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Old 02-15-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default ATI RADEON X300 of NVIDIA FX5200

Right now, i have the FX5200, but my dad just got the X300 and he isn't going to use it, so i was wondering which one was better. i don't know the manufacturers on any of them, all i know is that they are both 128 MB and that's basically it.

i think the X300 is better, but im not sure so any opinions/facts will be appreciated

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edit: i want to be able to play mediocre games like ROME TOTAL WAR and FIFA 2006 World Cup and i also do video editing if that makes a difference
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:03 PM   #2
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i have an fx 5200 and i can run a lot of good games like doom 3, WOW, and unreal T, on medium to high settings just fine. but i dunno the x300 is made by ati and i think its onlt pci-express so you might not be able to use it unlees u have a pci-express port. but i think the x300 is better, if u can use it.
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:52 PM   #3
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the x300 is better, but i don't think you can use it, unless your father somehow got the AGP version.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: ATI RADEON X300 of NVIDIA FX5200

i know this sounds stupid, but is there anyway i can get an "extension" to connect to my pci slot or motherbaord that will let me use the x300; or is there a way that i can still use the Card in a PCI slot, but just not at 16x.

basically, is there any small chance i can use it without having a pci-ex on my mobo? any extensions?

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Old 02-15-2005, 10:36 PM   #5
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Is your mobo a AGP or PCI-E? Because the X300 is PCI-E. And performance will be about the same as a 5200 anyways...it's ATI's PCI-E version of their 9200.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:50 PM   #6
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its AGP, and if thats the case, ill just stick with my good old and crappy FX 5200
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LOL Sell the X300. Then use the money, save up and buy a better card.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:55 PM   #8
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how much do you think itll go for, NEVER USED though

60 ??
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It hasn't even been opened yet? You can sell it off Ebay. I reckon you might get about $50-$60.
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The 5200 is a different time scale to the X300

But yeah - keep the 5200
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