Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-01-04, 12:57 PM   #1
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

So I went to Best Buy today and picked up a 5500 as a stop-gap replacement for my dieing GeForce 3 Ti200 until I can afford a 6800 (soon hopefully)...now from what I am reading, the 5500 is actually slower then that Ti200 in 3Dmark01? Wtf? I score a 5000 in '01 with my Ti200, and I hear talk about people scoring that with their 5500's...is this right?!

If so, I am taking it back....I see no reason to replace my Ti200 with a card that is actually slower. I looked at all the stats on the two cards, and it seemed like the 5500 could definatley move more vertices per clock cycle. I didn't want to spend more then about 100 bucks, considering I am just replacing this one with a 6800 in less then a month...but it seems I may have to.

(btw, this is the BFG 5500 OC, so it already comes out of the box overclocked).
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 01:06 PM   #2
Lfctony
Registered User
 
Lfctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Posts: 4,152
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

Its a card running 270/400, so it should be faster than your Ti200, IF its a 128Bit. The 64Bit version is simply too slow. In 3DM01, 5000 marks are achievable with a 64Bit 5200, a 128Bit 5500 should score at least 8000.
__________________
Fafnir: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600@3.2Ghz|eVGA 780i SLI|PNY GTX480 |Kingston DDR667 4096MB|WD Black Caviar 500GB|Seagate SATA 250GB|Seagate SATA 200GB| Seagate SATA 160GB|OptiArc AD-7173S DVDRW|Nec 3351 DVDRW|Creative X-FI XM|LG Flatron W2261V|Logitech X-530|Thermaltake Armor|Amptac 850W SLI PSU|Logitech G9 Mouse|Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU Cooler|Windows 7/FW 257.21

PS2 - Wii - Xbox - Xbox360 - PSP - GC - PS3 Owner

Boycott Starforce...

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Lfctony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 01:14 PM   #3
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lfctony
Its a card running 270/400, so it should be faster than your Ti200, IF its a 128Bit. The 64Bit version is simply too slow. In 3DM01, 5000 marks are achievable with a 64Bit 5200, a 128Bit 5500 should score at least 8000.
I think I may just take it back and exchange it for the nearly twice as fast ATI Radeon 9600SE, for an extra 30 bucks....I know I know, it's not an NVIDIA card...but this is only temporary.
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 01:19 PM   #4
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

Nevermind, the 9600SE is only 64-bits wide...blah, what a rip...is there any way to tell if my 5500 OC is 128-bits wide or 64-bits wide, without opening the box and installing it? Their website doesn't say (nor does the box), which leads me to beleive it might be 64...
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 02:01 PM   #5
CaptNKILL
CUBE
 
CaptNKILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 18,844
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

5500 OC? Is it a BFG? If so, I cant imagine it being anything but a 128Bit. Usually the OC cards are higher quality than most. Im not saying its guaranteed to be 128bit, but its likely... ill look around for some more info.
__________________
---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 250Gb SATA - Athenatech A100BB.350 MicroATX Desktop - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
CaptNKILL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 02:06 PM   #6
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptNKILL
5500 OC? Is it a BFG? If so, I cant imagine it being anything but a 128Bit. Usually the OC cards are higher quality than most. Im not saying its guaranteed to be 128bit, but its likely... ill look around for some more info.
Yes'sir, it is a BFG. I have heard nothing but good things about them, and being an American company makes me happy (sorry, gotta support my domestic economy)...so I grabbed one. From what I hear, BFG isn't the type of company to skimp out and screw me on the BUS, so I am gonna guess it is 128-bit's. To make sure, I e-mailed their support and asked
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 02:11 PM   #7
Lfctony
Registered User
 
Lfctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Posts: 4,152
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

http://www.bfgtech.com/5500OC.html

According to this pic, if its the actual card, its 64bit. That's because the ram chips are split on the 2 sides of the card, they don't occupy all positions on both sides. Again, can't really tell without solid data.
__________________
Fafnir: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600@3.2Ghz|eVGA 780i SLI|PNY GTX480 |Kingston DDR667 4096MB|WD Black Caviar 500GB|Seagate SATA 250GB|Seagate SATA 200GB| Seagate SATA 160GB|OptiArc AD-7173S DVDRW|Nec 3351 DVDRW|Creative X-FI XM|LG Flatron W2261V|Logitech X-530|Thermaltake Armor|Amptac 850W SLI PSU|Logitech G9 Mouse|Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU Cooler|Windows 7/FW 257.21

PS2 - Wii - Xbox - Xbox360 - PSP - GC - PS3 Owner

Boycott Starforce...

