ATI Radeon 9200 or the GeForce FX5200?

life626

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Hi guys,
how are you all :)

I have a question on these two old video cards on witch one is better,

ATI Radeon 9200 or the GeForce 5200 FX
or the
GeForce 5200 FX

witch one is better and why? and what cons are (if there are any) there to them?

some people are a little byes to one or the other, so please tell me actual facts(or anything like that) if you can :)

thanks for your help
 
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actually... you dont' want either... actually get a REAL card... get say a 8800 GS... you can get them for under a 100... and it would woop that 5200's a**

or a 3850 agp if you only have agp slots
 

jaguarskx

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If you are not gonna be playing game, then it won't really matter. Just buy whatever is cheaper.

If you plan on playing games, then avoid both.

Also, you need to let us know if you have an AGP port or the older PCI port for your video card.
 

life626

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Hi, every body :)

it is an agp board

The thing is, that I already have both of the cards, and wanted to know witch is better. I am planning to upgrade to a better video card hopefully in the near future, so this just temporary :)

thanks again everybody :)
 

randomizer

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If you spend all day running 3DMark, then the FX5200 is definitely the way to go. If you want to play games, both will probably perform about the same in DX8/DX8.1 titles. Note that although the FX5200 is a DX9.0 card, it really, REALLY sucks at real-world DX9.0 apps, so you will want to run in DX8 mode anyway.
 

life626

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Hey everyone!

so I guess I'll go with the 9200 for now. unless there is something like a x850 or x1950 or something like that, but it has to be 30-40ish so if anybody knows of any, I would be happy, maybe I could upgrade sooner
rather than later :)

It would be nice if we could try to stay on track :) you have made me laugh though :)

Thanks for the suggestions you are helping me.