FX5200 ??

  keith-236134 17:11 27 Jun 2004

Is the g-force FX5200 graphics card any good? I'm thinking of buying one.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 17:15 27 Jun 2004

It's not cutting edge - what do you want to do with it, what's the rest of your system and how much do you want to spend?

  keith-236134 17:21 27 Jun 2004

I've got problems with my exsisting g-force4 card and cant be bothered trying to fix it any more.I want the card for games and im on a very tight budget.

  Mister Splendid 17:21 27 Jun 2004

It is rather slow. A Geforce 4 Ti 4200 will go faster.

  Mister Splendid 17:28 27 Jun 2004

Look at this click here A 128MB Sapphire Radeon 9600 DDR DVI TVout for £64.04 inc vat. Much better than an FX5200.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 17:30 27 Jun 2004

Can you still get them(Ti 4200)?

hairylums if you want real help rather than people just firing suggestions at you - please give us more info....

  Mister Splendid 17:49 27 Jun 2004

Looking in click here I can find only 1 still available online, but being a Gainward "Golden Sample" it is a bit pricey for an old card click here

  citadel 18:18 27 Jun 2004

New games like Far Cry are more demanding and need at least a fx5700, if you can not afford one it will be best to stick to older games that will run ok on a budget card.

  woodbexhill 18:36 27 Jun 2004

They've adopted a reputation for having extremely bad performance, even compared to cards which where released a while before them - and especially to new cutting edge cards.

I personally wouldn't touch one, but that's just me and I've heard a lot of bad things about them.
All depends on what you need it for and what your budget is.

  kenamb 18:50 27 Jun 2004

hi, try click here £58.74 with colin mcray 4

  christmascracker 19:04 27 Jun 2004

If you want to play the latest games then don't get one. I had the FX5200 in this pc when I bought it and it struggled with some of the games I wanted to play, ie Tomb Raider angel of darkness.

I've now got a FX5900 which handles anything I throw at it

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