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June 20, 2003 11:06:34 PM

Ok...This morning I woke up to a burnt out video card. It was a G2Ti 64MB so I'm not crying just yet. However, it came so suddenly that I cannot wait to save up for a better card. I need the card repaired this weekend. So I'm on a very low budget (around ~$100+-20). I was looking at the low-end cards such as Raedon 9200 Pro (128MB), FX 5200(128MB), and the MX440 8x (64MB). Now I know none of these are great cards, but coming from a geforce2 ti 64mb, any of those would be a big step up. Any suggestions etc.? Thanks

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June 20, 2003 11:15:21 PM

Well... not a BIG step up, but a step up nonetheless.

I recommend (of course everyone can see it coming!) an ATI CARD! Lol.
A 9200 Pro, 9000 Pro, or 9100 will suit you just find and all should fall within your budget, and all will beat the MX400.

As to which of the 3? In most gaming situations the 9100 is a bit faster, because it is nothing more than an 8500LE renamed. The 9200 Pro would beat the 9000 Pro by a little.
9200 Pro or 9100 r what ur looking for.

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June 20, 2003 11:34:37 PM

OK...I think I am going to lean towards the 9200 Pro. How is the FX 5200? Do they really just suck that much? Also, I've heard many compatibility and bug issues with ATI...is that true as well? Thanks for your help.
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June 20, 2003 11:58:52 PM

If the FX is in price range I wouldn’t rule it out. ATi driver problem nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, never was never will be.

By contrast, we were more pleased by the FX 5200 Ultra. With respect to performance, the card can hold its own quite well against the Radeon 9000 PRO/ 9200. As a DirectX 9 card, it is already superior to the others on paper, and it also offers multi-sampling FSAA and relatively fast anisotropic filtering. <b>Because of ATi's driver problems</b>it wasn't possible to make direct comparisons with the 9000/ 9200 series, which still use the slow SuperSampling, but from past experiences with the 9000/ 8500 FSAA test, it can be concluded that the FX 5200 Ultra should be the better performer here.


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June 20, 2003 11:59:06 PM

yes they do suck
compatibility and bug issues?
nah..my 8500LE works perfectly
June 21, 2003 12:04:38 AM

From what I seen the Ti 4200 takes the FX, but it's close, untill 4X AA then FX starts to leads. Good option though.

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June 21, 2003 12:08:49 AM

Since your already using a Nvidia card I would stick with Nvidia so you don't have drivers messing up your Windows registry.
You should be able to pick up a GForce TI4200 128MB for a hundred dollars.

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June 21, 2003 1:51:54 AM

Noooo, don't get the Siluro GF4 TI4200. Spend some more money and get another brand's ti4200 or sacrifice some performance. I bought one thinking great price, comes DOA. Thats ok, ill just send it back. Read NewEgg's reviews, 33% of the people reported either artifacts or death of the card within 3 months. Then I go to abit's forums and it seems there are a ton of people with this issue.
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