best pci graphics card

i am putting together a secondar rig for gaming so far i've spent 10 bucks on it. it is a p3 866eb with 256mb pc133cas2 and a mobo with only one pci slot and nothing else. i have the proc at 140mhz fsb and 910mhz and all ineed is a good vid card. so what is the best pci grahics card? ive seen a fx 5200 pci and ati 900 pci. what is best?

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  1. Either an ATi 9200, or a GeForceFX 5600.

    I believe.


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  2. You are right, I'd just add that the difference between the FX5200 and FX5600 PCI cards seems to be almost nothing, and I mean like they are almost identical in results. So don't pay a huge premium for the FX5600 it will add little/nothing to the equation.


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  3. which is best? 5200 supports dx8 9200 dx9? sorry using onscreen keyboard. what card is fastest?

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  4. The FX5200 says it supports DX9, but from experience, that's only for demos, not real gaming. For all intent and purposes the FX5200 is a DX8.1 card just like the R9000/9100/9200.

    Both have very similar performance in older games, not many reviews for newer games.

    Some of the best info IMO;

    <A HREF="http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=445" target="_new">http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=445</A>

    <A HREF="http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon/sapphire-4.html" target="_new">http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon/sapphire-4.html</A>

    Ok, now off to dinner.


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