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Video Card (Which Is Better?)

By Kf21291 ยท 11 replies
Mar 21, 2005
  1. I have question for people who know quite a bit about video Cards. I have 2 things to choose from: nVidia Geforce 5200/PCI or The ATI Radeon 9250. I need someone to tell me which one to choose and i am looking for performence wise. If you have any other better than these please tell me.

    -Must Be PCI
    -Less Than $60(don't worry) Just not something extremely expensive
    -Must Be name Brand

    Thank You

    nVidia GeForce 5200:
    Max Resolution: 2048x1536@75hz
    Video Memory: 128MB
    Memory Type: DDR
    Memory Bandwidth: 6.46 GB/sec
    Interface Type: PCI
    Connectors: TV/s-Video

    ATI Radeon 9250:
    Mex Resolution: 2048x1536@85hz
    Video Memory:128MB
    Memory Type: DDR SDRAM
    Memory Bandwidth: 64 Bit
    Interface Type: PCI
    Connectors: DVI

    Please Help Me!! i need someone to give me the right choice


    Geforce FX5200:


    Radeon 9250:

    Note: Sorry i put this thread in the wrong place.....lol
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    Go Geforces Fx 5200 or even a 5600 is better.
  3. Kf21291

    Kf21291 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah...FX 5600 is better but it has to PCI. I bought a Dell Dimension 2400
    and the video is terrible. Also, there are no slots for AGP only PCI. Terrible just terrible....why i buy i dell? but thank you for your quick reply i will look in that model of video card if there is a PCI version of that.

    And is FX 5200 better than Radeon 9250?? cause i see somethings that Radeon is better than FX5200 and Vice-versa. Tuff Choice, but i need help!
  4. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    I would say 5200 is better.
  5. Kitaro

    Kitaro TS Rookie

    I say you're right...

    That's what I'd go with.

  6. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

  7. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Posts: 52

    That was very educational thank you for that :D. I never really knew how much intel extreme graphics blew chunks until now! Dont even suport Pixel Shade ha ha ha, crazy untel.
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    This probably is too expensive, but I'll list it just in case. 5600 128mb $105.
  9. Kf21291

    Kf21291 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you, for helping me on choosing the right thing and i am going to buy nvidia FX5200. But, thanks for showing me other choices!
  10. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Doesn't this belong in the Audio/Video forum?

    I think you will like the 5200PCI. Passively cooled and looks quite good, decent acceleration for a PCI card.
  11. Kitaro

    Kitaro TS Rookie

    Well done, good choice. :cool:

  12. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    Good Good :grinthumb
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