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Geforce 5200 Agp

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I want to buy a decent video crd. My budget is extremely limited. This one any good? I'm hoping to get a response from a person who has seen one in action or used it.

 

Features/Specifications:

 

* GeForce FX5200 AGP Video Card

 

* General Features:

* nVidia GeforceFX 5200 Chipset

* AGP 8x interface

* 256 MB DDR

* 350 MHz RAMDAC

* 4 pixels per clock engine

* Support for DX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader 2.0+

* Z-correct bump-mapping.

* Hardware-accelerated shadow effects with shadow buffers

* Programmable matrix palette skinning

* Keyframe animation

* Custom lens effects: fish eye, wide angle, fresnel effects, water refraction

 

* 2D Rendering Engine Features:

* Optimized for 32-, 24-, 16-, 15- and 8-bpp modes

* True-color, 64x64 hardware cursor with alpha

* Multi-buffering (double, triple or quad) for smooth animation and video playback

 

* 3D Rendering Engine Features:

* 4 pixels per clock rendering engine

* 128-bit, studio-quality floating point precision through the entire graphics pipeline

* Native support for 128-bit floating point, 64-bit floating point and 32-bit integer rendering modes

* Up to 16 textures per pass

* Support for sRGB texture format for gamma textures

* DirectX and S3TC texture compression

 

* Operation Systems and API support:

* Windows XP / 2000

* Complete DirectX support, including DirectX 9.0 and lower

* Full OpenGL 1.4 and lower

 

* Connectors:

* 15-pin VGA

* S-Video

* DVI connector

 

* Regulatory Approvals:

* FCC

* CE

* C-Tick

 

Package Includes:

 

* nVidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP Video Card

* Start Up driver CD

* S-Video cable

* Installation Guide

 

Additional Information:

 

* Notes:

 

* Box style may vary

 

* Product Requirements:

 

* Intel Pentium III, AMD Duron or Athlon class processor

* 128MB of RAM

* Available AGP slot

* CD-ROM Drive (to load driver)

 

 

 

Help me out:

Mr Black Cat

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hell a 9000pro owns a fx-5500 and 5200. i suggest if you stick with agp a good budget card would be the 9800pro and the 6600gt. bug for a good card, the x850xt pe has no competition in the agp form, the 6800 ultra would be but its discontinued so there. when i got my fx-5500 i felt like i wasted good sneaker money...

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do not get the 5200, especiall not a 256 mb one. I had a pci one, 128 mb (I dont think 128/256 would change its performance at all) If i were you i would go for a 9600 or a 9800 if you have money :P

 

My 5200 was a pretty good oc'er, and i got 1222 3dmarks (03). I played HL2 at medium-high settings on 800x600 on an avg. or like 40 fps :P

 

Whats your budget?

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hell a 9000pro owns a fx-5500 and 5200. i suggest if you stick with agp a good budget card would be the  9800pro and the 6600gt. bug for a good card, the x850xt pe has no competition in the agp form, the 6800 ultra would be but its discontinued so there. when i got my fx-5500 i felt like i wasted good sneaker money...

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Agreed.. for reference, my old 9000Pro got about 1500 in 3dMark03.

I would personally say that a 9800Pro would be pretty much the minimum you should be looking to get right now.

 

However, saying that, if your budget is severly limited (as it sounds it is) and that situation doesn't look like changing any time soon then go ahead and get the best you can afford.

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umm 5200 ~$40, 9550 ~$50 for decent brands, the 9550 will play BF2 even with a few options turned up with a 2200+ skt A, the 5200 cant even get 15fps with a 3000+ @ 2.5ghz...I think it's well worth another $10, and the 9600pro is another good low range option, but that's closer to $70. All new pricing, if you buy a 5200, ask around here I'm sure somebody wants to get rid of theirs for $25 :lol: (not me bc it's PCI and VERY useful to me)

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9600xt or 9800pro would be a good card for you, but if you are really on a tight budget the 9550pro would do better then that card for not much more.

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I upgraded my Radeon 7500 to a FX5200. It may have been a better card, but the FX series definitely sucked. I upgraded to a 9800Pro within a matter of weeks. I would never recommend the FX series to anyone seeing as how the 9xxx series from ATI was so much better.

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What about this one?

 

Features/Specifications:

 

* ATI Radeon 9250 256MB AGP Video Card w/TV-Out

 

* General Features:

* ATI Radeon 9250 graphics technology

* 256 MB DDR memory

* AGP interface

* Comprehensive 4X and 8X AGP support

* 400 MHz Dual integrated DACs with 10-bit per channel palette

* Highly optimized 128-bit 2D engine with support Windows XP GDI extensions

* Optimized for Pentium 4 SSE2 and AMD Athlon 3Dnow! processor instructions

* Charisma Engine II

* SmartShader technology

* Full support for DirectX 8.1 programmable pixel and vertex shaders in hardware

* SmoothVision

* Image quality enhancement features for Direct3D and OpenGL applications

* HYPER Z II

* FullStream Hardware accelerated de-blocking of Internet video streams

* Video Immersion II delivers industry-leading DVD playback

 

* Connectors:

* 15-pin VGA

* DVI

* S-Video

 

* Regulatory Approvals:

* FCC

* CE

 

Package Includes:

 

* ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB AGP Video Card

* S-Video cable

* Software driver

* Quick Installation Guide

 

Additional Information:

 

* Requirements:

* Intel Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD K6/Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP or compatible

* 64MB of system memory

* Available 4x/8x AGP slot

* Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP

* Installation software requires CD-ROM drive

* DVD playback requires DVD drive

 

 

 

I looked up ati, and found a decent looking cheapone.

 

 

Well?:

Mr Black Cat

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that card isnt good either. what is your budget and most of us will be able to find the best card for the money you have.

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What exactly is your budget? From the examples you're showing us, I'm going to assume it's less than 50 bucks. If that's the case, then I suggest somehow saving up around 20 more bucks and getting yourself at least a 9600. You'll be MUCH happier with that than with a 92** or even the 9550 (though I hear you can mod some 9550s to 9700s, which would kick butt)

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