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Old 07-15-05, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default Any difference between a FX5200 and TnT2 Pro for NON-gaming??

Hey guys,

Heres the quick story

My computer at work has a 128mb FX5200 in it. The computer it self is ok (P4 2.4ghz, 512mb RAM, ... its a dell..) and my back-up computer at home (Athlon Tbird 1.4ghz, 1gb pc100 ECC RAM, Asus A7V) has a 32mb TnT2 Pro M64 (junk, I know).

I do some very light gaming on my secondary computer. Usually me and a friend LAN on it with CS, DoD, Serious Sam but I also want to put UT04 and even CS:S on this computer. I know its not going to run very good w/ a FX5200, but it can't run at all on my TnT2. plus I won't be using it for gaming

Anyways, I was thinking about switching the two. The computer at work is only for typing, browsing the internet, ect. No gaming or anything like that. My boss doesn't know wtf is inside the computer so he that shouldn't matter. The problem is, he uses the computer too, and he will notice if something is wrong performance wise.

So, just to make sure, will he be able to tell any difference?

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 07-15-05, 09:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any difference between a FX5200 and TnT2 Pro for NON-gaming??

I don't think there will be a big difference so long as no applications requiring 3d acceleration are used, but I don't think it's a good idea to steal hardware from the office.
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Old 07-15-05, 11:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any difference between a FX5200 and TnT2 Pro for NON-gaming??

I have had one TNT2 M64 32MB and one FX5200 128MB in my previous motherboard running... for anything that aren't games, I couldn't tell the difference.
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Old 07-15-05, 12:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Any difference between a FX5200 and TnT2 Pro for NON-gaming??

FX5200 has Digital Vibrance and Image Sharpening. Two features I can't live without.

If you want the 5200 it'd probably be a good idea to ask first.
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Default Re: Any difference between a FX5200 and TnT2 Pro for NON-gaming??

if you are willing to loose your job over a $30 video card, you've got some major issues.

just go buy you a decent card for sub $100, if you chose wisely (especially if you go used), you should be able to get a card that will smoke that fx5200 easily.
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Old 07-16-05, 12:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: Any difference between a FX5200 and TnT2 Pro for NON-gaming??

Hehe, thanks for the help guys. I think I stated my first post wrong. He said its ok for me to take it out as long as there is no performance difference lmao, but it seems like there won't be so I guess I will take it
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