upgrading my card (continued..poll time)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by the_music_man, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    sorry but i think this is necessary!
     
  2. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    My cards performance comparison

    3DMarks2001se

    Ti4200 16,109

    Fx5200 non ultra 8,956


    Hope this helps:D
     
  3. Sazar

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

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    the speeds... are they @ max possible OC'd everything one time benchmark only performance results or is that your regular day to day usage clocks ?
     
  4. Sazar

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

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    the 5200 with 256mb ram is a marketing gimmick... don't waste your money on it...
     
  5. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    those are at max stable oc for both cards
    average of 10 3dmark runs per card
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Prodj

    If those are your choices I vote "just wait" until you find an unplayable game you've just gotta have.

    By then prices should have come down some and if you put 2 bucks a week into the "gotta get a vid card kitty" you'll be able to get something better.

    PS Have I mentioned how many Nvidia based cards that I know have been fried from overclocking in the last day or 2? :(
     
  7. Sazar

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

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    yes... but do you run the cards @ those clocks all day ? or are those numbers just for a one time jab @ getting a high score ?

    thats what I meant by my question...

    if they are not a score reflecting running day in day out... there is no real point in posting it.. max score based on max stable oc's does not reflect true performance... it is more a badge of honor... seeing stock scores is more representative as it allows us to see what exactly the person will be likely to get...

    if you follow my drift :)

    btw.. nice score... what cpu are you using ?
     
  8. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Processor intel P4 2.53 ghz OC'd to 3687mhz

    3DMarks2001se (average of 10 consecutive runs cpu at 3687mhz)

    FX5200 (crapy overclocker)

    stock = 7,236

    overclock = 8,956

    TI4200 (very nice overclocker)

    stock = 11,237

    overclock = 16,109

    Now these test numbers you see here are what run reliably for my pc 24/7. In other tests my cpu and Ti4200 can clock a fair bit higher but at those speeds are for testing and braging only.
    The FX5200 just sucks!!!!!

    Also as I stated earlier in this topic I fried my TI4200 due to a fan failure not OC stress and i'm now stuck with the crapy FX5200...........at least until i get my FX5900 :D
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Its true the Ti4200 is a wicked over clocker The msi version I have runs a constant 297/597 stable and I dont worry about heat I got a g4 mode coooler with a full copper plate and 4 copper memory heatsinks , even has a cool blue light << thats gotta give me 2 degrees less huh ? J/k about the light making it cooler but it is cooler looking :p

    All joking aside the Ti4200 128mb 8X AGP kicks the FX5200 and FX5600 all over non pro that is .... other than that I would say in same price range or close would have to be ATI 9500 pro also a very good card but dont know about its over clocking status or about the bugs it might have ... I am sure if someone wanted to know you just need to go to a ATI based forum and read about the problems people might have , same as you would for any card made by any company :)
     
  10. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    I think the is a post exactly like this, just about every other day....
     
  11. Sazar

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

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    perhaps due to their being questions about the same sort of thing every day :)

    different people have different needs... they have a right to ask the questions... we have a right to answer them in the most constructive manner possible...

    that is the role of a community :)
     
  12. syn

    syn long live xp0!

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    2.53 o/ced to 3687? what kind of cooling you have on it??
     
  13. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    vapo chill 4 my cooling needs !!!! very nice .......so far reliable
     
  14. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    And by the way syn the mobo I have is also the Soyo P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum. Its whats holding mr back from higher clocks, I can almost get stable at this speed with very loud air cooling. New mobo should get me into stable 4 ghz's!!!!!:cool:
     
  15. syn

    syn long live xp0!

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    thats the combo im running now, i need to upgrade my cpu fan, might look into that. got a link for it?
     
  16. kyndl7

    kyndl7 OSNN Junior Addict

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    is a link to the vapochill unit I gotz. They are quit pricey so I settle for the stand alone system, the one I really wanted was the Prometeia phaze change cooler.