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Good PCI card?

By c0nfus3d
Jun 26, 2005
  1. I took back the Radeon 9250 256mb PCI card i bought, cause it just didnt work in my computer for some reason trying to play battlefield 2. So I have the Nvidia GeForce Fx5200 128mb PCI card in my computer still. What is a good PCI card I should buy to make graphics better than what my 5200 is making them now. The Geforce Fx5500 ? or what would you guys suggest?

    Thanks in Advance :unch:
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Yeah, a 5700le pci is about as good as it gets for pci(that you can still get). For older games the ati 8500 and 9100 were good, but are hard to find now. There are a few fx 5600pci cards and they are about the best pci cards, but they are hard to find. 5500's are slightly worse than a 5700le, and a 5200 is below a 5500.

    It seems many 5700le's are 64 bit which slows 'em down a bit.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814139166

    Here's a 5500
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1071564&CatId=0
     
  3. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Your best bet is a 5700LE with the 425mhz core. its almost as good as the regular 5700. Check Ebay. The 5500 just just a souped up 5200. If you have to get a 5500 make sure its 128bit with 256mb RAM.
     
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

  6. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

  7. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Not at all. If you have a look carefully, it says "ATI 100-435400 Radeon X850XTPE 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM". PCI Express is PCI-E and should not be confused with PCI. Both are two different types of bus in many ways.
     
  8. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    That's right sorry, didnt look carefully. :knock:


    Sebastian
     
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