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    I am thiking of getting a new graphics card and have found this one:
    GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

    Here are its stats
    Frame Buffer: 128MB DDR
    Memory Interface: 128-bit
    Rendering Pipelines: 4
    Pixel Fillrate (Gpixels/sec): 1.3
    Engine Clock (MHz): 325
    Memory Clock (MHz): 650

    Estimated Price, £60 or $120

    Is there any know issuse with this card, or can anyone suggest a better one under this price?

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    good budget graphics card actually....what you intending it to do??

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    If you want a good place to find a VRAM card, go to "newegg.com". They'd make a nerd drool, as I bought a similar card for $48!
    e-GeFORCE FX MX 4000
    128MB
    PCI
    2 dual-rendering pipelines
    4 texels per clock cycle
    Intergrated Dual 350MHz RAMDACs
    32 bit
    Here's a BIG tip that you wouldn't want to miss: Make sure that you get the latest driver from the nVIDIA website!!!!!!
    !!!!
    I had problems with HW2 and the card: The game wouldn't even start up with the card untill I got the new driver, but when I got it working, (mind you I upgraded it from 64M it got me from about .2FPS to just a bit of lag. It isn't the greatest, but good luck finding a better card for that price.
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    what do you intend on using the graphics card for?

    Its pretty good, although IMO save up a little more.. and get something stronger.. if your going for the current gaming like.. half life.. doom 3... etc.

    radeon 9800's work all wonders ^_^

    just waiting for those.. 'dual' geforces... to come down... and cheaper XD.

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    I'm buying it for my (old) computer that is moving into my sisters room, it needs to be able to run The Sims 2, and Age of Mythology
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    Okay, depends on your budget of course. 60 pounds I'll say is roughly $130 American dollars. For that you should get either a GeForce 6600 or if you can afford it the GT version of the 6600. THis is by far the best price per preformace card on the market right now.

    On a side note, I've built 3 computer so far and that was the best budget one I bought since the 5900xt.

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    I recently picked up an ATI Radeon 9550 for around $150 canadian. It performs well, and works with all the newer games (guild wars, KOTOR 2).


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    The graphics card should handle both Sims 2 and Age of mythology without a problem.
    Though, it will not run future game as good, if you want a card that can run the games that will come out the next 2-3 years without problems you should at least get a Radeon 9800.
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    Purley out of personal prefernce, I have to chose Nvidia cards. Their drivers are top of the line and almost always compatable, not always true with ATI's catalyst drivers. Plus they play OpenGl games much better. Again the GeForce line of AGP cards under $150 is simply superior. The 6600 series smokes the 9800 in every benchmark out there. If you don't belive me, check out www.firingsquad.com or any other tech review sites. If you want a card that will last quite a few years and will provide good preformance for the money, the Nvidia GeForce 6600 series of cards will serve you best. You can't go wrong with a card that has core clock speed of 500MHz and memory clock of 1000MHz(god old GDDR3). (The 9800 specs for perspective are 380MHz core clock and a memeory clock of 680MHz with DDR1)

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    2nd hand is always an option...

    some pretty good deals if you spend time looking around
    ie. radeon 9800 128mb -$110 Canadian

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