[mythtv-users] Price of FX 5200 cards

Lane Schwartz dowobeha at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 18:08:22 UTC 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:03:46 -0600, clemens at dwf.com <clemens at dwf.com> wrote:
> 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 heard
> of PNY?).

Umm, I'm planning to go with this one from newegg.com for $51:

nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 64-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP


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