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GeForce FX 5200 Ultra vs 14 month old GeForce 3 Ti200

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by Kai Robinson, Jan 26, 2004.

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    Kai Robinson Guest

    Judging by my current cards state - it may be time to get a new one.
    However - price is a major factor.

    I've been looking at the benchmarks at:

    And it looks like the 5200 Ultra is a lot better than the 3 Ti 200 at stock
    speeds. However, i have the option of also getting a Radeon 8500 (275/275)
    for £30, a Radeon 8500LE 128mb (250/250) for £27 or another GeForce 3 Ti 200
    (identical to mine) for £20

    Out of those cards (FX5200U, R8500/8500LE & GF3Ti200), which one would you
    choose? Ideally i'm looking for something that'll handle Doom III - doesnt
    need to be fancy - just be a decent card and worthy of touching my MSI KT3
    Ultra :)

    Kai Robinson, Jan 26, 2004
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    Rick Flair Guest

    8500 is the best of all you listed there.
    Rick Flair, Jan 26, 2004
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    bluestringer Guest

    The 5200 Ultra performs very good for me. Don't know about Doom 3, but it
    plays my flight sims and racing sims quite well.

    bluestringer, Jan 26, 2004
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    DaveW Guest

    Doom 3 will require a heavy duty DX9 capable card. Of your list, only the
    FX 5200 U is DX9 capable. But its doubtful with its slow clocked speed that
    it'll handle Doom 3. For that amount of money, your intent is in trouble I
    DaveW, Jan 27, 2004
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    Kai Robinson Guest

    Erm - even *i* know that Doom III doesnt NEED DX9 hardware to run right - if
    that were true - then it would be alienating a hell of a lot of people who
    dont have the latest and most expensive. From the alpha - it has the
    NV10/NV20/NV30 codepaths, as well as the R100/R200/R300 codepaths.

    Of course a 5950 Ultra would be nice and probably necessary to run the game
    with all the details turned up full - but you dont have to have one to play
    it in 800x600.
    Kai Robinson, Jan 27, 2004
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    v56k Guest

    The 5200/ultra is a waste of money - it is DX9 capable but doesnt have the
    power to use it and is slower than most previous gen cards - think of it as
    a kind of MX 460. If the GeF3 Ti200 is slower it wont be slower by much and
    a Ti4xxx will kick its butt even in DX9 games.
    v56k, Jan 27, 2004
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    bluestringer Guest

    Wish I had knew that before I switched my Ti4200 for the 5200 Ultra. My
    games looked and played so much better with AA and Ansio with the Ultra, I
    threw my Ti4200 in the can. :-(

    bluestringer, Jan 28, 2004
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    Kai Robinson Guest

    To be honest - i dont much give a toss about DX9 performance - seeing as the
    sort of games i have already are DX6/7/8 and the only ones i can think of
    that will use DX9 to a large enough extent that i'll *want* will be Doom III
    and Half-Life 2, and by the time they're released, i'll be old, grey and
    using a zimmer frame.

    Performance wise the 5200Ultra looks good in comparison than the Ti200 - in
    the ixbt benches - it scores consistently higher than the Ti200 - okay in
    some areas its not much faster - but its cheap enough to replace my Ti200
    for the time being - and still deliver decent performance. The problem now
    is finding one on ebay....

    Kai Robinson, Jan 30, 2004
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    Darthy Guest

    Unless the performance difference is more than 20%, you're not going
    to notice it. A Ti4200 would give a more noticable performance boost.
    Darthy, Feb 3, 2004
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