Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-09-04, 06:14 AM   #13
ragejg
nV News Alumni
 
ragejg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Finger Lakes of Hell, NY
Posts: 5,399
Send a message via AIM to ragejg
Default Re: GeForceFX 5200 Ultra for $75? Good deal? Other recommendations?

DSC: not enough raw bandwidth however to actually be able to make use of light AA/AF @ moderate resolutions... I believe the 5700LE to be about the same strength as... hmm, well, prolly a stock, non OC'ed GF3 ti200... which I guess isn't too bad...

That's why I said "OC'ed 5700NU" at the bare minimum... 5700NU's OC a lot better than 5600NU's did. ...and they benifit greatly from it.
__________________

2010-2011 Reviews: GTX 570 | GTX 580 | GTS 450 | GTX 460 | GTX 465
Pre-2010 Reviews: 6600 GT | XMS 4400 DDR | SilenX Cooler | 6800 | 5900 XT | Personal Cinema | 5900 NU


______________________________________________
Phenom II x6 1090t @ 4.0 ghz | Asus M498TD-EVO Am3 SLI nForce 980a | 2x EVGA GTX 560 SLI | 2x4gb DDR3-1333 | Antec EarthWatts EA650 PSU | 60gb Mushkin Calisto Enhanced Sandforce SSD | 2x WD2500KS RAID 0 | Sunbeam Tuniq 3 case | 24" Asus 19x10 LED LCD | 26" Panasonic 720p TV | Sidewinder X5 mouse | Logitech MX5500 & Revolution mouse | Altec Lansing 5.1 THX-Certified audio | Win 7 Ultimate | desk | couch


ragejg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-04, 10:26 AM   #14
Gator
Unreal Tournament Gamer
 
Gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 2,279
Default Re: GeForceFX 5200 Ultra for $75? Good deal? Other recommendations?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geforce4ti4200
is the fx5600 NON ultra really better than the ti4200? someone says its iq is much better, especially in farcry. I told him to sell the fx5600 and buy a ti4200, was I right or not
Well the FX5600NU will handle AA/AF a little better and give DX9 compatibility... however I compared benchmarks for a R8500, TI4400, and FX5600NU in an AXP1700 & K7S5A motherboard. In 3dmark2k1 at 1024x768 @ 32bit color @ 85hz w/ no AA/AF:

TI4400 about 11000
R8500 about 10000
FX5600NU about 9000

So the FX5600NU isn't that bad a card, but clearly it's behind in the times. It will get the job done but don't expect miracles from it. In your case, I'm afraid it was bad advice, the TI4200 will out perform the FX5600NU in most games except DX9 ones, and even then it's DX9 capability is limited unless you're willing to play at 800x600.
__________________
Athlon64 3200 Clawhammer / Asus K8N-E Deluxe / 1GB Crucial DDR400 / Geforce 6600GT 128MB AGP / Windows XP Pro
Gator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-04, 02:27 PM   #15
takuma
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 52
Default Re: GeForceFX 5200 Ultra for $75? Good deal? Other recommendations?

yo ethier get a ti or a radeon 9000 pro. My ti 4200 played farcry on medium at 50fps avarge
takuma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-04, 04:28 PM   #16
XanderF
Registered User
 
XanderF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Buried 40ft below the Lunar surface, near the crater Tycho
Posts: 256
Send a message via Yahoo to XanderF
Default Re: GeForceFX 5200 Ultra for $75? Good deal? Other recommendations?

Quote:
In your case, I'm afraid it was bad advice, the TI4200 will out perform the FX5600NU in most games except DX9 ones, and even then it's DX9 capability is limited unless you're willing to play at 800x600.
And, with FSAA on, the 5600NU pulls ahead of the Ti4200-8x nicely.

XBitLabs has done a recent roundup with both cards in it. 5600NU wins the DX9 tests and the tests with FSAA on them unless it's a pure DX8 game with VERY simple shaders (which actually counts for a lot of them).

In any case, I don't think I'd like that card. In fact, I'd probably hate it after a while. And I just can't see spending $80 on a card I know I'll hate. Either I have to scrape together the funds to get a REAL card (and probably forgo upgrading ANYTHING at ALL this year as a result), or just get some cheapo $40 GeForce4 MX. I mean, if I *know* I'm going to hate it either way, I'd rather have spent only $40 on it instead of $80.
__________________
Real Games.....Are Paper!
XanderF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-04, 02:47 AM   #17
Edge
3d animator for hire!
 
Edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,564
Default Re: GeForceFX 5200 Ultra for $75? Good deal? Other recommendations?

If you're going to spend $40 on a graphics card, at least get a Geforce 3. It will serve you much better than a GF4mx will.
Edge is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ECS K7S5A SiS 735 on NewEgg a good deal ($53)? ragejg CPUs, Motherboards And Memory 6 10-03-02 10:02 PM
Good hard drive deal for those interested saturnotaku General Hardware 2 08-06-02 09:06 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.