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Best PCI graphics card

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November 26, 2004 1:33:57 AM

Any suggestions? Also anybody selling any?

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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2004 1:46:29 AM

Lets see, you, or someone you know, bought a "value" system with no AGP slot and Integrated Intel Extreme, right?

The top dogs as far as PCI graphics cards are GF FX5600, Radeon 9100, Radeon 9200 and FX5200. All will perform fairly similar with the first two taking honors by a little. The FX5600 is costly and rare, so finding a R9100 might be the best. More likely you will have to settle for a R9200 or FX5200. None will wow you, but will be far better than Intel Extreme.

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November 26, 2004 3:05:20 AM

Haha, exactly on the "value" system. Got a great deal at Dell and got the Dimension 3000. Thanks for the reply. I will definitely look at the first two. Thanks!
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November 26, 2004 4:13:30 AM

My brother bought a ghetto dell with no agp slot, we bought him the Radeon 9200 and were both suprised with its decent performance for a pci card, I highly recommend it, I highly unrecommend the Geforce 2 mx440 Pci.

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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2004 11:21:55 AM

Don't stress over it if you can't find a R9100. If so great, but the R9200 and FX5200 even aren't far behind. Try to avoid "SE" or 64-bit versions. For instance, a 64MB Radeon 9200 is better than a 128MB 9200se. And a 128-bit FX5200 is better than a 64-bit one, reguardless of how many MB of ram they have.

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November 27, 2004 11:28:06 PM

Is this any good for the price? GeForce FX 5200 Plus (PCI)128mb ram for $29.99 after rebates? What is a DVI-to-VGA Adapter?
November 28, 2004 11:58:29 AM

Good for price lol, its 30 dollars. Thats almost free.

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November 30, 2004 1:07:43 PM

Ok well that plan didn't work. Now I'm choosing between a PNY Verto GeForce FX 5200 PCI 128MB and a XFX GEFORCE FX 5200 256MB PCI. Any recommendations? One negative on the PNY is that it is 2 vga slots instead of 1 vga + 1 dvi like I want. If anybody has any suggestions feel free to reply!
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2004 11:03:41 PM

More important than the amount of RAM(64MB, 128MB, 256MB) is the memory interface. If one of those is a 128-bit and one a 64-bit, get the 128-<b>bit</b> like <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">this 128MB one</A> or <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">this 256MB one</A>

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