pci graphics card

By rockhead rumple
Aug 19, 2006
  1. i have a geforce fx 5500 pci graphics card because i only have pci slots but it also comes in agp if i had agp slots would it be better or just the same
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190


    what types of games are you trying to play?
    its not worth the upgrade to agp
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    If you indeed have an AGP slot, there are many better options for you to consider, even if you are on a very tight budget.

    Example, you can get a 9600 Pro AGP for about 60 bucks, and it's much, much faster than even the FX5700 (faster than your 5500).

    Have a look at Tom's VGA charts for performance benchmarks:

    So yes.. if you have a PCI 5500, I'd strongly urge against buying the AGP version as you'll gain next to nothing and still be stuck with an extremely underperforming 3d card.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    most definately better. More bandwidth.
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