Pros Has played every game I have ever tried!
Cons Dont expect to put the visuals to the max on newer games.
Summary This card runs every game I have ever tried. Including doom 3 (and it looks better with this card than it does on the xbox). Most of the newer games include this video card in at least their min specs. Just dont expect to turn the visuals all the way up in the newer games.
Pros Ive never expierenced any slow framerates any time i played Homeworld 2 or breed
Cons I truthfully havent found any
Pros Good for the price; can play a lot of older but popular games; can play World of Warcraft (very well)
Cons Aged, bad support, framerate suffers (especially on first person shooters and real-time strategy games such as Black&White 2)
Summary This card has lasted me well for four years. Initially bought for 'The Sims 2' after my computer simply couldn't handle such games as 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,' this card proved well worth the money. It has played the following games over the past four years and done well: World of Warcraft, Knights of the Old Republic (1 and 2), Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War (plus expansions), Civilization IV, Battle for Middle-Earth (1 and 2), The Movies, Jedi Academy, Fable: The Lost Chapters, Star Wars: Empire at War, Rise of Nations, The Sims 2 (plus expansions), Black & White 2, and Battlefield 1942.
All games above were played on the 9200, sometimes with focus on quality, in which case framerate suffered worst on Fable: TLC, Empire at War, Black & White 2, and Warhammer40k.
A main concern might be to have the necessary RAM in your pc to play the games you want to. After my pc was updated with an extra 500 MB (giving me a full GIG), the Radeon 9200 lasted through my favorite games up until now.
I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a nice gaming experience for an affordable price.
"Uhh... OK I guess"on by raggaz
Pros Plays popular games such as Counterstrike Source and Enemy territory
Cons Poor frame rate, Can't play high games such as FEAR. Little support for the card.
Summary It was an ok card when I got it about 4-5 years ago. It's struggling now and I'm finding it hard to maintain an average frame rate in many games. Games such as FEAR basically look like a slideshow, and in Warcraft 3 it doesn't like it if there's too many monsters on the screen. This card is overrated and there are plenty of cards that are so much better than this. I wouldn't waste my money on it. Spend an extra $50 and you'll end with a much better card in the end. But if you're still gaming on a motherboard without a PCI-e slot, then this may provide you with some entertainment for while, until you rip your hair out with frustration due to low frame rates.
Pros Smooth scrooling of viewed pages, no fan so its quiet
Cons Tough to compete with higher powered cards
Summary For an older graphics card I found this to be a superior card when compared to a similar NVIDIA FX5600. I recently replaced my 9200 with an NVIDIA Gforce FX5600 looking for some increased performance but I was sadly disappointed. I don't do gaming as such, so when I tried viewing pages using the scrool feature of my mouse, it was abysmal. Choppy and jumpy, I instantly replaced it with the Radeon 9200.
Smooth, crisp graphics make this a super budget card for those that use their computer for the work environment or home internet browsing. If you are still using an older computer, this would be a gr8 card to own and with everything from computers to graphics cards going to supersonic speeds and prices, well lets just say that there are huge numbers of computer owners who don't spend their lifes trying to kill non-human aggressors or out maneuver the hordes in online gaming rooms.
Depending on what you use your computer for and you are not looking to replace that 2-3 ghz CPU, your graphics requirements are not in heavy duty graphic design and autocad but use it for simple tasks like researching the internet, online banking or just everyday tasks with an older (2001-2005) Pentium P4 or AMD processor working with Windows based applications, then this will be a huge boost to your eyes and to your wallet.
This card can be found on computer store shelves used and at online auctions for under $50. I paid $30 for mine.
So if you are looking for a work horse that can deliver with express mail graphics without the express mail price, then hitch your wagon to the 9200