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Old 05-14-2005, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do to the fact my motherboard only supports PCI, I am stuck with a small variety of graphics cards. Regardless, I have a question. I currently have a PNY GeForce FX 5200 PCI 128MB, but I recently found a site that has a Inno3D GeForce FX 5600 PCI 256MB. I've searched and searched for reviews, but failed. I was wondering, is it worth upgrading to this graphics card, or will I not see that much of a performance boost?
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there will be much of an increase in performance. I'd say stick with what you have.
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That 5600 is the best, aside from a 9100 if you can find one. Here is a review comparing it to a lot of PCI cards and it seems to be quite good, for PCI. It actually provides playable framerates in Doom 3 at 640x480 on medium detail.
http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=445
I actually own one of them myself, as I too only have PCI. The only problem with it is that it has a noisy fan. But I replaced the fan now and I can't complain. I will be building a new computer soon however, and I cant wait.
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That 5600 is the best, aside from a 9100 if you can find one. Here is a review comparing it to a lot of PCI cards and it seems to be quite good, for PCI. It actually provides playable framerates in Doom 3 at 640x480 on medium detail.
http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=445
I actually own one of them myself, as I too only have PCI. The only problem with it is that it has a noisy fan. But I replaced the fan now and I can't complain. I will be building a new computer soon however, and I cant wait.
none of them are good

the memory doesn't even matter in games since it's such a crappy card (only higher end cards will have a difference between 128 and 256mb)

you won't even notice a difference when you upgrade, it's not even worth the money

just save up for a new comp
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