Which is better ATI9600 or FX 5200 Ultra ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Bob Dobbs, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Bob Dobbs macrumors regular

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    Subject says it all? I just got a factory refurb G5 dual 1.8 - they said on the phone it would have a GeForce FX 5200 Ultra... but system profiler says its got a ATY,RV350 (I think that is exactly) with 64MB.

    So should I complain, or is this a mini upgrade?
     
  2. macrumors12345 macrumors 6502

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    rad 9600 is far superior to gfx 5200 ultra. you got lucky.
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Yes the 9600 does indeed bench a little bit better than the FX 5200 U. Are you sure it is a 9600 not a 9600 Pro?
     
  4. cube macrumors G4

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    5200 is "ShaderModel 3.0", 9600 is only 2.0, so you might miss out on some games (and maybe eventually in some version of Core Image).
     
  5. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    If it is 64Mb I think thats a normal 9600 non pro. But yes, you got a good deal then, happy you. And just in case you don't ... want such a common ati card, I'll trade you for my dual G5's stock FX 5200 Ultra.;)
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That was the $50 upgrade -- which everyone thought was worth it at the time.

    Now they are using the ATI9600 with 128MB on the newer machines.
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    you got the 64 MB Radeon 9600 Pro which shipped with the original G5s. The new option is a 128 MB Radeon 9600 XT. But even the older 9600 is much better than the 5200 ultra.
     

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