View Full Version : FX5200 or 5600?

12-14-03, 10:58 AM
Hi, Would it be better to get an FX5200 with 128-bit memory interface, or FX5600 with 64-bit memory interface?

12-14-03, 11:51 AM
How about a 5700 with 128bit memory bus instead? :D :p

Seriously though, I wouldn't touch anything with a 64bit memory bus, those cards are just too crippled to do any decent gaming.

12-14-03, 06:29 PM
NEVER buy a video card with 64bit memory. Hell even the old Rage128 video cards has 128bit memory! I don't know why they are making 64bit cards now and it's shameful for them to label a 64bit card as a FX5600 when it performs NOTHING like a real FX5600. How much can you afford to spend a video card, it'll help us better recommend a card for you.

If you can afford $200us, the FX5900NU is a great buy. If you can only afford about $130, then make it a FX5600 Ultra, this should be your bare minimum if you wanna game.