Thread: Graphics Card

Graphics Card

  1. #1
    Gildor Guest

    Question Graphics Card

    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.


  2. #2
    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.

  3. #3
    Gildor Guest
    Thanks for the help Sloan.

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    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.

  5. #5
    Gildor Guest
    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.

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    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

  7. #7
    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.

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    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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    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.