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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 03:03 PM
Which of the two do you think is the best for FB?

XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 03:03 PM
Which of the two do you think is the best for FB?

XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 03:16 PM
I dunno about the Radeon but my FX5200 was worth every penny!
I upgraded from a Geforce MX440 and noticed a significant performance boost./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
You're bound to get lots of people telling you to spend a lot more on a card but finances dictate. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 03:31 PM
If dx9 is not important get a Gf4 8xAGP ti4200, costs alot less and performs much better than either card in dx 8 games (such as il2)

Nate

XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 03:41 PM
I'd second that. The Fx5200 doesn't have the power to run Dx 9.0 features, and the Radeon 9000 is just a dumbed down 8500 core. You best bet would be a GeForce 4 Ti 4200.

Look for one with fast ram. 128mb is less important than the ram speed.

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ZG77_Nagual
10-26-2003, 03:54 PM
They're talking 9200 - not 9000 -I have one of these in a laptop. I can't comment on the 5200 - but my laptop is only a 1.6 gig centrino and it run FB in excellent mode very well at 1152x864x32 - frames generally in the 50s.

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 03:56 PM
In the comparisons between the FX5200 and the Radeon 9200 (both are essentially in the same class of card) the FX tends to win in a few tests and situations while the 9200's generally beat the FX out in others.

As far as I know however, the 9200 is not a DX9 card which the FX does do (although not very well at all).

Both are budget cards. You can get both for around the same price (do some hunting they can be as little as $70). But keep in mind that budget cards give budget performance...that means alot more these days in that even bottom end cards are based on last years top performers.

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 04:11 PM
Here is an example of graphics card performance. It is not definitive however. Find the complete comparison here


http://www4.tomshardware.com/graphic/20030714/vga_card_guide-12.html


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Nate

XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 05:38 PM
I have a 128mb ATI 9200, peformance is good in OpenGL games such as FB and MOHAA. DX games have some problems with it though. OFP:R suffers severe random stuttering. Most of the time it runs silky smooth but all of the sudden it will start stuttering like crazy and then 30 seconds later it will return to being silky smooth. I've played with settings for hours to no avail, it is a driver and/or hardware issue. I don't know if the FX5200 suffers the same problem or not.

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 07:49 PM
The GeForce 4 Ti4200 is the uber budget card. It beats the pants off both the 9200 and the GeForce FX 5200. Since you cant really use Dx9 with the 5200 anyway, you may as well get a GeForce4.

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 10:15 PM
That was a very strange review. They were complaining because the Tyan cards are using faster memory than the rest of the cards?

That's just odd...

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the info guys.Right now,i'm more prone to the Fx card but i haven't decided yet.

XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 11:12 PM
Hmmmm interesting...according to that the FX5900 blows away the 9800 Pro & NP.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:52 AM
well the game isnt dx9, ut2k3 is a dx7 game with sum dx8, or it is open gl. I run this game in linux http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif installers on 3rd cd, ut2k4 will actually mention this on the box.

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