Upgrade to Radeon 9250 or Geforce FX 5200 or 5500?

By crazy_comp_dude ยท 59 replies
Feb 12, 2005
  1. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

  2. Overclocked1319

    Overclocked1319 TS Rookie

    Actually i bought 5700le

    I bought the 5700le, works great, i can run doom 3 on high now. Thank fully. But is there a 5800 for PCI?
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    pci graphics

    Ok, the only place I know of that you can still get a 5600 256mb pci is here . $150. The 5600 beats the 5700le. The 5700le is 250mhz core, 400mhz memory, and 4 pixel pipes. The 5600 is 325 core, 550mhz memory(I'm not sure how fast the memory is on the 5600 I listed, the site doesn't specify the speed, but some mfg's do use slower memory), and 4 pixel pipes. So the 5600 is 75mhz faster for the core, and 150mhz faster on the memory. They both are 4 pixel pipe gpus.

    5600 325mhz core, 550mhz memory.
    5700le 250mhz core, 400mhz memory.

    Pci slots don't have an "x" rating like agp, pci is pci, unless it's pci express(which you don't have, so don't worry about it).

    There was a fx5900 256mb pci at one time, but I think it never made it past the prototype stage. I think that would be the best pci card, but it isn't available. The 5600 is still available, but probably not for long, as I can only find it at one store.

    Edit: The inno3d agp 8x version of the 5600 has 550mhz memory, so the pci, I would think would be the same speed.
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    There's also a 128mb 5600. It's $50 cheaper. It would perform similarly to the 256mb version. 256mb of memory is more than a card of this class will really use well anyway, from what I've heard.
    128mb 5600
  5. @12if

    @12if TS Rookie Posts: 23

    omg.. now im getting more confusing.. but still 5600 256 better rite??..
  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Yes, I think both the 128mb and 256mb versions of the 5600 will be faster than the 5700le.
  7. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    FYI the FX 5500 has a core speed of 270MHz :D Also only has 350MHz memory speed.
  8. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Thats not really a upgrade,, its more of a downgrade, LOL ,

    Try going for a sixth gen card,, like a 6600 or 6800 ,,

  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Check the date of this thread. It`s nearly 2 years old :p

    Regards Howard :)
  10. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    HA it is...and guess what...I have a 7950GT 512MB card now :p .
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