I used to have a GeForce card in my old pc and have recently upgraded to Ati on my new pc. I have asked an endless ammount of people and no one ever seems to agree. What do you think?
> Hi guys, im buying a new PC. I cant wait to play Half Life 2 but i
> want to get folks opinions. Is the GeForce FX5200 good enough for
> running most games? will it support half life, rainbow six, etc, HELP
As I have said in 2 other posts FX5200 is crap, low spec card that will struggle with todays games at high settings let alone Half Life 2, save up more money and get a 9800 Pro.
it came with the wrong game which means i have an excuese to send it back an replase it for one which is now cheaper (money back) but better
the one i would get would be a 256mb 9800 xt which is clocked higher than my currant one
should i bother?
I think ATI will win the next one as well. Nvidia have tried to be too clever and strayed from the DX9 specs, and it has cost them. If ATI sticks to that, then they are on to a winner.
ATI announced that they didnt want to "bolt on" Version 3 shaders to the next major card.Their reasons being that by the time shader 3 compatible games are released they will be ready to release a killer shader 3 card.
They will stick with super fast version 2 shaders...
Nvidia however is believed to have successfully added version 3 shaders to their next beast...
I foresee adverts along the lines of "The geforce FX 6200 - the only card to support third generation shaders" etc!!!
Let the games begin
The only exception is the Nvidia GeForce FX 5700. It is better than the Radeon 9600 XT, just, but is marginally more expensive. It was introduced because the Radeon 9600 largely outperformed the GeForce FX 5600, to such an extent that it was losing a lot of market share.
Best value card now is the Radeon 9800 Pro at only £150 or so. That makes me cry.