Actually, FX5200 is not bad budget card. I don't agree with Serpent Rider, that it shouldn't have been released.
Who screwed the card reputation, were manufacturers, but they've already starting to do it with Gefroce MX440-8x refresh.
They've put 64-bit bus and cheap memory on. And underclocked the card.
Btw, I have FX 5600 with 325 mhz core/ 200mhz memory (reference is 325/275). It's Axle card. The one need to be careful even when buying FX5600. But it happeneds much less on FX5600. FX5200 were often crippled, to be as cheap as possible.
I had one FX 5200 that looked like pro, even with solid capacitors, and it was 64-bit underclocked version. It has 250/166 clocks, and 64-bit bus.
Now when you buy good FX5200, like my MSI FX5600 with 3.6ns Samsung memory, that's completly different story. Of course, you need to use overclock, to achieve good results, but you can end with like 325/300 overclock.
It was good lowend chip, if you know the stuff. Dont blame FX5200, it's just the chip. Blame card manufacturers. It came only year later after Geforce 4 line was released, and see, how much better it was from original MX440. Also supported DirectX 8.1 and 9 finally. Being lowest of FX family, it's not bad at all, and not far away from FX5600, when you overclock it. Of course there were better budget options at Ati at that time, but only in terms of performance. My experience with Ati cards, and particulary Ati drivers, are worse, than with Nvidia. Overall, I don't see FX5200 as bad card, as it was only year later card from MX440, with similiar pricing, but better architecture, features, overclock potential, and directX 8.1 and 9 support. And don't forget , MX440 wasn't the lowest ... MX200 and MX4000 was. So FX5200 actually overcame MX440, which were kinda midrange card of previous generation, and that's not bad result from most lowend card of the next generation, when you overcome something, that was similiar priced and midrange card only year before.
Think of FX5200 as yearly refresh of MX440 with similiar original price, and you will realize, that you actually got some upgrade, and we're still talking about weakest card of FX generation.