First post, by Dracolich
Hi, guys. So I have these three cards and trying to decide which is best for my Win98 machine - Sempron 2.0GHz, 512MB RAM. This PC is primarily for MechWarrior 2Ti - 4 series, and Myst 1-5 series.
1) Diamond Radeon 9250 (DM-R9250PCI-D3)
2) BFG Geforce 6200OC edition (BFGR62256OCP)
3) PNY Verto FX5200 (VCGFX522PPB)
All are PCI cards (I don't have AGP) and all have 256MB. I had the Radeon first, until I got the GF6200, and I just acquired the FX5200. The fan on the Radeon is noisy sometimes. The driver for the GF6200 is a little glitchy. I haven't tried the FX5200 yet. According to specs listed on C-Net reviews, the Radeon is 128-bit with 240MHz core and 200MHz effective memory clocks and 400MHz RAMDAC; the GF6200 is 64-bit with 350/410/400; and the FX5200 is 128-bit with 250/400/350.
I see a lot of negative opinions on here about the FX series, but for Win98, considering the state of the driver and the difference in bus, would the FX5200 gain any edge over the GF6200? And with the specs of the FX5200 and R9250 being so close, how do those two compare?
I also have a similar comparison to ask for my K6/233 machine: how is the DOS compatibility and Windows 3.11 driver support of a TNT2 M64 compared to a Voodoo3 2000?