Video Card Issue

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  1. crunchy

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    My current GeForce 2 died on me (it will run regular comp activities but when you try to play a game in opengl or d3d or even shockwave stuff it'll freeze, let you move for 2 secs, and repeat) so now I'm in the market for a cheap (~$50) vid card to replace it. After some quick research it would appear my choices are Radeon 9200SE or Geforce 4 MX. Anyone wanna tell me which is the better value and why? Also if anyone knows anywhere that's selling vid cards cheaper than newegg then post that as well.
     
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    I'd go with the Radeon 9200SE because IIRC, the GF4MX is DX7 and the Radeon is DX8.
     
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    And what exactly is the difference? Can't you just get DX9 anyway? Also, how would the Nvidia FX5200 stack up against the other two?
     
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    Both are not DX9 meaning they can not display dx9 effects used in all of the recent games. There are quite a few games that require dx9 compliant cards to actually run.

    I suggest a 9600 with 128MB of ram. Saphire makes cheaper versions of these ATI boards.
     

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