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Which Video card?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by datageek, May 3, 2005.

  1. datageek

    datageek Member

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    I'm putting a new system together and not sure which of the two cards is better than the other.

    XFX nVidia GeForce FX 5200/256MB DDR/8x AGP -$90 or Radeon 9600XT/256MB DDR/8x AGP -$120
     
  2. neojapan

    neojapan Regular member

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    I don't have a agp card(yet)but, I have had both brands and I like Ati better.It never gave ne any problems
     
  3. p4_tt

    p4_tt Active member

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    I used to have a PCI version of the fx5200 and i cant really say its all that great, yes you would get more out of it cos it's AGP but i would say go for the 9600XT
     
  4. Dr.xp

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    men gforce fx 5200 is a lousy card i think ati 9600xt is a very good video card can play doom 3,farcry like notting no sweat.

    remember ati has several configurations for the same model so go thru several model and try to get one with higher memory clock(640-900mhz).
    and make sure it comes with big heat sink and fan and memory stick heat spreaders.

    hope i help
     
  5. kinza

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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    go with the gforce as specs show it to be twice the capabilities of the sapphire card
     
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    i agree with you ddp. and more ram is always good ;)
     
  8. kinza

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    thanks! this is really random, but... i was wondering if thermal paste would come with a retail processor.
     
  9. ddp

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    usually there is a thermal pad on the heatsink not the cpu if bought as a package. if getting a new cpu heatsink & fan, might come with thermal paste.
     
  10. Liez4Love

    Liez4Love Regular member

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    I use that same exact 5200 geforce card,, how can you say it is lousy, it is perfect,, sure it isnt the best of the best, but this card can handle all the games fine, and its for a great price to, I would say go for the GeForce,
     
  11. Dr.xp

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    liez4love is good card in its time sure it was but now i far behind my needs but it is a good card can play doom 3 low-mid settings,splinter cell not farcry but is good!
     
  12. jonni3

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    I had a BFG tweaked 5200 thought it was real good then i got a 6600GT and realized how pants the 5200 really is, the 9600 would be the better option ;)
     
  13. Dr.xp

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    cool be sure to get the 9600xt is the best of the 9600´s series
     

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