Gf Fx5200 Vs Radeon 9550

By tung
Jan 8, 2007
  1. Dut to budget, if i can only choose from these two for game?
    Which one do you recommand? and why?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I recommend ATI,
    because ATI has been my choice for many years
  3. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    If I remember correctly, the Radeon 9550 is spec'd higher than the FX5200. The FX5 series and the Radeon 9 series are in the same generation too. The FX5200 is a low-end card and the Radeon 9550 is a mid-range card. I am 99.999% sure that the Radeon 9550 will blow the FX5200 away.
  4. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    I have the FX5200 in a very old system and it really sucks for everything. Unless you know how to overvolt/overclock it and put a bigger heatsink on it, there really is no reason to go with the 5200. Get the 9550.
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Welcome to Techspot!! :)

    Stay away from the Fx5200. It's a terrible card. All FX series cards are usually junk. Ati's Radeon 9000 series are way better.

    Regards :wave:
  6. MSP Wartorch

    MSP Wartorch TS Rookie

    ive owned a 9550 for about 2 years now and its still running fine. I have 2 computers and one is for older games running with the 9550. It runs like champ and im not going to upgrade it any time soon.
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    As everyone has said the FX5200 is absolute crap. Go with the ATI.
  8. MSP Wartorch

    MSP Wartorch TS Rookie

    :D an ati product has never failed me yet
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I can wholeheartedly agree with this!
  10. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 132

    I have the fx 5200 overclocked and it still sucks. I have to play halo at 640x480 and low quality to get 20-40 fps.
  11. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    This is a close battle. Both of these are budget cards with slow motion gaming in mind,
  12. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Nope, not at all. The 9550 is better.

    But that's what you say to every card...
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