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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Dr.xp, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Dr.xp

    Dr.xp Regular member

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    hi i just got a msi gforce fx 5200 128ddr, i have to say im very fustrate about it... some body told to get an ati 9200 se is it better thasn the one i got???
    somebody recommend me something cheap better than that crap!!.

    abit nf7
    athlon xp 2800+ gygabyte 3d cooler pro
    512 ddr dual channel 333mhz (2x256)
    hhd 80gb 7200;40gb 5200rpm
    msi gf fx 5200 128ddr
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    *moved to appropriate forum*
     
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    Hi,
    The FX5200 is not real powerful, but it will play Doom3 on your PC.
    It will play @ 640x480 but with all the DX9 special effects enabled.
    Apparently this is much more satisfying than 800x600 with effects disabled, so an older-gen more powerful board would not be a real advantage.
    ATI 9200 sucks really badly...
    An ATI 9600 would be more similar to the FX5200.
    What you need is an ATI 9600XT, with 256MB (or even 128MB) of faster-clocked memory.
    It will cost a bit more that FX5200 but is affordable, and much better performance.
    Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600XT 256Mb DDR AGP is $199 (CDN/AUS) which is $160 USD or 88 Pounds Sterling.
    Regards
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The nVidia FX 5700 Ultra is a mean little card too. Great performance for the price :)
     
  5. Dr.xp

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    ive been looking to ati cards but im a little bit confuse with all the names and number like:

    9600`s
    pro,xt,saphire xt,se,power color etc...

    9800`s
    se,xt,saphire

    which one do you think is best ( 100-160usd$ range) is best.

    Dr.xp
    Abit Nf7
    athlon xp 2800+ gigabyte 3d cooler pro
    512ddr (2x256); gforce fx 5200 128(not for so long)
     

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