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Thread: Nvidia Fx5200

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    Hi guys
    I currently have a Geforce 4 mx 420 card which cannot run games like pop, dues ex 2, and gladiator SOV. It has run all other games before these new range of games fine.
    My question is: would the Fx5200 card run all older games, plus this new range of games at all, preferably on high detail settings?
    I need to get a new card which will be sufficient to play newer games for at least a period of a year into the future, and dont know what card to get.

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    The new games require DirectX 9b, and since no-one has written a software emulator for the features you need a DX9b compatible card.

    The Fx5200 will handle all your older games and is also DX9b compatible. It won't give you top of the range performance but it will certainly work. I suggest you get one with at least 128MB memory to ensure compatibility with all the games.
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    It would run the old ones, and the new ones but not at hight detail.

    I purchased the FX 5200 with 256 MB of ram and it could barley game at all.

    I was upgrading from a 2 year-old ge-force 2 with 64mb ram, and I could hardly tell the difference.

    The benchmarks I ran proved this. The FX scored higher, but just barley.

    I returned the card.

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    Originally posted by healimonster@16 December 2003 - 18:41
    It would run the old ones, and the new ones but not at hight detail.

    I purchased the FX 5200 with 256 MB of ram and it could barley game at all.

    I was upgrading from a 2 year-old ge-force 2 with 64mb ram, and I could hardly tell the difference.

    The benchmarks I ran proved this. The FX scored higher, but just barley.

    I returned the card.
    Hey healimonster, who made the card? I mean was it PNY, or...others You know, the brand, the name on the box. I'd really like to know.

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    i have a fx5200 128mb.

    it runs Halo, (low settings) LOTR return of the king (800x 600 ) comfortably.

    still i would recommend you go one step better and get the 5600 at least.

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    wtf? halo on low? hmmm with my mx440 i can run it easily at full?

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    Yes the mx cards are better in comparison but lack the Direct X 9 ability, that is why Im seeking to change my mx to a fx card to enable Direct X 9 to play new games.

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    but u shouldnt be playing halo on low with an fx5200..... tsk tsk

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    Originally posted by DWk@17 December 2003 - 15:32
    wtf? halo on low? hmmm with my mx440 i can run it easily at full?
    My version of halo says it requires DX9b. How can you run that on an mx440?
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    /shrug
    Worked perfectly on my Mx 420, no problems what so ever

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