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XFX GEFORCE 5200

"XFX GeForce 5200 review testing the new XFX GeForce 5200 against Gainward GeForce4 MX 440. Software used for testing was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, Quake 3, Serious Sam SE and Unreal Tournament 2003."
XFX GEFORCE 5200

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 2000
VIDEO CARD XFX GEFORCE 5200
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v43.45
MOTHERBOARD ASUS A7S333
MEMORY 512MB SAMSUNG PC2100 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0a

SERIOUS SAM SE

XFX GEFORCE 5200

800x600134
1024x768113
1280x102499

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

800x600133
1024x768106
1280x102488

800x600 1024x768 1280x1024

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Elephant Atirum Demo
Fullscreen Enabled
Quality Settings
Large Texture Size
Optimal Texture Quality
Detail Textures Enabled

COMMENT " XFX GeForce 5200 wins this test at all of the resolutions tested Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 stays pretty close. It has been reported that a new patch for this game will be released which should improve the performance of XFX GeForce 5200."


UT 2003 FLYBY BENCHMARK

XFX GEFORCE 5200

800x60092
1024x76863
1280x102443

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

800x60086
1024x76858
1280x102439

800x600 1024x768 1280x1024

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Antalus Benchmark
Character Shadows Enabled
Decals Enabled
Dynamic Lighting Enabled
Detail Textures Enabled
Projectors Enabled
Foliage Enabled

COMMENT "Once again it's a fairly close result, XFX GeForce 5200 wins this test but only by between 4 and 6fps."


FINAL RESULT

XFX GEFORCE 5200

QUAKE 3479
SERIOUS SAM SE346
UT2003198

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

QUAKE 3434
SERIOUS SAM SE327
UT2003183

QUAKE 3 SERIOUS SAM SE UT2003

COMMENT " XFX GeForce 5200 wins all of the tests, it's Quake3 performance is very good. It's performance with Serious Sam 2 is good but nothing special although the new patch should improve this. Unreal Tournament 2003 performance was disappointing because I was expecting better performance than it delivered."

CONCLUSION " XFX GeForce 5200 is a solid reliable video card offering good performance. It's dx9 features although not being used today will make this video card more future proof than all the other budget video cards available. I was especially impressed with it's fsaa performance which makes this a feature you can now use even with a budget video card. In the past it was a feature which was always available but the performance hit would make it useless, now with XFX GeForce 5200 you can use it. 2D quality with XFX GeForce 5200 is excellent even at the higher resolutions. Stability with this video card was excellent and there was no lockups. XFX GeForce 5200 costs only 77 and is supplied with 128mb memory which makes it a bargain."

XFX GEFORCE 5200

PAGE 1 XFX GEFORCE 5200
PAGE 2 QUAKE 3 AND SERIOUS SAM SE
PAGE 3 UT 2003 AND SERIOUS SAM

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