Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by wingman411, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

    North of Seattle
    I currently have a ATI AIW Radeon 32mb AGP video card and I am looking for a new card. Is this a good card?

    Video Cards AGP 256 MB 8x
    XFX GeForce FX 5200 256MB DDR 8X AGP w/ TV & DVI

    Item No. P450-8503

    PRICE: $119.99
    LESS REBATE: - $20.00

    FINAL PRICE: $99.99*

    *Price after a $20 mail-in rebate.

    The World’s First 256MB Video Card Under $100.00USD!
    The GeForce FX 5200 GPUs deliver best-in class performance and features at a great price. Experience cinematic-quality effects and studio-quality color, and the industry-leading performance and rock-solid driver stability you expect from NVIDIA.

    The only DirectX 9 compatible GPUs in their class, the 5200 models are engineered for compatibility with the latest gaming and multimedia software.

    The NVIDIA® GeForce FX family of GPUs ushers in a new era of graphics and gaming. With a GeForce FX powering your graphics experiences, you can run applications and games at higher resolutions and at speeds never before possible. Whether you're a bleeding-edge gamer who desires the most advanced gaming technology available, or a PC user in search of the perfect combination of power, performance, and value—GeForce FX top-to-bottom solutions deliver.

    NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 Specifications
    GPU nVidia GeForce FX 5200
    Memory 256MB DDR
    Core Clock 250 MHz
    Memory Clock 400 MHz
    Memory Bandwidth 6.4GB/sec.
    RAMDAC Dual 350 MHz
    Fill Rate 1 Billion texels/sec.
    Vertices per Second 63 Million
    Bus Type AGP 8X
    OS Support Windows® 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP or LINUX
    Ports VGA, TV/S-Video Out & DVI Output

    CineFX EngineLearn More
    Powers cinematic effects beyond imagination. With advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities, stunning and complex special effects are possible. In addition, increased horsepower delivers faster and smoother gameplay.

    High-Precision GraphicsLearn More
    By combining the incredible dynamic range of today's state-of-the-art 3D motion pictures with 128-bit studio-precision color, the GeForce FX GPUs bring you the industry’s best image quality for the most demanding applications.

    AGP 8XLearn More
    Provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X—2.1GB/sec. vs. 1.1BG/sec. AGP 8X enables more complex models and detailed textures, creating richer and more lifelike environments. Uninterrupted data flow allows for smoother video streaming and faster, more seamless gameplay.

    nView Multi-display Technology Learn More
    The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for multi-display options, and provides unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience. NVIDIA GPUs are enabled to support multi-displays, but graphics cards vary.

    Digital Vibrance Control (DVC)Learn More
    Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.

    DVI SupportLearn More
    Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays with up to 1600x1200 resolution.

    Manufactured by: XFX
    Manufacturer Part No: PVT34KUA
  2. Sazar

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

    Between Austin and Tampa
    personally speaking... no... I dun like the 5200 series personally...

    specially not for the supposed dx9 features...

    also agp 4x - 8x == 0 difference in actual performance...

    for the price it is a good card... for a little more money you can get the gf4 ti 4200... a better all around performer...

    also... the 256mb makes no difference to this cards performance per se... you may be better off buying the 128mb 5200ultra instead...

    oh that reminds me :)

    don't buy the 5200 non-ultra if you can help it... the ultra is a FAR better card...
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    is ther any reason why u are just picking an nvidia card?
  4. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

    North of Seattle
    I like the AIW cards, but I heard the aiw 8500 card is not that good. The aiw 9000 series is what i want if the price comes down.
  5. Sazar

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

    Between Austin and Tampa
    8500 > 9000 ... :)

    just fyi...