Need help finding the best PCI based card

By Golferman443
Jul 11, 2005
  1. Hello, Im new here, and Ive heard from alot of different places that the JATON 3DForce Video-248PCI-DVI Geforce FX5700LE 128MB is the best PCI card. Could you people people give me replies with a better one or is this the best one, and will this card run Battlefield 2. My comp specs are: Dell Dimension 3000, 3.0ghz processor, 768mb of ram, and a intel card.
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    If the jaton 5700le has a 128bit memory interface it will peform well for being pci, if it's 64 bit look elsewhere. There used to be fx5600 cards available in pci(, but they don't seem to ship them even if you order them. The 5600 is better than any 5700le at stock speeds.
    Another option would be the bfg 5500oc pci card. It's an overclocked(read faster) 5500(which is a overclocked 5200)).
    I think the order would be 5600>5700le 128bit>5500OC>5700le 64bit>5200.
    That's a general guess though.
  3. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    I have the Ati radeon Pci-express x850 xt and love it I get about 111.88 fps on all games. That is my recommendation.

    Good luck,

  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Pci-express is not pci.
    Pci-express is newer and faster.
    There are no pci x850 xt's.
  5. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    even if some one did make a PCI X850XT it would probably make the comp blow up with the sheer power.
  6. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    Sorry you are right I wasn't thinking. :confused:
  7. Golferman443

    Golferman443 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    One more thing

    Will any of those cards you people mentioned earlier run BF2 (Battlefield 2)
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Yes, but it will either be a slideshow on high settings, or you'll have to use low res. to get acceptable framerates. Some people don't mind the graphics being not that great(I'd guess bf1942 style), but I like high detail. :)
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