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Nvidia Geforce fx 5500 or 5700LE

By LALC731 ยท 7 replies
Mar 14, 2005
  1. I recently bought the Nvidia 5500 for my computer but was thinking about taking it back and getting the 5700LE. I only have PCI slots on my motherboard so I'm limited on what I can get. Is the 5700LE actually better than the 5500 or should I go for something else altogether? Also, the 5500 is PNY and the 5700LE is Jaton, does this make a difference?
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    5700le is a little better but if you are not satisfied with the 5500 you might want to go with a 5900 or even 6200 but if I were you I would buy 5900. :hotouch:
  3. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    first off, what is your spending limit?? if you have 400$ plus, get the 6800! if you have a limit, the 6600 is much cheaper. do you play current games?

    --edit oops i forgot i dont know if the 6600 or 6800 come in PCI. they probably do . oh well.
  4. LALC731

    LALC731 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I couldn't find anything over the 5700LE that is PCI. I'm playing the Sims 2 right now. I found it on newegg for $99
  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388


    Pci cards are not as common. The best pci card I know of is the 256mb 5600. The 5700le is slightly better than the 5500, but the 5600 beats them all. The "le" designation means it is a slowed down version of the 5700. Here's a link to a 5600 pci.

    5600 pci
  6. JimmyJimmy929

    JimmyJimmy929 TS Rookie


    Yeah I have a PCI Only Motherboard too and I was looking at the Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 PCI 256 Mb and I can seem to find out any of the specs for it. I know the Specs for my video card, (ATI Radeon 9250 256Mb), and I really want to know if it compares to it, or if I already have the best card available. Thanks!
  7. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

  8. Gloria

    Gloria TS Rookie

    GeForce 5500

    I had Best Buy Install the GeForce FX 5500 AGP 8X on my computer about a month ago, i installed this so I could play the new Tomb Raider CD, Best Buy installed GeForce and then tried to install Tomb Raider and it would not install, why????? I am also having trouble with my monitor, it flickers all the time, looks like a mini earthquake, why is it doing this??
    Gloria Mccown
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