Ti 4200 (64Mb) Or FX 5200 (128MB)

By BlackTop
Dec 12, 2003
  1. Hi,

    Could anyone please advise me as to which of the following 2 cards is the better......
    Ti 4200 (64Mb) Or FX 5200 (128MB):)

  2. Sgt. Bilbo

    Sgt. Bilbo TS Rookie

    Depends on what you're planning on using the cards for. If its primarily business presentations and/or word processing w/ very little 3d work, go w/ the 4200. However, if you plan on doing any gaming whatsoever, then pay a slight bit more and get the 5200. In all honesty, though, I would recommend staying away from the 5200, save your money, and buy an FX5700. You'll get remarkably higher 3d performance as well as better 2d image quality.
  3. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia TS Rookie Posts: 107

    A Geforce FX 5200 doesn't come close to reaching the 3D performance of the Geforce4 Ti4200. For that matter a Geforce FX 5600 only equals a Geforce4 Ti4200. Two cards that are close in price that can beat the Geforce4 Ti4200 are the Geforce FX 5600 Ultra or the Radeon 9600 Pro. Both of those cards are between $140-$200 (the Geforce FX 5600 Ultra is faster than the Radeon 9600 Pro and more expensive). The Geforce FX 5700 is priced about the same as those two cards but its memory speed is half of its 5700 Ultra counterpart and a good bit lower than the 5600 Ultra. The Geforce FX 5700 Ultra is around $189-$225 and is the best performing card among these.
  4. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    The Ti4200 is faster. Period.

    Why? On the surface, it makes no sense.....

    The FX5200 is DX9, the Ti4200 is DX8

    BUT...the FX5200 drops back to DX8 extension in all DX9 games, so there's no difference in IQ (Image Quality)
    The Ti4200 outperforms the FX5200 is all DX8 app's.

    The Ti4200 is about as fast as an FX5600..the fx5200, well, it's the Geforce MX's 3D performance is crippled.

    Not saying it's a bad card for 40-60, just that the Ti4200 is a far superior card for games:grinthumb
  5. UncleGemboel

    UncleGemboel TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Yeah, i prefer Ti4200, this card much faster than FX5200, i think FX brand give many people wrong impression, they think this card must be faster than older card. Well done Nvidia!
  6. Xerces

    Xerces TS Rookie

    It's all sales tactics :rolleyes: I have a ti4200 myself and still haven' t found a game or application that doens't work because of graphics card. So I would still prefer it over the FX series.
  7. BlackTop

    BlackTop TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx 4 the question though..would the fact that the 5200 has 128mb memory not make it a better option the 64mb 4200?
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    No not really, especially because the 5200 is so crappy to begin with. More RAM does not mean better when it comes to videocards. It means it can (maybe) have higher FPS at large resolutions but it wont actually make the card faster - In fact most 128MB cards are clocked a little slower then 64MB cards.. If you were to compare the 128MB 4200 to the 64MB 4200 anyways.
  9. BlackTop

    BlackTop TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx ---agissi--- & evry1 else....reckon ill stick with 4200....

  10. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    The FX5200 should have probably been called the MX520 to show it's relative positioning closer to the MX420 in the Geforce4 line. The FX5600 is closer to the TI4200 in performance, the FX5700 surpasses it, plus they have DX9 support.
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