Yeah, I paid $180 for a GF FX 5600 256megs, and guess what I got? Something that wasn't backwards compatible. I also learned that you have to get the 5900 for reasonable clock speeds that run everything.
I overclocked the 5600 (yeah, I still took it back and got a XP 2800+ instead :-D
) about 3-5%. That improved all framerates by 5-15%. That says alot. I'm guessing that if you overclocked the 5900 that much, you'd be able to run all programs quite well. As it stands, my ti 4200 is still faster on OpenGL and DX8 or less applications than the 5600.
With the 5600: WC3 was slightly choppy, NS didn't sit at 100 FPS, C&C Generals FPS started dropping when we had 5 nukes, 2 particle cannons, and a scud storm going at once in my 1600x1200 space. What's the deal? Stupid Nvidia. Things need to be backwards compatible.... Though, my GF4 ran about 50-75% slower on DX9 benchmarks, and stalled on things such as pixel shaders and greater that 8 point lighting tests. So what? It wasn't meant to even try DX9 applications.
Okay, enough rants. Anyone else try and GFFX card yet?
Home: nochumps.com"That's one crazy monkey."
- fo shizzle, fa sheezy, and a few extras