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Should I upgrade from an NVIDIA MX 420 to a FX 5200?
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Post Posted: 08-08-2004 05:35 PM Post subject: Graphics Card for BC

I went to a Sams Club in my home town and I saw a graphics card for $90.It was a NVidia G-Force FX 5200.
Should I get it? I would want to be able to handle Scotchy's Galaxy and CG Sov at a high resolution.

Here are my specs:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1532MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
Memory: 608MB
Free Disk Space: 5.42GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP

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Post Posted: 08-08-2004 06:22 PM Post subject:

My previous graphic card was a Geforce 4MX 440 64MB, and I was able to run CG Sovereign and Scotchys Galaxy at 1024x768 with no problem.

My current card, Geforce FX 5950 Ultra 256MB cost me about 400 dollars, and I must say it was worth every penny Grin


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Post Posted: 08-08-2004 08:15 PM Post subject:

I think I have seen a Radeon 9600 for that money somewhere and it is much faster. I suggest you try and find something like that.


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Post Posted: 08-08-2004 11:23 PM Post subject:

as a big nvidia fan i can honestly say that buying that card will be the worst mistake lol...

its massively underpowered for the cost, get a radeon!!


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Post Posted: 08-10-2004 01:46 AM Post subject:

Okay but what graphics card should I look for

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Post Posted: 08-10-2004 03:58 AM Post subject:

well how much are you actually willing to shell out?


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Post Posted: 08-10-2004 11:11 PM Post subject:

Hundred to a hundred and fifty bucks. I only go for cheap price Wink

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Post Posted: 08-11-2004 12:48 AM Post subject:

ug then you wont get much


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Post Posted: 08-11-2004 10:16 AM Post subject:

I think you can get a Radeon 9600 XT for that money, which would be my suggestion to you. Look a little around, you'll find a cheap one. By the way, I like to buy vid-cards on eBay, from sellers with high ratings.


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Post Posted: 08-11-2004 04:36 PM Post subject:

I personally don't like buying stuff online but I'll keep looking

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Post Posted: 08-11-2004 04:52 PM Post subject:

If you want, you can try one of these. They are "Buy It Now", no auctions.

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Post Posted: 08-12-2004 10:39 PM Post subject:

Those are good ideas and I will consider them but I saw a Radeon 9200 at a Best Buy and I was wondering what you guys thought and also I'm just curious but isn't a NVIDIA GForce MX 420 to a NVIDIA GForce FX 5200 a step up from what I have? Confused

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Post Posted: 08-13-2004 12:54 AM Post subject:

..... it may be in the $200 range but I realy if I were you go for a 9700 pro for now.


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438Schwarz wrote:
Those are good ideas and I will consider them but I saw a Radeon 9200 at a Best Buy and I was wondering what you guys thought and also I'm just curious but isn't a NVIDIA GForce MX 420 to a NVIDIA GForce FX 5200 a step up from what I have? Confused
It sure Is, the Geforce 4 MX 420 is about as fast as a Geforce 2 MX. The fx 5200 compares to a Geforce 4 Ti 4200, but with DirectX 9. The Radeon 9200 is about as fast as her, but doesn't have DX9. By the Way, the 9200 is the same card as the three years old Radeon 8500 (which I have, and which can still handle EVERY game).


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Post Posted: 08-13-2004 05:07 PM Post subject:

So if it is a step up how come from the comments it seems so bad?
You guys don't happen to know what resolution you can get on Scotchy's Galaxy and CG Sovereign on the FX 5200?

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Post Posted: 08-13-2004 05:33 PM Post subject:

438Schwarz wrote:
So if it is a step up how come from the comments it seems so bad?


It's "bad" because the card is not good value for money. If you spend a little more, you will be getting a lot more performance for what you spend.


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Post Posted: 01-14-2005 11:14 PM Post subject:

I use a ATI Radeon X300 (came with my new Dell)


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Post Posted: 01-15-2005 08:36 PM Post subject:

get a 6800gt Razz


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Post Posted: 01-15-2005 08:45 PM Post subject:

I doubt he has the mony


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Post Posted: 01-15-2005 10:45 PM Post subject:

Not at the moment anyway


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Post Posted: 01-17-2005 12:35 AM Post subject:

to be honest with u i wudnt advise carrying on with agp at the mo neway, all the hardware producers apear to be making a push towards pcie stuff and so the long term value of an agp card isnt really much any more.


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Post Posted: 01-17-2005 02:45 PM Post subject:

Heh, I just upgraded my video card from a Radeon 9000 Pro to a Radeon All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro... Put me back 460$ However, while I was in Futureshop(where I got the new card) I seen a 9200 SE for 90$ Mind you, these are Canadian prices.

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Post Posted: 01-17-2005 03:46 PM Post subject:

Still got my 9700 pro, its more than enough for me until I get a new mobo with PCIe...


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Post Posted: 01-18-2005 04:59 PM Post subject:

Urgh, not a big fan of Radeon.

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Post Posted: 01-18-2005 10:07 PM Post subject:

Mappains (a Electronics store in the UK) has the ATi Radeon 9200SE card for 34.99


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