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Old 11-04-05, 12:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: PCI slot solution

The PCI GeForce 6200, as suggested by ricercar, would seem to be the best PCI solution.

Originally Posted by Baracade980
Wow. Thanks.

Now, does anyone have HELPFUL information?
saturnotaku DID give you HELPFUL information. First off, a PCI slot graphic card solution is much slower than an a AGP & PCI-E slot graphic card solution, so all PCI cards will be pretty slow for games that were released from now to 2 years ago.

Second, since all PCI cards are pretty slow, 256 MB on a such a slow card WILL NOT BENEFIT IT at all. The only reason why you would want more memory on a graphic card is if you are planning play a graphic intensive game (like Far Cry, F.E.A.R., Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Quake IV, etc.) at settings like 1600x1200 with 4xAA/16xAF. On these slow PCI cards at those settings, having 256MB over 128MB would be like 1 vs. 1.5 FPS.

Just keep in mind that more memory is NOT always better. If that was the case, would a GeForce 6600 512 MB be faster/better than a GeForce 7800 GTX 256 MB?
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