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YeOldeStonecat
04-10-03, 06:31 AM
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=gain5200&page=1

Seems Gainward did their usual good job on the card...just didn't have much to work with. Most real world benchmarks...the aging ti4600 walked all over it.

"Unfortunately, the performance of these cards certainly leaves something to be desired. While Gainward's GeForceFX 5800 Ultra product delivered splendid 3D performance, the 5200 series cards are barely recognizable in comparison to the high-end GeForceFX products. The 5200 series is dealing with basically 1/4th the rendering power of the 5800 Ultra, and has a neutered architecture which makes performance sub-par in many applications. The majority of our benchmarks show these new GeForceFX 5200/5200 Ultra series products performing between the levels of a GeForce4 Ti4200-8X and GeForce4 MX, which is certainly lower than we would have expected from a GeForceFX product. At this point in time, with today's games, these are simply not a great value."

http://www.gamepc.com/images/labs/rev-gain5200-ultra760boardSM.jpg

Jstyr
04-10-03, 09:14 AM
That really sums it up. Anyone thinking about a graphics card upgrade (like myself) should read that.

Brent
04-10-03, 09:26 AM
Did they test in "Application", "Quality" (balanced), or "Performance" (agressive) modes? They didn't state which filtering mode they used. That makes a huge impact on performance and IQ with the GFFX series.

Also, they used a non-released beta driver 43.40. Currently the latest released and public driver is 43.45 on NVIDIA's site.

They didn't touch on image quality one bit either.

It is simply just a performance review, a pretty good one at that too, just wish I knew what filtering mode they used.

Shagster
04-10-03, 10:01 AM
I was hoping for good things from that card :(:(:(:(

YeOldeStonecat
04-10-03, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by Brent
they used a non-released beta driver 43.40. Currently the latest released and public driver is 43.45 on NVIDIA's site.

They didn't touch on image quality one bit either.

Yeah not knowing how many weeks ago Chris wrote that....the .45 drivers are kinda new.

I was surprised that the budget card of this generation cannot beat the top card of the last generation...that's what I found shocking about this writeup.

Brent
04-10-03, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
Yeah not knowing how many weeks ago Chris wrote that....the .45 drivers are kinda new.

I was surprised that the budget card of this generation cannot beat the top card of the last generation...that's what I found shocking about this writeup.

in my own 5200 testing, which i've had for about a week now, the 5200 is on par with radeon 8500/9000/9100 level of performance

it is quite dissapointing, but, it does lack the memory optimizations of its bigger brother... its all about pushing DX9 into the value market, but, it doesn't really have the power to push dx9 shaders very fast, heh

oh well

maybe they will introduce a new line based on nv35, that may be nice

Shagster
04-10-03, 11:06 AM
They are only making these right?...
FX 5200
FX 5200 ultra
FX 5600
FX 5800
FX 5800 ultra


How much is the 5600 gonna cost? 200?

YeOldeStonecat
04-10-03, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by Brent
maybe they will introduce a new line based on nv35, that may be nice

Yeah, figuring they're going to focus on the 35....as the 30 line seems to be their "Edsel". I don't even see many of these cards making it to the lucritive OEM market. And I think the nv30 will be the quickest replaced line they've ever had....seeing the what, late Q2, early Q3 we may be seeing the 35?

Brent
04-10-03, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Shaggy
They are only making these right?...
FX 5200
FX 5200 ultra
FX 5600
FX 5800
FX 5800 ultra


How much is the 5600 gonna cost? 200?

5200
5200 Ultra
5600
5600 Ultra
5800
5800 Ultra

though none are in mass quantities yet, and prolly never will be

Brent
04-10-03, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
Yeah, figuring they're going to focus on the 35....as the 30 line seems to be their "Edsel". I don't even see many of these cards making it to the lucritive OEM market. And I think the nv30 will be the quickest replaced line they've ever had....seeing the what, late Q2, early Q3 we may be seeing the 35?

sounds about right

Shagster
04-10-03, 12:14 PM
Glad to see they are jumping on the 35. Heard some rumors they are trying to dress up the POS 30 just like the media dresses up britney spears.

What does ATI have planned past the 9800?