GEFORCE Fx 5200 good or bad

  smudger201 19:57 11 Dec 03
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I have just purchased the above card but i have only managed 650 on 3DMARK. This the best ive got out of it after tweaking is this good or bad.

  clayton 20:09 11 Dec 03

It doenst sound too good, whats it like when you play your games ??? is it better than your old card ?

  smudger201 20:22 11 Dec 03

The frames per second are crap on three of the benchmarking tests,sometimes not playing at all, i was wondering if im doing something wrong.

  hugh-265156 20:33 11 Dec 03

the score is probally about right for this card with 3dmark03.your fps may be in or around 3-5 per sec or worse in the later game tests too.

its a buget card,even top of the range cards can struggle with this test,try the 2001se version.expect around 7000 ish score with this. the score will also depend on the rest of your system,cpu etc.

as above though,dont rely on this test.do your games run ok/better than before?

  smudger201 21:02 11 Dec 03

I cant see any change from my other card , Ill try what you suggested but i might end up getting a better card.

  Mysticnas 21:36 11 Dec 03

sorry mate but you got a non-mover... It's meant to replace the budget MX440 but in actual fact it doesn't do much better!

Whats you're budget? i'd reccomend getting a FX5700 for around £130ish if you can afford it.

  hector 911 22:06 11 Dec 03

try updating your driver to the latest 52.16
I`ve read this driver improves performance on the whole nvidia series.

  clayton 23:47 11 Dec 03

ATI 9600xt is the way to go

  smudger201 18:00 12 Dec 03

Thanks guys ill try a different driver first,if no luck its got to be ATI 9600XT

  Gaz 25 01:33 14 Dec 03

The 9200Se also outperforms these FX5200 cards.

And they are the same price, if not cheaper.

FX5600 is Ok though.

  ©®@$? 01:36 14 Dec 03

bad

but good compaired to a gforce tnt2 card

but poor compaired to the gforce fx5600 and the radeon 6500 (pro)

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