Radeon 9550 Is this card any good ANSWER NEEDED NOW!!!!!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by khohne, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. khohne

    khohne Master Guru

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    My FX 5700 has died and i can buy this card locally (XpertVision Radeon 9550 128 bit 256 MB) for $145 Australian.

    I this card any good??????????
     
  2. Scarey Lizzard

    Scarey Lizzard Master Guru

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    A 5700 is better.

    In other words... 9550 is OK, but not good.
     
  3. khohne

    khohne Master Guru

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    should i get it, or would an FX 5500 be better.
     
  4. Albatross

    Albatross Master Guru

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    an fx 550 is an FX 5200 overclocked with 128-bit ram instead of 64-bit
     

  5. Antigen

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    No it should be drastically worse unless your 5700 was an LE then it will be slightly worse.

    The Radeon 9200 and 9000 never supported DX9 after nvidia rolled out the FX 5500 which is very slow, the ATi finally came with a Radeon 9550 it's numbering procedes itself as its about as slow as a 9200 or x300. It does however support Direct X 9 and everything 9500 and up does.

    My suggestion find any graphics card you can to use and at the end of this month, actually already you can buy a 6600 standard. Not only will you get to stay with NVIDIA, you wont be downgrading in performance and you'll get about triple the speed of the 9550. Prices are around 150 or 160 for it yet these are PCI-Express, be quick though, the demand for these are already high, and when the AGP version cracks out the potential people wanting to able to buy them will be about 10 times higher
     
  6. Ausradierer

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    I don't know if you find this one in Australia, but it's named gecube radeon 9550 Platinum Edition. It's core is 9600, 128 ddr Entrotech 2.8 ns and is just a bit faster then a FX5700. This card is fantastic for it's price, about 100 US$(you do the math). The difference is the support for shaders 2.0 against 1.1 from nvidia. I was once an nvidia man, but i've come to this conclusion. ATI better !
     
  7. Ausradierer

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    And another thing. ATI reduced the core speeds for 9550 because is affecting 9600 sales. Well, the naughty guys from gecube didn't listen to that so it's core is working at 400 , the BIOS is for 9600XT!!! and is not locked for OC. The catalyst drivers see it as an R360 core. So you get a real 9600 Pro for an incredible price.
     
  8. Roger20r

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    I think i read a review of gecube radeon 9550 Platinum card overclocks very well close to 9600pro speeds.It's only a down clocked 9600.
     
  9. David Deed

    David Deed Don Alfa Terga Inconiti

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    do not, i repeat, DO NOT get the 64-bit version of the card

    in fact, how much are you willing to spend on a video card? if its around $100, you can get a 9600 pro around that price
     
  10. Elanzer

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    If you can get the 128bit one, it's possible to mod it to a regular 9600, then after you do that the overclocking ability should soar (there's rumours of somewhat of a clock limitation with the basic 9550 bios). If you can overclock it a fair bit it'll be good, but even the 128bit it isn't very good stock, it just has large overclocking potential.

    If you get the 64bit version.. it'll be slower than a FX5500.
     

  11. worldfar

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    luckly~i have got 9550 mouths ago.
    it can easy oc @400/500 now i use
    i feel it is better than 5700 if it oc ~
    if u can get a 6 pcbs 9550 can easy oc @ even 475/600
    good luck~
     
  12. r3claim3r

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    I think a Radeon 9600 Pro would be a better choice if you can find it locally.
     

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