128mb fx5200 to 256mb 6600

By applesauce12321 ยท 6 replies
Apr 17, 2006
  1. Is a geforce xfx fx 5200 (128MB) to a geforce xfx 6600 (256MB) a good upgrade. I only have a APG port, no pci-e. My system specs are P4 2.4 Ghz,
    1 gig RAM and the 5200
  2. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Posts: 487

    Go for a 6600GT version of the card its good. But It depends how much you wan t to spend.
  3. applesauce12321

    applesauce12321 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i only have about 120 bucks
  4. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

    well u should try to get more money because buying a 6600LE or SE isn't worth the money.
  5. seanp789

    seanp789 TS Enthusiast Posts: 111

    Get a 7800 GS if you want to max out your AGP options.
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    The 6600 (vanilla as we call it) would be a HUGE increase over your current 5200 make no mistake.

    But also do keep in mind that the 6600 is .... well.... at the bottom of the heap for what could be considered an "entry level" card when we are talking about today's newer games. It would not be able to run the new games on good settings, and on the more demanding games you'd actually have to turn the game settings down to "low" in order to get good framerates. But, it will at least be able to play the newest games, unlike your current 5200.

    That said, the life expectance of a 6600 isn't all that long. If you have some games now that you need to play URGENTLY, then a guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do. If you only have 120 bucks, then get yourself a 6600. You'll love it compared to your 5200.

    But if you can hold off for a bit until you have some more cash, that's probably your best bet. It doesn't make sense to me to buy a low end card as an upgrade since it isn't going to last you very long.
  7. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Posts: 34

    I agree, i also had a FX5200 and one of the guys here told me to get the 6600 due to i only had a $90 spending money at the time. IMO its worth every penny, I play BF2 on med-high setting as well as games like Oblivion and FEAR. This game can easily run HL2 and Far Cry on high setting. But if you can save 80+ more dollars then buy a better card. I ocd this card to 350 coreclock and 575memory with the program it came with and its stable.
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