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RTW - Geforce MX400 superior to FX5200?

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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 1:12:59 AM

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Hi,

I have a P4 2.4 with 512MB Ram. I am currently playing RTW with a
GeForce MX400 64MB Card. The frame rate I was getting was around
12FPS.

I just bought a GeForce FX5200 256MB Card thinking it would improve my
FPS, but alas, my FPS is still around 12!!! I am using the latest
Detonator drivers.


Is some Card/Game settings I dont know about?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Derek

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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 5:51:44 AM

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Thanks and true...but why is the MX400 & FX5200 FPS the same? Not even
a 20% increase in FPS?

Anyone having the same experience?

Regards,
Derek
June 7, 2005 11:54:23 AM

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In <1118117579.296863.37350@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> "julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> writes:

>Hi,

>I have a P4 2.4 with 512MB Ram. I am currently playing RTW with a
>GeForce MX400 64MB Card. The frame rate I was getting was around
>12FPS.

>I just bought a GeForce FX5200 256MB Card thinking it would improve my
>FPS, but alas, my FPS is still around 12!!! I am using the latest
>Detonator drivers.


Sorry, both cards are outdated and unsuitable for a decent 3D
performance.


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June 7, 2005 2:06:05 PM

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In <1118134304.179228.314680@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com> "julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> writes:

>Thanks and true...but why is the MX400 & FX5200 FPS the same? Not even
>a 20% increase in FPS?

Here is a good comparison chart to check where your 5200 is located.

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20041004/index...



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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 2:12:03 PM

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Thanks Asfand Yar.....I was quite dissapointed by my FX5200....my
mistake.... I should have done a bit of research before buying......

Thanks again.

Regards,
Derek
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 9:19:52 PM

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"julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks and true...but why is the MX400 & FX5200 FPS the same? Not even
> a 20% increase in FPS?

Sorry to say Derek that when the FX5200 came out most people acknowledged
(well, I guess computer "experts") that the FX5200 series were no better, in
fact slower than, the older Geforce 4XXX series.

They supposedly use DX9 technology, but have little or no extra grunt. If
you can find an older Geforce Titanium 4800 you will have a faster card.

Ceo-
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 3:00:55 AM

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"julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> once tried to test me with:

> Thanks and true...but why is the MX400 & FX5200 FPS the same? Not even
> a 20% increase in FPS?
>
> Anyone having the same experience?

The game very well could be CPU-limited. Your video card could be
"starving" because the CPU can't pump data to it fast enough.


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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 9:00:29 AM

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Yeah...i think my fx5200 is the dummy :-(
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 9:37:48 PM

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"Knight37" <knight37m@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> once tried to test me with:
>
> The game very well could be CPU-limited. Your video card could be
> "starving" because the CPU can't pump data to it fast enough.

Hahah no way Knight, a old Pentium 3 could pump a FX5200 enough data to make
it squeal ;) 

Ceo-
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 6:55:45 AM

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I finally went out and exchanged my (lousy) FX5200 card for a FX6600GT
!!

What do you think guys???

PS: Thanks for all the adverse feedback on the FX5200 ;-)
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 7:51:26 AM

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hahahaha...thanks! what are the views of the other guys??
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 9:38:49 PM

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"julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Yeah...i think my fx5200 is the dummy :-(

Sorry Derek I didn't mean to be so flippant in my comment, but my first post
pretty much says it all mate, the FX5200 is the low end of the new release
cards (well, not the new release now, but earlier when the 5950 was the
fastest you could go). As a result its considerably slower than the top end
previous release cards (i.e. the Titanium releases).

Ceo-
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 9:39:45 PM

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"shadows" <shadows@whitefang.com> wrote in message
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> Buying the low end "value" cards is a waste of money. Your
> performance won't improve by much.

I think he knows that now Shadows, and he is probably kicking himself as a
result, lets not rub salt in the wounds :p 

Ceo-
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 10:02:22 PM

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"julyderek@hotmail.com" <burzinb@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I finally went out and exchanged my (lousy) FX5200 card for a FX6600GT
> !!
>
> What do you think guys???

Yes, now you have an improved card that out does the older generation cards
in every way. The GT in particular was a good choice :)  It will keep you
happy for a year or two for sure.

> PS: Thanks for all the adverse feedback on the FX5200 ;-)

Haha, thats what Usenet is for after all right? :) 

Ceo-
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:45:37 AM

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Its an AGP model 6600GT not PCI-E. I paid around (in USD) 220$. I am
in India.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 11:44:02 AM

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On 9 Jun 2005 03:51:26 -0700, julyderek@hotmail.com wrote:

> hahahaha...thanks! what are the views of the other guys??

It's a good card. I'd have gone with that one, but managed to get a X700
256Pro for a lot less money, so I went with that one. But frankly, I don't
like ATI, so this is just for the time being (well, it's a neat card, PCI
Express and all). I think you picked a good one. :)  How much did you pay?

M.
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