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Worth upgrading an GeForice 4 MX440 to FX 5200?



 
 
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Old July 4th 03, 04:54 PM
Bobby
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Default Worth upgrading an GeForice 4 MX440 to FX 5200?

Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby


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Old July 4th 03, 06:23 PM
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The 5200 is good for about a 30% gain in frame rate over a GF4mx400. But
other things need to be considered. What CPU do you have?
Dave

"Bobby" wrote in message
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Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to

my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby




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Old July 4th 03, 07:36 PM
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Hi Dave, I have an Athlon 2000XP with 540Mb RAM and 60Gb (ATA 133) HD.

"Dave" wrote in message
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The 5200 is good for about a 30% gain in frame rate over a GF4mx400. But
other things need to be considered. What CPU do you have?
Dave

"Bobby" wrote in message
...
Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I

appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to

my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby






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Old July 4th 03, 07:38 PM
Bobby
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Hi Dave, I have an Athlon 2000XP with 540Mb RAM and 60Gb (ATA 133) HD.

"Dave" wrote in message
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The 5200 is good for about a 30% gain in frame rate over a GF4mx400. But
other things need to be considered. What CPU do you have?
Dave

"Bobby" wrote in message
...
Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I

appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to

my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby







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Old July 4th 03, 08:37 PM
Jared Richardson
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I just made that upgrade... very well worth it ~if~ you play games (I play
UT)... also OpenGL screen savers, etc are much nicer and smoother. Not
the best reason in the world to upgrade though... depends on you.


"Bobby" wrote in message
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Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to

my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby




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Old July 5th 03, 12:05 AM
Bobby
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I play games Jared - have you noticed much improvement in UT?

"Jared Richardson" wrote in message
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I just made that upgrade... very well worth it ~if~ you play games (I play
UT)... also OpenGL screen savers, etc are much nicer and smoother. Not
the best reason in the world to upgrade though... depends on you.


"Bobby" wrote in message
...
Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I

appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to

my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby






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Old July 5th 03, 11:24 AM
Martin Eriksson
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"Bobby" wrote in message
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Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference to

my
graphics performance?


I guess so, but most importantly you will get DX8 features making your games
nicer (DX9 is hardly supported by any games yet but you get that also).

/M


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Old July 5th 03, 07:50 PM
Dave
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2000+? Definately go for the upgrade. If you are a serious gamer then you
might want to spend a little more and get a GF4ti4200 or even a GFX5600
Ultra.
Dave

"Bobby" wrote in message
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Hi Dave, I have an Athlon 2000XP with 540Mb RAM and 60Gb (ATA 133) HD.

"Dave" wrote in message
...
The 5200 is good for about a 30% gain in frame rate over a GF4mx400.

But
other things need to be considered. What CPU do you have?
Dave

"Bobby" wrote in message
...
Is it worth replacing my MX440 (64Mb) with an FX5200 (128Mb)? I

appreciate
that this FX is bottom of the range. But would it make any difference

to
my
graphics performance?

Cheers.

Bobby








 




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