View Full Version : Radeon 9100 vs Geforce FX 5200

22nd Jul 2003, 08:09
I'm going to buy one of these:

- ATI Radeon 9100 64 MB DDR
- nVidia GeForce FX 5200 128 MB DDR

I know these are not the best cards out there, but that's what I can afford.

Which one of these two would you recommend I buy if I want to play TR AOD as best as I can?

Has anybody got any of these? How do they work for you?


22nd Jul 2003, 11:46
i using a geforcefx 5600, and the performance are quite good for me, still at some area will be a little lag, but i using 1024X768@72Hz, open all special effect, and still work great. I heard that Radeon will be less problem when play this game, but for me, there is no problem using geforcefx, so,u make the decision by urself.

23rd Jul 2003, 21:56
I suggest you look at www.tomshardware.com it's a great site for hardware reviews and comparisons. I know they have reviews on the cards you are looking at.

If you can't be bothered reading all the tech stuff, just go straight to the conclusion page.


23rd Jul 2003, 22:30
Just had a look at www.tomshardware.com myself and found :-

VGA Card Buyer's Guide 07/2003

This has lots of cards benchmarked against the top games.

Worth a look


24th Jul 2003, 22:46
The 5200 is better that the 9100 in more ways than one.

First it is Direct X 9 compatible. 9100 is not.

Second, it has 128Mb RAM. This is the acceptable minimum on video cards.

In conclusion: the 9100 is a dated card while the 5200 is part of nVidia's current hardware genration.