but not xfx,as far as i know.the non ultra 5900s run faster mem ,but will differ company to company.
 

Oldwolf

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Dude, I wish I had a 5900! I recently upgraded from a GeForce 2 to an FX5700. It may not be a Lamborghini, but a Porsche is still fast. Imho, wait a while till the upcoming PCI-Express situation sorts itself out, then it'll be time for everyone to go through the usual upgrades of sound, vid, ram & Mobo.
 

pxc

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If you want a regular 5900 (with VIVO!) instead of that 5900XT, you can get the BFG 5900 here for $187 shipped.

Mine overclocks to 475/950 (from 400/850) with the stock BIOS and cooling. It goes even higher with the 5950U BIOS flashed on it.
 

M4d-K10wN

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If you flash to 5950U; you can't use VIVO because neither the Gainward nor LeadTeK cards have that, and those are the only two BIOS ROMs available to the public.
 

pxc

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M4d-K10wN said:
If you flash to 5950U; you can't use VIVO because neither the Gainward nor LeadTeK cards have that, and those are the only two BIOS ROMs available to the public.
:LOL:

It's not like BFG doesn't make a 5950U. :rolleyes: And yes, I know for a FACT that VIVO works after flashing since I've done it myself.
 

Visable-assassin

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M4d-K10wN said:
If you flash to 5950U; you can't use VIVO because neither the Gainward nor LeadTeK cards have that, and those are the only two BIOS ROMs available to the public.


thats why you do like I did and use BFG 5950 BIOS on my BFG 5900nu :)
then had a member here modify the speeds so my stock clock speeds are higher than normal, and still retains the VIVO last I checked...but I never mess with it so i never got in depth with it.....the leadtek and gainward BIOS were not the only ones around my friend :)
Actually a while back i posted a link that had everything from evga to xfx
 

pxc

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M4d-K10wN said:
Where did you get BFG's 5950U BIOS??
It's "around." If you know the thread (not here) that was collecting all available BIOS images, you can find it. Sorry, I am not distributing it.
 
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