FX 5200 Vs Radeon 9200



Want to upgrade from my TNT2 and the GeForce FX 5200 & Radeon 9200 (128mb for both) seem to be the real competitors within my price range.

If it’s ever under pressure it’ll be gaming (MOHAA/GTA)

Any suggestions on which to go for?




This Graphics Card Buyers’ Guide is a nice read and this is a good place to look as well.

If you have to choose between those two the 9200 (128 bit non SE) is my pick. Be wary about cheap FX5200’s, it can be hard to find 128bit versions. 64bit ones are as crappy as a GeForce2 card.


Hi guys,
Thanks for the quick replies.

Is the DirectX 9.0 support of the 5200 (vs 8.1 of 9200) non-critical then (even assuming I could get a 128bit 5200) ?


@ iblis
It’s useless on such a low-end card.


Suspected as much.

Thanks a lot guys, that’s really cleared things up. And I was leaning towards the 5200 :eek: !