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which is the best graphics card


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geforce fx5200 128mb or
connect 3d ati radeon 9250 256mb thanks nost

Edited by nost, 15 August 2005 - 06:51 AM.

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hi well i could say which is just abit better well i have Geforce fx5200 its a ok card here i gathered some info for ya the first 1 is the ATI RADEON:

ATI RADEON 9250 256MB Full Specification:

GeneralDevice TypeGraphics adapter
Enclosure TypePlug-in card
CompatibilityPC
Interface TypeAGP 8x



Expansion / ConnectivityInterfaces1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x S-video output ¦ 1 x DVI-I - 29 pin combined DVI
Compatible Slots1 x AGP



Video OutputAnalog Video FormatRGB, S-Video
Max Monitors Supported2
Digital Video StandardDigital Visual Interface (DVI)
API SupportedDirectX 9.0, DirectX 8.1
TV InterfaceTV out



Processor / MemoryGraphics Processor / VendorATI RADEON 9250
RAMDAC Clock Speed240 MHz
Memory Clock Speed400 MHz
Video Memory Installed256 MB
TechnologyDDR SDRAM



Software / System RequirementsOS RequiredMicrosoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Peripheral / Interface DevicesCD-ROM
System Requirements DetailsWindows 98/2000/ME/XP - RAM 64 MB



Filter-TextHeader / ManufacturerSapphire Technology
Video Output / TV InterfaceTV out



NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5200 Specifications:

Vertices per Second: 63 Million
Fill Rate: 1.0 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
Memory Bandwidth: 6.4GB/Sec.
Core Speed: 250 MHz

CineFX Engine -New shading architecture that total supports the latest DirectX 9.0 pixel and vertex shader specifications 2.0+.
High-precision Graphic Engine - brings you the most intense cinematic visions by combining the dynamic range of state-of-the-art 3D motion pictures with the studio-quality precision of the 128-bit graphics pipeline.
Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) - Guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new NVIDIA product because all NVIDIA products work with the same driver software.
nView Technology -represents the pinnacle of Multi-Display functionality and performance through its advanced display pipeline.
Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0 -provides dynamic control of visual quality give users complete control of the overall color and clarity on your computer display.
AGP 8X support -doubles the graphic bus bandwidth, but also dramatically improves the overall throughputs for today’s intensive graphics applications.
API support - full compliant to all Microsoft’s DirectX 9.0 applications and OpenGL 1.4 applications.
WHQL certified -Palit FX5200 compliant to Windows XP, Windows Me, and Windows 2000 provides you a hassle-free experience.
Linux support - complete Linux XFree86 driver is needed to get Linux support.
System Requirements

A 350-Watt power supply or greater is recommended to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.
Intel Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD K6/ Duron / Athlon / Athlon XP or compatible
8X AGP slot, does NOT work with PCI or 1X, 2X, 4X AGP slot
128 MB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Operating systems support

Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Display Support

VGA connector for analog CRT
S-video or composite connector for TV / VCR
DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel

hope you read well :tazz:
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which one would you say was better and do you think nvidia are better that ATI
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me personally i think nvidia are good graphics cards as they are mostly good on 3D games i have never never had an ATI card an i never want to but for you dont go with the GeForce FX5200 or 9250 as both of those cards suk and lag on most try and look for a higher one like 5700 or higher then you will be ok make sure its Nvidia :tazz:
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yes but for now i am going to stick with 1 of these the ati is mine the geforce is my mates and he wants 15 quid for it would you have the nvidia 1 and is it a little bit better than the ati
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yes just a little bit like the clock speed on ati is 240MHz and nvidia is 250Mhz the Geforce fx5200 is worth £15 :tazz:
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if i had a intel intergrated and i wanted to choose either a ati 9250 or nvidia geforce fx5200 it would be the GeForce fx :tazz:
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thanks for the advice i mostly play on counter strike: source so i wanted to see which graphics card would play the best but i am going to try the nvidia for a couple of weeks then decide thanks for the advive anyway
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you honestly say that your gunna try battlefield 2 on a 128MB card 256MB is best for that game the GeForce FX5200 can play doom 3 with sum jumps but with that its playable i havnt yet played half life 2 on it yet but i think it will work as long as you have the latest driver :tazz:
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Do you have msn messenger at all ?
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yea i do have msn messenger mikemyers_1@hotmail.co.uk add me and i will talk to you on there
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I have used both Nvidia and Ati cards and both are really personal preference. You will probably not see a big difference at all between the cards. Any of the games mentioned will all run on either card just fine. I ran Doom 3 on a Geforce 4 ti 4200 and it ran perfectly and looked real pretty. Could it have looked better on a top of the line card yes but I played a friends with a real good expensive card and then went back to mine and it looked fine to me. A good site to look at is www.tomshardware.com they do alot of benchmarking and ou should be able to find a comparison there.
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I personally prefer NVidia cards and I have seen both in action.......But!!!!! A 256 mb card vs a 128mb card?...Well...............
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thanks for the advice i will have a look on that site
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