Which one of these cards is the best

By Tha General
Aug 18, 2007
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  1. This is PCI related only, do not bring up PCI-E or AGP
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    Ati Radeon 9250 256MB PCI
    Diamond Stealth X1550 256MB PCI
    Diamond Stealth 256MB X1300 PCI
    3DFuzion Geforce 5500 256MB PCI ( Which i am using right now )
    Jaton Geforce 6200 OC PCI card

    Also, i read a review from techspot on the X1300 and it said despite all the wonderful features, shader model 3.0 , etc it didnt perform pretty good, even tho it also said its the most powerful PCI card. So maybe the folks here at techspot was comparing the card to a more powerful one, which i think they was.

    Anyway, i was thinking about trading in my Geforce 5500 256MB PCI card which btw is very fast to my standards, but if the X1300 Is a better choice, should i go for it?
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Hey thanks, i guess i will go with the X1550. :)
    I will let you know how everything works out once i pick it up at my computer shop around my way, its actually cheaper then what it is online.

    peace
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    Good luck to you..
  5. Char_X

    Char_X Newcomer, in training Posts: 209

    i think Diamond Stealth X1550 256MB PCI is the better one.
  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Alright i will go with the X1550, it seems to have the best features. But, i also might buy instead the X1300 256MB card, because i heard it had the same exact features as the X1550, also the X1300 their PSU requirement is lower then the X1550 Which is 420 , and the X1300 is at 250, the same as my Geforce 5500 256MB card.

    My PSU unit is only at 90 watts, and i dont have alot of junk/powerful stuff running on my rig, so it shouldnt be a problem. My 5500 card is running fine and hardly gets hot, if not all.

    Peace
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    With PCI as your only choice I would get the best you can. PCI is at the bottom of the totem pole performance wise to begin with. Also the 1300 is only DDR and the 1550 is DDR2. Up to you, your system:

    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=460&card2=506

    BTW: how is a 90w psu running a 5500, let alone anything?
  8. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    #1 I dont think i can buy the X1550 or the X1300, because they dont seem to have windows98se drivers from Diamond Stealth or Visiontek, they dont have windows98se drivers for those cards, only XP/2000.

    #2 So i might have to go with the Geforce 6200 PCI card, because they have drivers , you know from Nvida.

    #3 What i said on #1, unless you can tell me otherwise about the drivers for using those cards, please do so.

    #4 Yes my PSU says 90 watts, but my computer never gets warm unless its hot in the house. Before i had the Geforce 5550 256mb card, i was using a radeon 7000, and i was using a 9250 256MB card, neither card really heated up.

    My Geforce 5500 card never seems to heat up too, because its cool air blowing in the slots that dont have the bracket's on it. Also there is a fan on it. You ask how is my computer even running with a 90 PSU, well i dont have alot of junk in my computer, what a soundblaster card, 512megs of ram( 1 stick of 512 ), 60GB HD, INtel PIII 600MHZ.

    My computer is just fine, also the fan is very clean( because i clean it ) and it blows out very very very cool air all day. :)
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