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5200 or 9200SE?

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October 1, 2004 6:27:11 PM

Got 50$ to spend on either of these wich is best of the 2?
this is for a system that might run sims2 once in a while max...


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October 1, 2004 6:51:52 PM

Neither. Both suck for the price.

The Radeon 9000 PRO is better than both of 'em for $43 on pricewatch.

But spend $60 and get yourself a nice Radeon 9550 128-bit edition. It is awesome for the price, and a true, usable DirectX 9 part.

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October 1, 2004 6:52:35 PM

out of those 2, 9200SE

But you can get a 9550 for abt 10 bucks more !!!

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October 1, 2004 8:28:16 PM

Its not realy for my system I own an ASUS 9600 128 XT. Its for an extra system i have in my office. I would get a 9000 or 9550 but here in Ecuador there arent any... Only the 2 cards in my original post. And that sistem currently has an IGP from SIS so i betting that either one of those cards would be better.
The other option might be Geforce2 MX, Geforce 440

Let mw know what you think might work best




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October 1, 2004 8:31:45 PM

might want to look for a gf4 ti 4200 they can be found for rather cheap.

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October 1, 2004 9:06:24 PM

IN that case, find out if the 5200 has a 128-bit or 64-bit memory interface. (that's MEMORY INTERFACE, *not* MEGS OF RAM)

If the 5200 has a 64-bit memory interface, get the 9200 SE.

If the 5200 has a 128-bit memory interface, get the 5200.

You might have to do a bit of research into the 5200 they offer, but the memory interface makes a big difference, so it's worth finding out.
(Chances are it's a 64-bit 5200, unfortunately)

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