GeForce FX5500 vs GeForce FX5200

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Rod Davies, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Rod Davies

    Rod Davies Guest

    I presently run the FX5200. Aero works fine. Everything (bar the bloody
    NETWORKING with my wife's XP Pro machine!) works fine. But my FX5200 only
    has 128MB RAM onboard.

    Will upgrading to FX5500 with 256 MB onboard RAM make an appreciable
    difference?

    Both are, by necessity, 'older' style PCI cards...not PCI Express....old
    mother of a motherboard!

    Rgds
     
    Rod Davies, Apr 10, 2007
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  2. Rod Davies

    JW Guest

    Many of the current graphics cards are also available as AGP cards. Vista
    and Vista Aero will run with 128MB graphics cards so I don't se any real
    need for you to upgrade for so little performance gain. Is there a specific
    application you are trying to improve the performance of?
     
    JW, Apr 10, 2007
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  3. Rod Davies

    Rod Davies Guest

    Media Player is a little, at times, 'jumpy'.

    Apart from that, no, not really. But my PC's basics are OLD, hence a PCI
    card in the first instance. Vista will probably be the last ne OS on it, and
    as I may have trouble getting 'new' PCI-anythings in the future, just
    thought I'd get a new card now...

    Rgds n tks for response!
     
    Rod Davies, Apr 10, 2007
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  4. Rod Davies

    dev Guest

    /Rod Davies/ said:
    According to knowledgeable folks whom I have consulted, increasing
    memory will not reap rewards. As you suspect, spending on AGP is not
    cost effective.

    I use exactly the same video here, with the most recent driver that
    supports it, and all is well. There need be no concern for later
    drivers, which do not support the 5200 card. They may incorporate
    features that you don't need, or don't have on the older box, but might
    take advantage of when you buy new at a future date.
     
    dev, Apr 10, 2007
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  5. Rod Davies

    Rod Davies Guest

    tks, appreciate input.

    Rgds

     
    Rod Davies, Apr 10, 2007
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    JW Guest

    Then the 5500 card should help but it does need to have more memory.
     
    JW, Apr 10, 2007
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