Geforcefx 5200.....

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by 50cal, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. 50cal

    50cal Guest

    Im in the process of getting a new Geforcefx 5200 256meg grafics card. What are peoples thoughts on this one and how overclockable is this one.?

    Thanks, 50cal
     
  2. Eck

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    The card is absolute sh!t. I would never recommend it to anyone for ANYTHING. If you've got a tight budget, get a GeForce 4 TI4200 128MB 8X card. It beats the hell out of an FX5200.
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I share eck's sentiments...

    the 5200 is not worth the money and the 256mb version is a gimmick.. there is no way you are going to see a noticeable difference in performance wth the extra performance with that card unless you are using professional 3d progs (ie AUTOCAD)... you just don't play @ a high enough resolution with enough filtering turned on to be able to utilise the extra memory..

    purchase something along the lines of a 4200 like ECK said or consider going the route of the 9600pro or 5600ultra or something like that..

    the 9600pro is $149.00 @ bestbuy @ the moment after rebates...
     
  4. 50cal

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    Thanks guys for your help.;)
     
  5. Smelly-Finger

    Smelly-Finger OSNN Junior Addict

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    Biggest mistake I ever made (Besides getting very drunk and waking up with a dress on) was buying a FX5200 the performace is crap ok I'm on a real tight budget but for an extra £20 I could have got a FX5600 card with a lot better performance (think it was a Soltek card)