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Old 06-18-2004, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hearing only bad things about the fx cards Id like to looks at Nvidia. How is the fx5200 against the 9200 9600 All I have is mx420 so maybe I can see significant improvement with a 9200

Will 9200 support agp4x.
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Avoid anything with the "SE" label. The 9600 SE itself performs like a good old 7500, and the 9200 SE sinks even lower than that.

The 9200 itself is a good card, with performance comparable to that of the FX 5200, if not better. And pretty much every Radeon 9600 card (with the exception of the SE) can easily outperform a 5200.
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Don't get any 9200. It is very comparable to the GeForce FX 5200 which isn't much better than the mx420. Go with the 9600 or better.
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9600>fx5200>9200>dog ****>mx420>9200se>9600se
n'uff said.
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OK if you go with ATI just DO NOT go with SE. SE is the slowest make of their cards. To tell the truth, I could barely tell the difference from a Compusa Radeon 7000 AGP 4x from my Radeon 9200SE 8x.

I would say go with the fx5200.. but you should really think about getting something better like atleast 5600/5700.. because you are ultimatly aiming for a good card, right?

What have you heard bad about the FX series ?
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Support agp4x with the 9200?
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The 9200 itself is a Radeon 9000 with AGP 8x support. It is still backwards compatible with AGP 4x motherboards, however I don't really see that much of a point in getting it if your motherboard doesn't even support AGP 8x (which even then makes very little difference). I would suggest looking to the Radeon 9100 instead if budget is tight.
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OK if you go with ATI just DO NOT go with SE. SE is the slowest make of their cards. To tell the truth, I could barely tell the difference from a Compusa Radeon 7000 AGP 4x from my Radeon 9200SE 8x.

I would say go with the fx5200.. but you should really think about getting something better like atleast 5600/5700.. because you are ultimatly aiming for a good card, right?

What have you heard bad about the FX series ?
Alot of fanboys will pretty much tell you ATI is better because they are a bunch of retards but i will care to explain. You see, the FX cards are overpriced for their performance; FX5600 and below gets wasted by GeForce 4 Titanium and cost more, while FX5700 and above gets wasted by the R300+ (9700+) yet cost as much or more. The 5900xt is good for it's price/performance, but you can get the 9800 Pro for the same price and performs alot better.
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