Thread: Go the 5200
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Old 09-24-04, 11:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: Go the 5200

Everyones probably heard this already, but I had a 5600 256Mb and it was a total piece of crap. Vietcong was unplayable on that thing at anything over 800x600 with medium details, where as my 4400 and 9600 pro could play at very high details smoothly. In BF1942 my 5600 choaked at 1024x768 max details and 4xAF. My 4400 (which supposedly took a huge hit from AA\AF) could run at 1024x768 8xAF smoothly (my 9600 Pro could run at 1280x960 with 4xAA and 8xAF). Also, the optimizations that were enabled at the time made games look absolutely terrible.

Im glad your happy with your 5200... but I dont think ill ever recommend an FX card. Id consider a 5900, but nothing less. No way.
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