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    G4 Ti4200 64mb or FX5200 128mb?

    What card would you choose to put in a friends system that will be used for surfing and occasional games and is going to be expected to play the games of today and some of the games of tomorrow.

    Here are the two choices I have narrowed it down to that fit his budget:

    Gainward FX PowerPack! Pro/660 TV/DVI 128MB (FX5200)

    OR

    Gainward CardXpert 650-8X G4 Ti4200 64mb 3.5ns


    I am thinking about puting one of these in a system for a friend (upgrade) and since I already own a TI4200, I was wondering if he would benifit any in terms of preformance now and/or in the long run if he were to get a FX5200. No hard feeling but he (notice I said he) does not want to put an ATI based card in his system so please do not suggest them (sorry guys).

    TIA for any feedback
    Last edited by Burnt Powder; April 13th, 2003 at 03:28 PM.
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    The Ti4200, easily. It'll be much faster in virtually every conceivable situation (its lack of DX9 compliance is a moot point, really).

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    Ditto. The FX has DX9 capabilities, but the speed is not there to back it up. With true DX9 games a good 1-2 years away, I do not see that as a reason to downgrade your card. The FX has trouble beating the GeForceMX 460 in most tests.
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    Thanks guys. That is what I thought but was not sure how important the DX9 Support would be in the near future that the FX provides. Looks like my friends system will be getting a Ti4200.

    Thanks again.
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    - PC P&C Silencer 750 Quad
    - Enhance Technology Quadrapack Q14SS
    - HP Smart Array P400 SAS/SATA Controller w/ 512MB BBWC
    - 4 x 72g 15,000rpm 2.5inch SAS Drives @ RAID5
    - 2 x 750g 7,200rpm 3.5inch SATA Drives @ RAID1
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    The Geforce FX's blow chunks.

    Despite using several Nvidia cards I think at the moment the ATI based cards are better. The 9500Pro has probably the best price/performance ratio. It may be a bit more expensive than the cards you are looking at but it would be worth it. Even the 9500 (non-pro) might be worth a look.

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    From various benches I've seen, a reasonable overclocked 9500Pro will beat or come close to beating the Nvidia FX5800 series!

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