[mythtv-users] Price of FX 5200 cards

bbonkosk at tampabay.rr.com bbonkosk at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Oct 27 17:43:58 UTC 2004

I got one for $52 from new egg.
In reality, all I wanted for myth was a decent card with TV-out, you don't have to have a super powerful graphics card for mythtv!

----- Original Message -----
From: clemens at dwf.com
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:03 pm
Subject: [mythtv-users] Price of FX 5200 cards

> You guys have helped me with several previous questions, perhaps you
> can shed some light on this one.
> The Nvidia Fx5200 chip set has been recommended by several of you
> on this list.  OK, Ive been looking at prices, and am as confused as
> ever.
> Perhaps the the best example of my confusion (Ive seen better prices)
> comes from the web page of a local computer shop.  They advertise
> 3 diferent FX5200 cards, viz
> MSI:  Geforcefx 5200,             128MB DDR, 8x/4x/2x AGP, TV-
> out, DVI  $85
> PINE: XFX Geforcefx 5200,         256MB DDR, 8x/4x/2x AGP, TV-
> out, DVI $115
> PNY:  Verto Geforcefx 5200 Ultra, 128MB DDR, 8x/4x/2x AGP, TV-
> out, DVI $170
> Now the 2nd one has twice the memory as the 1st (is this of any 
> use with
> MythTV?) so I can see it costing a bit more, but what about the 
> 3rd which
> costs twice the first???  What could it have that would cause it 
> to cost
> twice the price of the first card (other than the fact that I have 
> heardof PNY?).
> Confused.
> -- 
>                                        Reg.Clemens
>                                        reg at dwf.com
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