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Radeon 9250 PCI V.S. GF FX 5500 PCI

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 24, 2006 2:36:20 PM

Which is better. I have old computer with Celeron 700 Hz (Coppermine) on ASUS Cuple VM board (no AGP slot), don't have cash for new computer but I can mannage for a new graphica card instead of the integrated one on the board.
May 24, 2006 3:25:57 PM

Either would be fine, I doubt it'd make a difference.

The only reason to choose one over the other is if one is crippled with a 64-bit memory interface. Do a little research on those specific cards because I believe both come in either 64-bit or 128-bit memory busses. A 128-bit memory bus would be far superior to a 64-bit bus.

Keep in mind, that's not onboard RAM, like 128mb or 64mb... the memory bus is an interface, and it will be specified in 'bits'.
May 24, 2006 4:03:00 PM

I'm aware of bit difference, I have asked a friend to look for 128 MB 128 bit card in Suisse, but as I saw on net it's not easy to find one with 128/128, most of them are 128/64. Reason to ask this question is GF is DirectX 9, R 9250 is 8.1. My computer is not top of the line but I would like to get best for the money.
May 24, 2006 4:22:38 PM

A 5500 will have to default to a Dx8 path to get playable performance anyway.

But a 64-bit interface will really slow you down...