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toedipper 02-25-09 07:53 AM

Which is the best card of these 2?
 
Hi all,

I have 2 nvidia agp cards.

1 is a Geoforce 5200 with 512mb of ram

1 is a Geoforce 5500 with 256mb of ram

I know the 2nd card is the newer of the 2 but the 1st one has twice as much memory.

Of the 2 which is the best card/should give the best performance?

Cheers,

toe

a12ctic 02-25-09 09:27 AM

Re: Which is the best card of these 2?
 
Second one, they both suck. Don't expect to play games.

bob saget 02-26-09 01:30 AM

Re: Which is the best card of these 2?
 
Half Life 1 and Quake 2 is as far as you will be able to go gaming wise i think.....

CaptNKILL 02-26-09 02:06 AM

Re: Which is the best card of these 2?
 
The 5500 is "faster" but I use that term very loosely. The 5600 was a terrible card 6 years ago and its much faster than the 5500 and 5200.

Don't bother trying to play any games made after 2001.

Either of them should be fine as a general desktop card (for windows XP... probably not Vista) but I don't recommend putting yourself through the pain of using either for 3D gaming.

XMAN52373 03-26-09 12:58 AM

Re: Which is the best card of these 2?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL (Post 1942441)
The 5500 is "faster" but I use that term very loosely. The 5600 was a terrible card 6 years ago and its much faster than the 5500 and 5200.

Don't bother trying to play any games made after 2001.

Either of them should be fine as a general desktop card (for windows XP... probably not Vista) but I don't recommend putting yourself through the pain of using either for 3D gaming.


Having had a Gateway Profile5 PC with an 5500 256MB daughter card(AGP interface, think it was a laptop card used for profile machines aswell), it played quite a few games just fine that were made after 2001. DDO(DnD Online), WOW(Come on, this game will run on a GF4MX for crying out loud), Farcry. I could go on, but you get my point I hope. I wouldn't expect to use monster settings for most games, but it shouldn't have 2 much trouble playing a good number of them.


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