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Silent Warrior
January 15th 06, 08:57 AM
I currently have a TI4200 video card. Would a FX5500 but a noticeable
upgrade?

Larry Roberts
January 15th 06, 09:44 AM
On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 23:57:17 -0800, "Silent Warrior"
> wrote:

>I currently have a TI4200 video card. Would a FX5500 but a noticeable
>upgrade?
>


The Ti4200 is faster. I'd at least get a 6600GT. You'd notice
a nice performance boost. I went from a Ti4400 to a 6600GT, and enjoy
it very much. The FX59xx cards would be a decent upgrade, but doubt it
would be cost effective as a 6600GT is as good, or better.

BigVoice
January 15th 06, 09:51 AM
Agreed and recently I upgraded from a Ti4600 to a 6600GT. There is a
great performance boost.

BigVoice

On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 02:44:53 -0600, Larry Roberts >
wrote:

>On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 23:57:17 -0800, "Silent Warrior"
> wrote:
>
>>I currently have a TI4200 video card. Would a FX5500 but a noticeable
>>upgrade?
>>
>
>
> The Ti4200 is faster. I'd at least get a 6600GT. You'd notice
>a nice performance boost. I went from a Ti4400 to a 6600GT, and enjoy
>it very much. The FX59xx cards would be a decent upgrade, but doubt it
>would be cost effective as a 6600GT is as good, or better.

Bob Knowlden
January 16th 06, 03:26 AM
http://techreport.com/etc/comparo/graphics/

Unfortunately, this doesn't include the 5500.

At a guess, the 4200 and the 5500 would be roughly comparable. It wouldn't
be much of a performance upgrade, but the 5500 would support DirectX 9
features in hardware. (Games that require DX9 might want a faster card,
though. If you're not interested in games, the upgrade might be pointless.)

I agree that a 6600GT would be a significant upgrade. Unfortunately, such
cards are not inexpensive. (www.newegg.com has a couple of AGP 6600GT models
for less than $120US plus approx. $5 shipping, but they both involve
rebates.)


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"Silent Warrior" > wrote in message
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>I currently have a TI4200 video card. Would a FX5500 but a noticeable
>upgrade?
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Jeremy Reaban
January 16th 06, 08:34 AM
"Silent Warrior" > wrote in message
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>I currently have a TI4200 video card. Would a FX5500 but a noticeable
>upgrade?

No. It might even be slower.

I went from a GeForce 3 200 TI to a FX5200 (a 5500 is simply an overclocked
5200) and frankly, it seemed to be worse in terms of performance.

However, apparently it supports more featues of DX9 than earlier models,
like shaders. But the performance stinks.