Re: Is it worth the money? (TI4200 vs. FX5200)
Taking your advice with the Shuttle and XP-M (along with a nice fan, more AS5, and a stick on PC2100 256mb) my total on Newegg was USD$163.78. Not bad at all, better then my other estimates, so I'll think about ordering it once I see how well the TI4200 performs.
I did most of the comparsion benchmarking today, for the FX5200 vs. TI4200, fresh install of XP, all standard timedemos (UT2003, Halo, CoD, Quake 3, Quake 2, and UT/Deus Ex when I find those discs..) so I hope the Ti4200 improves these greatly.
I did find something odd though.. in the DM-Antalus map on UT2003, during the flyby, i noticed many textures flashing, and with 3dmark2001, the dragothic high also showed textures flashing. Aren't those signs of a high overclock? I'm still running stock speeds, and the airflow is the same.. could it just be a driver problem? (DHzer0point/71.48)