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Lfctony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 02:14 PM   #8
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

*sighs* That's not what I wanted to hear....

I guess then, that the 256MB one, which does have memory on all sides of the GPU, is 128-bit?
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 10-01-04, 02:31 PM   #9
Lfctony
Registered User
 
Lfctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Posts: 4,152
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

That would be the idea, yes. But I will look into it further.
__________________
Fafnir: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600@3.2Ghz|eVGA 780i SLI|PNY GTX480 |Kingston DDR667 4096MB|WD Black Caviar 500GB|Seagate SATA 250GB|Seagate SATA 200GB| Seagate SATA 160GB|OptiArc AD-7173S DVDRW|Nec 3351 DVDRW|Creative X-FI XM|LG Flatron W2261V|Logitech X-530|Thermaltake Armor|Amptac 850W SLI PSU|Logitech G9 Mouse|Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU Cooler|Windows 7/FW 257.21

PS2 - Wii - Xbox - Xbox360 - PSP - GC - PS3 Owner

Boycott Starforce...

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Lfctony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 02:35 PM   #10
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

That would be crappy...but thank you both for looking for me...I am not even sure where to start looking, other then e-mailing BFG, which I did...no response from the source yet...
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 03:02 PM   #11
ragejg
nV News Alumni
 
ragejg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Finger Lakes of Hell, NY
Posts: 5,399
Send a message via AIM to ragejg
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

nv34's are only faster than nv20's when the nv34 is equipped with high clocked bga ram, and the nv20 is running @ stock ti200 speeds...

OC a GF3 to ~240/525 and any nv34 has a very hard time catching up... it's more 5600/ti4200 @ stock speeds territory...
__________________

2010-2011 Reviews: GTX 570 | GTX 580 | GTS 450 | GTX 460 | GTX 465
Pre-2010 Reviews: 6600 GT | XMS 4400 DDR | SilenX Cooler | 6800 | 5900 XT | Personal Cinema | 5900 NU


______________________________________________
Phenom II x6 1090t @ 4.0 ghz | Asus M498TD-EVO Am3 SLI nForce 980a | 2x EVGA GTX 560 SLI | 2x4gb DDR3-1333 | Antec EarthWatts EA650 PSU | 60gb Mushkin Calisto Enhanced Sandforce SSD | 2x WD2500KS RAID 0 | Sunbeam Tuniq 3 case | 24" Asus 19x10 LED LCD | 26" Panasonic 720p TV | Sidewinder X5 mouse | Logitech MX5500 & Revolution mouse | Altec Lansing 5.1 THX-Certified audio | Win 7 Ultimate | desk | couch


ragejg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-04, 03:08 PM   #12
Kerion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 53
Default Re: FX5500 faster then a Geforce 3 Ti200?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ragejg
nv34's are only faster than nv20's when the nv34 is equipped with high clocked bga ram, and the nv20 is running @ stock ti200 speeds...

OC a GF3 to ~240/525 and any nv34 has a very hard time catching up... it's more 5600/ti4200 @ stock speeds territory...
Unfortunatley, I am replacing my Ti200 because the memory heat spreaders are falling off...so I don't think OC'ing it is a very good idea right now :P
Kerion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL drivers DSC NVIDIA Windows Graphics Drivers 5 05-29-12 10:12 PM
Enhance Max Payne 3, Diablo III with GeForce R300 Drivers News Archived News Items 0 05-22-12 06:30 PM
New GPU from Nvidia Announced Today, the GeForce GTX 670 News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 01:50 PM
Gainward Unleashes the Sexy GeForce GTX 670 Phantom Graphics Card, Also launches the News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 09:28 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.