View Full Version : GF FX5900 and 5950 for FS2002 and FS9
02-22-2004, 06:18 AM
I would like to know what experience you have with regard to
perormance with FS2002 and FS9 for the GeForce FX 5900 and 5950.
I am about to get a new 3D card and I hear the Radeons can produce
blurred images, which makes me reluctant to buying them.
So, I am after framerates and good image quality.
My present card is almost historic, I guess; it's a GF 4200 Ti,
Grateful for your comments and advice.......
Will I get much improved performance compared to what I have now,
you think, with an FX 5900 or 5950?
02-23-2004, 12:39 PM
I bought a 5900XT and love it, everything looks great and works great. The two cards you mentioned are slightly faster than mine, so I would say, you can't go wrong with either.
I've never owned one of the newer ATI cards so I cannot comment on them, however, from the reviews they seem to work fine. I personally like NVidia and have never had any issues with them. I've owned older ATI cards and had several driver problems and some bad hardware. But from what I have been reading, things have changed significantly and the newer cards don't suffer from these problems.
Some people say that ATI cards have better image quality, however, when you read reviews the overall average puts NVidia and ATI about the same level. So it all comes down to a matter of taste when it comes to brand and how much money you are willing to spend. If you are looking at the mid-range market, the 5900XT will smoke the 9600XT without a doubt and can even compete against the regular 9800.
02-25-2004, 05:22 AM
I use a 5950 ultra. Assuming your processor is up to it with FS, then the card will do most of the rest.
FS2004 is more demanding when the visuals are turned up but as a benchmark in FS2002 using my old ATi9100 128mb on an AMD 2400+;
Twilight landing and taxi to gate at EGLL in standard 777, all sliders to max except number of lights left at 3. AA and AF set at 4x through windows. Traffic at 75% with a good layer of grey clouds at 1800ft.
Average FPS around 23, with maximum of 47 before breaking through the clouds and a low of 17 when moving around the airport and panning my view a bit. The visuals were certainly above average.
Using the same scenario on my 5950, but with AA & AF at 8x and this time everything set at maximum;
FPS locked at 30 and never dipped below a high 28! Visual quality was absolutely spot on with NO pixelation noticeable. When flying above the clouds, FPS can get into the 80's (although I don't notice any difference at 80 or 30 FPS).
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