So you only have PCI slots and want to game?

By vnf4ultra
Jun 2, 2006
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  1. jojodancer

    jojodancer TS Member Posts: 70

    This thread started in June 2006. PCI card was still acceptable to play games from those period.

    I am sorry to say there is no way to play any current games with a PCI card no matter how powerful it is.

    I am sure in the next four years (or less), my two MSI HD5870 Crossfire will be outdated / slowed as well (and same as my i7 870 system).
  2. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Posts: 327   +48

    i give it a year

    the cards will be out powered by this time next year prob by the seven series if not already out matched by dual 6990's (i think they are), that i7 is already out matched and by the end of this year will be much further down the list, but yeah i agree with u that PCI is beyond pointless anymore.
  3. Chase

    Chase TS Rookie

    PCI is not an acceptable option nowadays, but when it was my old geforce 6600 was great. Played Half life 2 and CS:S and tons of games
  4. jojodancer

    jojodancer TS Member Posts: 70

    please close this thread.
  5. Different55

    Different55 TS Rookie

    I found this thread to be very useful. The most powerful PCI card I could find was Zotac's GeForce GS 610. They're about $60 on amazon and newegg, are still produced, and the bottleneck seems to be the PCI interface itself. If you want to play old games on an old PC, then this is the card you want. You're not going to find anything better.
  6. teklord

    teklord TS Maniac Posts: 524

    Obviously you don't want PCI graphics if at all possible. On some legacy PCs, it is your only choice. It is a marginal improvement over onboard.

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