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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 01:27 PM
I just had an upgrade and the graphics card supplied is an Nvidia GF FX5200 128mb. My old card is an Nvidia GF Ti4200 128mb....which one should I use? I assume it would be the FX5200 but.....

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 01:27 PM
I just had an upgrade and the graphics card supplied is an Nvidia GF FX5200 128mb. My old card is an Nvidia GF Ti4200 128mb....which one should I use? I assume it would be the FX5200 but.....

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 01:45 PM
I have heard mixed info about that but I think for the most part the older card is actually better...at least than the 5200.... now if it were a 5200 Ultra or a 56 I would say go with the newer card ....but dont listen to me ...wait for an Nvidia person to come on.... I also suggest you change the title of this thread to something like...5200 vs ti4200 or something like that. This way people wont think you are just asking a basic card question and avoid the thread. Threads like that usually turn intoi a ATI vs Nvidia slugfest and a lot of folks just dont want to be bothered with that stuff so they wont even look at threads that hint of that.

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 02:15 PM
the ti4200 is easily the best...

fx5200's are suposed to be good, but they dont have the power behind them to back up their features,

4200 is a fast stable mid ranged card. (i use one myself) stick with it.

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 02:39 PM
Going from 4200 -> 5200 would get you better performance, but not enough to justify the cost. Just like the old GF4 MX440 series, basically all you got with those was a glorified GeForce 2. If you're looking for a little bit more kick, the best value right now is with the 5600FX. It retails around 200$, so the price difference between 5200 Ultra and 5600 is not that much.

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 03:14 PM
Almost all the reviews say the 4200 still out preforms the 5200 in most bencmarks. The 4200 is still a very servicable card until you start to get into the new DX9 games. And those are few and far between.

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 03:20 PM
Keep your 4200. One of the best damn cards ever made and it still runs Dx8 games very well. Its de bomb diggity in Il2 also, as it really screams in OpenGL. Until you need a Dx9 card, then I would recommend a 5700 Ultra. It's the only mainstream Nvidia card really up to the task.

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 03:27 PM
SwingerSpecial wrote:
If
- you're looking for a little bit more kick, the best
- value right now is with the 5600FX. It retails
- around 200$, so the price difference between 5200
- Ultra and 5600 is not that much.

I would recommend the 9600 pro over the 5600 U any day. Unless the only games you play are OpenGL, the 9600 pro generally has a field day with the 5600 U. The 5700 U however, also retailing at $200 (after a rebate), I would recommend over the 9600XT.

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XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 06:15 AM
TI 4200 for the games you play now and near future without a doubt.
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XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 06:25 AM
try FX5900 Ultra--and dont DONT go over to ATI/i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 07:23 AM
The TI4200 is DEFINITELY the faster card for games at the moment. Use that.

When DX9 games come out then the 5200 may be faster in these, but there arent any which use DX9 functions at the moment. The only thing significant which uses DX9 at the moment is 3dmark2003 and this is just a benchmark.

For IL2 FB, in fact ALL games at this time, the TI4200 is much faster.

Hope this helps.

Caliber25th
10-31-2003, 11:41 AM
If you absolutely must be certain, just do a benchmark test on both of them. Sure, might be annoying to take out the card and put em back in, but thats the best way to test it all out. 3dmarks is probablyt he best benchmarking tool around. Website is www.futuremarks.com (http://www.futuremarks.com) i believe.


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XyZspineZyX
10-31-2003, 12:12 PM
Caliber25th wrote:
- If you absolutely must be certain, just do a
- benchmark test on both of them. Sure, might be
- annoying to take out the card and put em back in,
- but thats the best way to test it all out. 3dmarks
- is probablyt he best benchmarking tool around.


I would say the 4200 will be better for IL2.

I think the above suggestion is your best bet with the exception of using 3dmark. If IL2 is the main game you are concerned about, Use IL2 as your benchmark. Just run the BlackDeath Track in the game and compare FPS. Or, Just fly around a bit with each card and see which you like better.

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