Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by the_music_man, Jul 3, 2003.
sorry but i think this is necessary!
My cards performance comparison
Fx5200 non ultra 8,956
Hope this helps
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 ?
the 5200 with 256mb ram is a marketing gimmick... don't waste your money on it...
those are at max stable oc for both cards
average of 10 3dmark runs per card
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?
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 ?
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
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
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
I think the is a post exactly like this, just about every other day....
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
2.53 o/ced to 3687? what kind of cooling you have on it??
vapo chill 4 my cooling needs !!!! very nice .......so far reliable
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!!!!!
thats the combo im running now, i need to upgrade my cpu fan, might look into that. got a link for it?
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.