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pilcrow
05-19-06, 03:13 PM
I have a machine with no AGP port. I want to put in an nVidia card with as much oomph as possible into one of the PCI slots. I use the machine primarily to play City of Heroes.

My local CompUSA has two 256 PCI cards with nVidia chipsets, both by BFG. One is a geforce 6200 the other is an FX.

Should I get one of these two cards, or is there a better one I could get from some online store (maybe a 512)? If not which one is better, or are they about the same?

SLippe
05-19-06, 03:27 PM
Out of those two, get the 6200. Stay away from the FX series it at all possible. Yeah, check around online too.

keith33
05-19-06, 03:51 PM
Out of those two, get the 6200. Stay away from the FX series it at all possible. Yeah, check around online too.

QFT

pilcrow
05-19-06, 04:11 PM
Out of those two, get the 6200. Stay away from the FX series it at all possible. Yeah, check around online too.

Looked online and found

PNY Verto GeForce 6600 - graphics adapter - GF 6600 - 256 MB
Graphics adapter - GF 6600 - PCI Express x16 - 256 MB - DVI - HDTV out
MFG#: VCG66256XPB
$100

Jaton Geforce 6600
Graphics adapter, 256 MB DDR, PCI
MFG#: VIDEO-PX6600-256
$140

PNY GeForce 7600 GS
Graphics adapter, 256 MB DDR2, PCI Express
MFG#: VCG7600SXPB
$165

EVGA e-GeForce 7600 GT CO
Graphics Adapter, 256 MB, PCI Express x16
MFG#: 256-P2-N553-AX
$200

PNY GeForce 7600 GT
Graphics Adapter, 256MB GDDR3, PCIE
M8FG#: VCG7600GXPB
$200

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Jaton NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT
Graphics Adapter, 256 MB GDDR3, PCI Express x16
MFG#: VIDEO-PX7900GT-256
$360

PNY GeForce 6800 GT
Graphics Adapter, 256MB DDR3, PCIe
MFG#: VCG6800GXPB
$360

The stuff above the line I can swing, easy. The stuff below the line I can do in a pinch, but only if I'm gonna be REAL happy with the improvement in performance.

So, of those, how do I determine the best option?

Thanks again.

SH64
05-19-06, 05:27 PM
Some of the ones you mentioned above are PCI-Express .. does your mobo have PCI or PCI-E slot ?? theres a difference.
between the 2 you mentioned however , the 6200 is better.

pilcrow
05-19-06, 05:55 PM
Some of the ones you mentioned above are PCI-Express .. does your mobo have PCI or PCI-E slot ?? theres a difference.
between the 2 you mentioned however , the 6200 is better.

I have two PCIe slots and one PCI slot.

And I suppose for me it boils down to these three:

PNY GeForce 7600 GT
Graphics Adapter, 256MB GDDR3, PCIE
$200

Jaton NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT
Graphics Adapter, 256 MB GDDR3, PCI Express x16
$360

PNY GeForce 6800 GT
Graphics Adapter, 256MB DDR3, PCIe
$360

If I bite the bullet and shell out $360, am I going to want the 7900 GT or the 6800 GT?

And will I notice much of a difference vs. the 7600 GT? Is it worth doubling the price to upgrade from the 7600 GT?

SH64
05-19-06, 06:45 PM
The "high-end" 7900GT would be the best choice among all of the ones you stated (if you can afford it) .. & yes it should offer a nice performance increase over the mid-range 7600GT.