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Old 01-06-2006, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I was just wondering what the best PCI Graphics card is. I was looking at the GeForce Fx 5500 128 mb, or the ATI Radeon 9250. Which one of these would be the best.
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FX5500 128MB
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Yeah i've got the Fx5500 256mb PCI and it runs battlefield 2 on all low setting and FarCry on all medium setting and suprisingly it ran Half-Life 2 on all high setting. but im giving it to one of my friends when i get my 7800GT.
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FX 5500 PCI version. the 128mb is fine. The 256 is frivilous memory that gets wasted. I just installed an FX 5500 128mb video card in my friend's brother's computer. It ran Counter Strike: Source pretty well! I was surprised. I was again, very happy with the installation. Super easy. Buy the eVGA model off of zipzoomfly. You'll get free second day shipping and the total cost is 55 bucks.

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O.K cool, I thought the FX 5500 was the best one because its core is more powerful than the 9250, but I just wanted to make sure.
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the 9250 will struggle with a lot of things
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5500 is a pretty decent card, better than the 9250 for sure.
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Ive got an FX5700
Its cool. I have just bought a Sapphire ATi X800GTO for my new build
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