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    hey guys.

    just wanted to see what you guys have to say about Chaintech video cards. are they any good? i'm looking at the FX5200 of theirs. should i look for a better name?

    thanks
    snooper

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    Chaintech is my fav. for videocards :thumb: ! But any 5200 is basically summed up by the following complex formulae

    Geforce FX 5200=****

    From this we can conclude that the card basically blows goats. Perhaps even goats(e). But that is a debatable topic...
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    Pixel makes a 5200 with a slightly higher clock on the memory...than the rest of the cards.

    Chaintech is fine...i have had my Ti4600 for a year now...massively overclocked at times...and f**ked with plaenty of times and still runing...for now that is.:shh:
    - Damien

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    From the reviews and stuff I have read, the FX5200 is really a disappointing card. I don't have one personally so I can't give any info on my experience.

    Just so you know, both Nvidia and ATI will have their next generation cards out in time for Xmas.

    I just read this in CPU magazine ~ Computer Power User...

    Personally I would wait a couple months a pick up one of those cards. Or wait till they come out and the prices of all the older cards should drop quite a bit.

    Chez

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    Thanks guys. much apprecaited!
    Sn

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    Considering the chip's limited performance and its comparatively low clock speeds, the DirectX 9 support is more of a paper feature than a real bonus. In practice, the chip is simply too slow for DirectX 9 calculations at resolutions of 1024x768 and above.
    quote from Tom's Harware Guide, on: fx5200ultra

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    mmm... ok.
    anything to say about the 5600 then? is it any better?

    thanks!

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    Not by much. I good old Ti4200 will still beat it :thumb:, unless oyu're using a DX9.0 game. : peace2: Mista K6
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    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    Not by much. I good old Ti4200 will still beat it :thumb:, unless oyu're using a DX9.0 game. : peace2: Mista K6
    Are you so sure? An FX5600 benchs right up with R9600Pros and Ti4200's

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    Well I HAVE a chaintech FX 5600 ULTRA (256 mb) and I am very pleased with it!
    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(NTFS- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) BenQ 16x DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.

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