First post, by Gopher666
I got this Geforce FX 5200 128 MB ram 4x AGP in my retro gaming box but the poor thing is dieing slowly. This was a garbage card even in it's own days. For old DOS games and majority of the Win98 games it's usable however when you start going more upscale like Sacred 1,2, Morrowind, QuakeSpasm, Dungeon Siege 2, Never Winter Nights 2 this card shits itself together basically those games are unenjoyable with it anymore.
I'm looking something to replace it with preferably NVIDIA and preferably the same mini form factor because I use this box with a plethora of different OSes not just microsucks but old linux, bsd, solaris distros which just hate ati.
As you can see this card fits into mini PCs with a trick if you take off the black plate and throw the VGA out, don't need that anyway since I'm only using DVI.
My box is a slim Aopen PC case and could only put in a full card with the top not being on it.
So what I'm looking for:
-small form factor
-maximum OS compatibility on a wide range of OSes starting from DOS up to XPSP3
-better gaming performance than the FX5200
Any ideas are welcome