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    Need Comparison: Radeon 9800Pro And GeForce FX5200

    I'm facing a big dilemna here. The only dual DVI out card I can find is an Asus V9520. I was going to get a Radeon 9800Pro but I can't find out that had dual DVI which is really important.

    In games, how big a difference is there between the 2 cards?

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    Re: Need Comparison: Radeon 9800Pro And GeForce FX5200

    Originally posted by Toolbox
    In games, how big a difference is there between the 2 cards?

    Thanks all.
    The difference in performance is huge, but then so is the price. You're basically comparing nVidia's lowest level DX9 card to ATi's top of the line card. AFAIK, the 5200 performs worse than the Geforce4 line (save for the GF4 MX's). The Radeon9800 would be the best gaming solution but it is also ~700% more expensive than the 5200. I actually considered putting a 5200 in my girlfriend's comp. It has to be faster than the Geforce2 she's running now. And for $70 that would place it in the price range of Radeon8500 and Geforce3 cards, which it should be slightly faster than.
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    Re: Re: Need Comparison: Radeon 9800Pro And GeForce FX5200

    I find it surprising, my MSI GeForce4Ti4600 8x has dual DVI, and would be much better than the FX5200.

    You can find it here:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...tby=14&order=1

    MSI Geforce 4 Video card Model TI4600VT2D 8X ( 8900-070 ) VIVO Retail
    Specifications:
    Chipset:Nvidia Ti-4600-8X
    Memory:128MB DDR
    AGP Bus:8X
    32-bit color with 32-bit Z/stencil buffer
    4 dual-rendering pipelines
    8 texels per clock cycle
    Microsoft DirectX® 8.1 and lower OpenGL® 1.3 and lower
    Up to 8.0 GB/sec. memory bandwidth
    Ports: Dual DVI with VGA adapters, + S-Video + VIVO Adapter
    Retail Box (see pictures for details) Model#: Ti4600-VT2D8X Special Free FedEx Saver Shipping

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    Re: Need Comparison: Radeon 9800Pro And GeForce FX5200

    Originally posted by Toolbox
    Need Comparison: Radeon 9800Pro And GeForce FX5200
    There is no comparison
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    Thanks for all the information guys.

    I think I'm going to clam down and just get the MSI Card with Dual DVI that Intel_Peep has. It'll save me alot of money and I can always upgrade to a Radeon later on.

    What's the web address of MSI so I can read up on it.

    Cheers all.
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    I change my mind... I'll go haead with the Radeon 9800Pro and just find a cheap DVI card for the second monitor. I guess this is the best thing to do for the time being right?

    Cheers and thanks for always helping me out guys. I don't know a thing about videocards!
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    Go with the 9800 pro

    Me myself is a proud owner of a hercules prophet 9800 pro.....It is the best 3d card i've ever purchased and liked it very much!!!!!

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    There's the P750 from Matrox. It can run 3 DVIs, I think. I don't know where it is on performance, however.
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    The 9800Pro crushes the 5200.

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    I went ahead and ordered the 9800Pro... It should be with me in about 7 days because it has to be shipped half way around the world to me.
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    7 days is actually pretty good for shipping to the Philipines. My brother was stationed at Manila AFB for 2.5 years. He then re-inlisted and wetn to Korea for 1.5 years. While there he travelled back to the Philipines to pick up his wife (the only non-hooker he dated there). He was a bad boy. He became an alcohalic and got Goneria 10 times.

    Good card. Should be smoke'n fast.
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    Originally posted by Todd a
    7 days is actually pretty good for shipping to the Philipines. My brother was stationed at Manila AFB for 2.5 years. He then re-inlisted and wetn to Korea for 1.5 years. While there he travelled back to the Philipines to pick up his wife (the only non-hooker he dated there). He was a bad boy. He became an alcohalic and got Goneria 10 times.

    Good card. Should be smoke'n fast.
    That's one hell of a story

    I hope everyone who reads this doesn't think that the Philippines is just about a bunch of hookers.

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