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Old 07-13-2004, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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right now i own a GeForce FX5200 128mb. Now when i play most games (Battlefield Vietnam, Far Cry, Sometimes Operation Flashpoint:res) My computer will get choppy, or laggy. Is this the problem with my ram (768, i think its like ddr266) and my processor (p4 1.7)? or is it my video card, because my video cards core speed is 250/ memory speed 400 ?

Also i an looking to get a new system, and as for video cards i want to go with Nvidia. I have seen some cards at 128mb but core speeds are around 450-500 and memory speeds are 900-1024. Is this good ? If not what kind of geforce would be good?


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Old 07-13-2004, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ur entire system is pretty bad. dont go with an nvidia card, ATI owns nvidia

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Old 07-14-2004, 03:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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of course though that is your opinion, ATI cards don't own nVidia by much., there're your answers, taken from wq87
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=p ati owns regardless, I used to be a total nvidia fan.. then I tried ati and I'm never going back to nvidia unless I see a dramatic change. Anyways your biggest problem is your video card, it's not exactly able to handle a game like farcry.. you might want to think about upgrading to a better video card.. a 9600 pro is pretty cheap and you'll get better results with that
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, i agree with compy. The 5700 isnt to bad, about the same as the 9600. Although when i get my new computer, im not sure what to get: an X800XT or a 6800Ultra... I know the X800 is a bit faster... but the 6800Ultra has pixel shader 3.0 ....
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Old 07-14-2004, 04:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i guess it all come down to the price, and performance you want.
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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nVidia cards aren't that bad. They are just too expensive. I mean would you get the 5950 or a 9800 Pro. They perform pretty much the same. But the 5950 is twice the price of a 9800 Pro. That should give you an idea which card to get.
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It is usually true in saying that NVIDIA cards cost more, check out these prices. I have picked the cheapest 6800 Ultra and cheapest X800 XT from

PowerColor ATI RADEON X800 XT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/VIVO, 8X AGP W/ Limited Assassin Edition Backpack, Model "R42-TVD3" -RETAIL


CHAINTECH nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-bit, Dual DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "AA6800UA1" -RETAIL


I didn't want to cheat so I just went straight onto These were the only two available though.

UK Site
256MB AOpen Aeolus GeForce 6800 Ultra £358.96

256Mb Connect3D Radeon X800 Pro £292.58

They had an XT version for "Call for price". I would probably say they are the same price. NVIDIA are getting smarter
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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there's got to be a reason why nVidia is more expensive some times...
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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dunno they go through diff testing and building procedures maybe they use more expensive equipment or sumtin


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