Originally Posted by taosaur
I just downloaded the Spore trial, and it no work. The earliest compatible card is 5700. Does anyone know what limitation of the 5200 is causing this problem?
I don't much expect a compatibility solution, I'm just wondering why the line is drawn at the 5700.
The 5200 the budget card, sporting 2 pipelines. The 5700 was the improved 5600, with 4 rendering pipelines. However, it's a more optimized design, so actual performance is way more than 2x over the 5200.