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Geforce 3 64mb ti200 better than Geforce FX 128mb 5200??

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  1. Streamlight

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    Hey, I'm about to get a Geforce FX 128mb 5200, and before I do I was wondering if it is better than what I have now Geforce 3 64mb ti200. Ive heard a few bad things about the 5200 so I dont know.. I dont care about games to much but I need the card for some 3d modeling and animation with maya soo.... any help would be great. Thanks
     
  2. spoon_T_Rex

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    get a 5600...it's not TOO much more, but well worth it, and better than your gf3. I don't like the 5200...so I can't say if it's better (other than being fully DX9 compatible) but I think it's just a horrible card compared to the others in the FX series. (But then, that was its purpose.)
     
  3. Streamlight

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    cool thanks, I just might do that.. anyone else have an opinion?
     
  4. Akito

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    Maybe do a price shop versus a geforce 4 ti 4200 or 4600..
     
  5. StillLearnin'

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    Streamlight: How much are you willing to spend on a new card? This will help with options of cards.
     
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    I would like to spend around 100 but if there is a card that is a hell of a lot better then I can spend 150. I need some good performance with maya on dual monitors. Is the FX 5600 better than a g4 4200 ti ?
     
  7. zeddy

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    The fx5600 ultra is but not the bog standard fx5600. Have you considered the Radeon 9500pro or 9600pro?
     
  8. Streamlight

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    what about the fx5600 that has 256mb instead of 128... shouldnt that be better than the 5600 ultra that only has 128mb.

    nah, i like nvidia better than radeon plus I hear that maya like nvidia more :)
     
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  10. StillLearnin'

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    What are your complete system specs?
     
  11. Streamlight

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    p4 1.8, 256 rd ram, geforce3 64mb ti200, and a lot of hard drive :)
     
  12. compilerxp

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    Your budget is $100 - best deal is the TI4200 hands down.

    go to www.pricewatch.com - and buy one while you can.

    fx5200s can be slower than your GF3 to almost as fast as the Ti4200 - depending on WHICH 5200 you buy... and how much info the manufacture puts on the box to let you know which is which (theres 3-4 different 5200s)

    You can drop $150 for a 5200 :(

    The 5600Ultra would be an upgrade over the GF4Ti series. But youre looking closer to $200+ for that.

    256mb = waste of money.
     
  13. Streamlight

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    TI4200 is a little better than my gf3 but not nearly as good as a 5600??

    yea it was weird that the 256 is almost the same price as the 128.. I was a little confused about that.
     
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    No.... the Ti4200 is quite a bit better than any GF3.

    The 5600 is a bit slower than the Ti4200... the 5600Ultra is faster than the Ti4200...

    Nivida and their damn models numbers....

    Worse - coming soon is the SE series!
     
  15. StillLearnin'

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    Personally if I were you, I would hold off on the video card and upgrade the cpu. In the near future when looking for a new video card, don't get anything that isn't Dx9 ready. I don't really see where $100 is worth the upgrade and to jump on up to the $150 and up cards you should be running a bigger cpu. Forget the 5200 series period. They are as bad as the GeForce 4 MX-440 cards. Here's the way I see it:

    1. CPU replacement
    2. 256MB RAM addition
    3. New DX9 video card
     
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