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Geforce FX 5200 Go vs. Radeon 9200M

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Wed Apr 09 2003, 21:58
A MAJOR OEM has both the Geforce FX 5200 Go and Radeon 9200M up and running. We managed to slip in a side door to get a sneak look at the performance of these chips. The main advantage of the FX 5200 is DirectX 9 support and "cinematic rendering" but, as always, people like to see how this affects real life applications and games.

The test machine had a P4 3.06 GHz and 1 GB of PC 1066 memory and all the tests were run at 1024x768. That's all we had time for. Both chips were running at 250 MHz for the core and 200 MHz for memory.

In 3dmark 2001 the Geforce FX 5200 Go scored 6579 marks while Radeon 9200M scored 7534, almost a thousand more. In "Nvidia do not recommend" 3dmark03, Geforce FX 5200 GO got 871 while Radeon 9200M managed 1222 marks. In UT 2003 Asbestos the Geforce FX 5200 Go you will get about 62 FPS while Radeon 9200M will get you about 87 FPS.

DirectX9 but at what performance cost? We leave the conclusion to you. µ


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