Reply 20 of 23, by Pidalin_CZ
Old topic, but I just have some fun with old GPUs, so I can tell you that FX5200 is one of the worst GPUs ever, if you really want it, take at least 128bit version, 64bit is really really bad. The worst thing is that there is FX5200 LE, but they don't put LE on sticker, so you don't know if it's LE or not before you test it. And most of poor FX5200 are LE version which is 64bit/128MB with very low memory clock. Even poor MX440 has more power and old Ti 4200 is much more powerfull than FX5200.
FX5200 can't run playable neither 2001 games like RTCW, you have to set everything to low, it's really weak GPU.
I had FX5200 Tornado when I was kid, I didn't know it's so weak back in the day, I was happy that I can at least start the game, but when I test it today....no way, it's not usefull if you don't like FPS around 15. 😀 Difference between FX5200 and Ti 4200 is really massive, it's like 15 FPS compared to 80 and it's not really problem for such old games that Ti 4200 is mostly only 64MB, it's enough. If you want something more powerfull from FX series, find 5900 or 5900XT, these are good GPUs, when you put forceware 56.64 on it, you have great compatibility with old Win 98 games with known compatibility issues like AvP1999 and NFS5.