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6th Dec 2003, 06:15
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't seem to find a direct answer for this.

I have an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 64MB card. If I'm reading things right, this card is not supported (hence the reason my DX:IW won't work). Is this right?

I'm looking at getting an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB card. Will this fix my problems?

Thanks for any help.


6th Dec 2003, 06:56
Upgrading to an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB will allow you to play Deus Ex: Invisible War. Some will argue that the game wont run very well (in terms of raw frames per second) with such a card, but I have a Radeon 9800 XT 256MB card and it doesn't run very well for me either. I am convinced the difficulties I've experienced will be remedied in the upcoming patch, however.

Recap: Upgrade to the NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 128MB card. It will let you play the game.

6th Dec 2003, 06:59
Thanks for the help Sloan.

6th Dec 2003, 08:01
I'm one of those that would argue that the 5200 is not a good card. It's basically the current Geforce chipset's verion of the MX cards. If you can afford to do so get a 5600, or see if you can pick up a Radeon 9500 Pro. Either of those would be much better choices.

6th Dec 2003, 09:00
Thanks for the suggestion nightspore. But, I already bought the 5200. Was able to get it from a friend for $20 less than he paid for it. (He didn't pay attention to the PCI/AGP difference so I get a bargain.) I'm happy with the MX card I currently have, just need something that will allow me to play DX2.

11th Dec 2003, 23:46
well, is not an MX card, and in some benchmarks can hold a good fight against the TI 4600. and totally kicks the MX 440s ass

11th Dec 2003, 23:48
Originally posted by Cadillacs57
well, is not an MX card, and in some benchmarks can hold a good fight against the TI 4600.

Got a link? The ones I've seen show it being slower than a GF4-4200.


12th Dec 2003, 01:20
I have this card (gfx5200)

I admit its not really fast, BUT you can play Dx2.

I have a 2600XP amd processor w/ 512 RAM runnign Win2000
and I get between 13-25 fps most of the time @ 640x480 lowest graphics

Oh yeah, and I overclocked the card and ran almost every tweak out there.... :)

Waiting for the patch like everyone else

Maybe then with a 5200 we'll be able to play @ 800x600


12th Dec 2003, 01:45
How much video memory do you have? Because I have 4200 with 128MB v. RAM and at 640x480 it almost never drops below 20 FPS.