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FX 5700 Upgrade to..? Help

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jgrove, 20 Feb 2006.

  1. jgrove

    Associate

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6

    Hi Folks,

    I dont play games very often but i do use my PC for all my photographic work. I currently have a GeForce FX 5700 256MB card, i would like to upgrade this card (AGP) and have seen some good deals on the ATI 9550 256MB can anyone comment on if this is a suitable budget upgrade all i wont is slighty better game performance. IS there much difference between these 2 cards?

    Many Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mikey1280

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    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    Surely the ATI 9550 256mb would be worse wouldnt it (I stand by to be corrected), a 6600 would give a sizeable performance boost I would imagine.
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    9500 & FX 5700 would be about same speed (9550 a bit slower). not worth changing cards.

    minimum upgrade i would suggest is to a ATI Radeon X700 or Nv 6600.

    Get a 2nd hand 9800 pro / XT if you can.
     
    Last edited: 20 Feb 2006
  4. jgrove

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    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6

    Sorry if i seem thick whats the difference between the 9800 Pro and the 9800 Pro XT?

    Thanks
     
  5. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    9800 pro - - - - - 256-bit DDR; 680 DDR MHz/ 380 MHz core; 8 pipes
    9800 pro 256MB - 256-bit DDR; 700 DDR MHz/ 380 MHz core; 8 pipes
    9800XT - - - - - 256-bit DDR; 730 DDR MHz/ 412MHz MHz core; 8 pipes
    (some later ones came with only 128MB)

    top to bottom (slowest - fastest)
     
  6. jgrove

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    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6


    Many Thanks i am looking through ebay for a 9800 Pro 128MB