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Thread: Geforce Fx 5200




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    Is this a good card? I'm looking at getting one as an upgrade. Right now I have a 3dfx Voodoo 3.

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    It's not really good at all as it's just a DX9 version of the GF4 MX (it really should be labeled as an FX MX) and a GF4 Ti4200 (DX8) will run all over it. If ya gaming on a budget look to the GF4 Ti4200 or R9600 but if ya can go a bit higher then look at the Radeon 9600 Pro or XT versions which are DX9 cards.

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    this is an alright card. if u are really on a budget, or would rather spend money on other things, get the fx 5200. it runs great if u know how to use it. and just so u know, wiggo really dont like the 5200 so dont be surprised if he criticises my response. ;)

    the 5200 is a good card to have at the moment, u can get it cheap, and then wait for the better cards to come down in price.

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    Wow....this guy gives bad advice...a video card that you buy should atleast last a year...this fx5200 didn't even last 4 months, save your money and get a real budget card like the 9600 or the fx5700.. :cheers:
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    get a 9600 xt

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    Quote Originally Posted by stocky21
    this is an alright card. if u are really on a budget, or would rather spend money on other things, get the fx 5200. it runs great if u know how to use it. and just so u know, wiggo really dont like the 5200 so dont be surprised if he criticises my response. ;)

    the 5200 is a good card to have at the moment, u can get it cheap, and then wait for the better cards to come down in price.
    better to get a 9600/XT/Pro that will last a while, rather than getting a 5200 and being disappointed, then turning around and buying another card.

    im sure wiggo has valid reasons not to like the 5200 (such as poor performance, not worth buying), not a bias response.

    btw, i see you have the 5200 card.
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    When it comes to fx5200, wiggo or anyone with 1/4 of a dam brain would know not to buy this crappy card. Get either fx5700 ultra, 9600xt/pro/np or 9700np/pro/aiw or 9800. :cheers:
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    "anyone with 1/4 of a dam brain would know not to buy this crappy card"! Get a grip dude! AsianBatman anytime you want to match I.Q. levels let me know!

    I did a lot of research before I bought my card and it does everything that I expected it to do. The FX5200 is not comparable to the cards you mentioned but I'm still waiting to find a game that I can not play at a comfortable framerate. Yes I do have to turn down some of the eyecandy a bit but in reality it is not really that bad of a card for those of us on a budget.

    Square Head: If you can afford a better card then by all means do so because the differences are considerable. If an FX52000 is all that you can afford then it will do the job with a few compromises reguardless of the information that some of the more wealthy forum members like to share. I've no experience with your video card but I'm finding comparisons to TNT cards and if that is the case then a GF FX5200 should be a big step up.
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    Why would you buy a card that you KNOW is a poor performer and play games at their minimum? :?: Seems like no enjoyment and a waste of $80. Squarehead, what people are trying to get across is that the 5200 is not a good gaming card. If you only use the net and your desktop, then by all means get it. If you play any games and want them to be at least enjoyable, then get a Radeon 9600 Pro or a 9600 XT. People tried the same bull**** when I got my Ti4200. "Oh, get a Radeon 9100, its cheaper and can still play games." Boy am I glad I didnt listen and I got a Ti4200, I've been enjoying games at full detail and high resoultions for almost a year now. Unless there's no way you can scrape together $150 (for a 9600 Pro) or $170 (for an XT), be it working, begging, playing music on the street, iuno, get a 5200. But if you can wait and save your cash, get a 9600 Pro or XT, you'll never regret it, especially when your blasting away in your favorite game :thumb: . : peace2: Mista K6
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    Just because your on a budget, does not mean you can not save your money. Because the 5200 is so cheap, it is also a way to throw money away, because it is not going to last that long in the game industry. Some games like halo and other directx9 games are barely supported by that card. So I don't see what is the hurry in buying a crap card when you can save and get a decent card. Saving gets you better things and also gives you a reward after spending it :D . So if you don't got the money, save and get the 9600 or anything higher than that, because you will be satified!!!!!! argggh!
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