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

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-18-04, 10:41 PM   #1
kev13dd
Registered User
 
kev13dd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Default GF 4 vs FX 5200

My friend has had a GF 4 MX 440 for a while now

He's been offered a 5200 for 15 bucks

How big of a performance boost should he expect? He doesn't wanna buy it if his performance isn't ganna go up at least 2x, which I really don't think he'll get. He's saving up for a 6600 AGP when they come out, so he's lenient to spend money

K
kev13dd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-04, 11:19 PM   #2
saturnotaku
Apple user. Deal with it.
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The 'burbs, IL USA
Posts: 12,502
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

It's probably a 64-bit 5200, which actually would be a performance drop from the 4 MX which is 128-bit IIRC. Tell him to hold off for the 6600.
saturnotaku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-04, 02:19 AM   #3
msxyz
Hybrid Microprocessor
 
msxyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Milan (Italy)
Posts: 2,050
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

If it's a second hand 5200 with a 128bit bus, then it's a card able to reach 7000-7500pts in 3DMark2001. With AA applied it's quite faster than GeForce4 cards, plus it's a decent performer with PS 1.1.

Forget about the DX9 stuff, though. It does not have the computational power to run "Dx9 titles" at a decent framerate.

If it's a 64 bit 5200, then it's as Saturnotaku says
__________________
Powered by:
Pentium Dual E2180 (2GHz, 200MHz FSB)
Abit L95C (The one and only mATX with dual PCIe slots!) + 2x1 Geil Black Dragon PC6400
XFX 9600GSO 384MB
Little freak wonder
msxyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-04, 02:20 AM   #4
kev13dd
Registered User
 
kev13dd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

And if the 5200 was 128 bit? Would it be worth it then? For just 15 bucks? Quickie upgrade? Although now that the 6600 AGP is out I doubt he'll have it for long...

K
kev13dd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-04, 04:48 AM   #5
msxyz
Hybrid Microprocessor
 
msxyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Milan (Italy)
Posts: 2,050
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

Well, for 15$ I'd say yes, for the additional PS 1.1 support.

But expect no bumps in speed.
__________________
Powered by:
Pentium Dual E2180 (2GHz, 200MHz FSB)
Abit L95C (The one and only mATX with dual PCIe slots!) + 2x1 Geil Black Dragon PC6400
XFX 9600GSO 384MB
Little freak wonder
msxyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-04, 07:01 AM   #6
saturnotaku
Apple user. Deal with it.
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The 'burbs, IL USA
Posts: 12,502
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

Is there any way he can test the card before handing over any money?
saturnotaku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-04, 04:26 AM   #7
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: GF 4 vs FX 5200

Even if it WAS the 64-bit version, it's going to be faster than an MX440. Not MUCH, mind you, but it will be faster.

Also, keep in mind the MX440 has NO shader support and NO multi-sample antialiasing - it's just a very, very overclocked GeForce2. The FX5200 will have up to shader 2.0 support (and, believe it or not, there ARE some games it can use it in - Tribes: Vengeance, and Pacific Fighters are two I have firsthand experience with on a FX 5200), and will have the notably faster (and better looking) multi-sample antialiasing.
__________________
Real Games.....Are Paper!
XanderF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-04, 05:26 AM   #8
msxyz
Hybrid Microprocessor
 
msxyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Milan (Italy)
Posts: 2,050
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

Without AA enabled it will be slower in all situations and probalby, even with AA, a 64 bit 5200 would be beaten by a 128 bit MX440.

The NV17 has a core similar to the old GeForce2MX but it also has crossbar memory controller and the LMA-2 bandwidth saving technology of GeForce 3,4.

And don't foget that GeForceFX5200 have the same LMA-2 technology of the GeForce4MX, since Intellisample is reserved for higher models.
__________________
Powered by:
Pentium Dual E2180 (2GHz, 200MHz FSB)
Abit L95C (The one and only mATX with dual PCIe slots!) + 2x1 Geil Black Dragon PC6400
XFX 9600GSO 384MB
Little freak wonder
msxyz is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 11-21-04, 05:56 AM   #9
rohit
Awaiting WGF 2.0
 
rohit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,174
Default Re: GF 4 vs FX 5200

Ok, take this, 5200 64-bit will b a MX440-8x 128mb with PIxel Shaders and Vertex Shaders + a DX9.0a Compatible.
The framerates will vary +or- 5-10 fps here or ther.
Not bad deal for 15 bux i guess

But if he's SAVING CASH for 6600AGP, PLEASE CONTINUE DOIN SO.
6600AGP Will b a value for money card!
__________________
|C.P.U : s939 AMD Athlon64 3200+ (newcastle) |
|MoBo : ASUS A8V Deluxe ||RAM: [512 x 2]MB Transcend DDR400 (pc3200) |
|V.G.A : LeadTek a400GT TDH (350/1000) [GeForce 6800GT] |
|Sound: RealTek Integrated. |
|P.S.U : PowerSafe 450w |
|MISC.: Logitech Cordless DUO(MX700 + Wireless Keyboard)||Lite-On DVD CD-RW Combo 52x16x52
|3dMark'05: 4893 [@ 350/1000]

Last edited by rohit; 11-21-04 at 05:58 AM. Reason: sorry.
rohit 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
Gnome3 with composite is very slow on Geforce FX 5200 with 173.14.31 driver Artox NVIDIA Linux 0 05-26-12 11:33 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 PM.


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