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GeForce FX 5500 Video Card, PCI, 256MB DDR

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  1. richpro

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    Is the GeForce FX 5500 Video Card, PCI, 256MB DDR better than the fx 5200 and are both of these better than the ati 9250 need to know before I buy one
     
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    well i know for sure the fx5500 is > fx5200. i am using the fx5500 right now, what are you using it for, gaming? i would suggest as good as you can buy , hopefullly better than the fc5500. i get about 30 fps on cs:source.
     
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    The FX5500 is better then the FX5200 which is better then the Radeon 9250. However each one is only marginally better then the other. If you have the Radeon 9250 you will not see much improvement going to the FX5500. All the three cards are pretty much in the same price and performance range. The one thing the FX cards have over the Radeon 9250 is hardware DirectX 9 support.

    If I were you I'd consider bumping up the budget a little and buying a mid-range card instead of a low-end card if you're into any kind of gaming.
     
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    im going to use it for everything llike games, video, etc......

    so...what you recommanded?
     
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    Just be aware that PCI has a maximum bandwidth of 133MB/s while AGP 8X has a max bandwidth 2100MB/s. Do you see a problem there already? And unlike AGP, PCI is a has to deal with other data on the bus. And most PCI video cards are clocked lower then there AGP counterparts so that'll lower performance even more. PCI video cards and gaming aren't made for each other.
     
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    Yes I am aware of this. My problem is, that I just got an HP media center computer. This does what I got it for, (tranfering VHS of Grandkids to DVD), we also do some gaming, and the onboard video does not support T&L, and it only has PCI. Just trying to figure out which card I should get without spending over $200
     
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    Which HP Media Center is it that you have?

    You have no worries about spending over $200 on a PCI video card, there are no high-end cards costing that much are made in PCI.
     
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    It is the m7060n model
     
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    It would be nice to see a PCI video card roundup like Tom's Hardware does with AGP and PCi-Express video cards. The FX5700LE that Newegg has is the 64-bit version thats clocked at 250Mhz. They also have a FX5500 that is 128-bit and clocked at 270Mhz, and its about $10 cheaper. I would think the FX5500 might be a better purchase.

    Here's the FX5500 I was looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143032
     
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    Thanks, will keep that in mind. Going to go check them out right now.
     
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