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A tricky one to answer...

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...as comparisons for the old PCI range of graphics cards are few and far between now, however...

As a rough guide, the closest AGP versions to those two cards are AGP nV5600 and ATi9200 which are benchmarked and compared on Tom's Hardware :


The nV5600 is about equal with the Ati9600, which scores both much faster in 3D gaming than the much lower end 9250.

However the 9250 in the link you provided does apear have a DVI connector (if you need one), but as far as I could find the nVidia 5500's are the fastest PCI graphics cards remaining on the market.

Good luck,


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for what purpose?

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my purpose...

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was to replace the integrated graphics with a dedicated video card. i was looking at the reviews of the 6200 card and I realized I have alot of avi videos that I won't be able to watch, so the FX5500 is looking good right now, though the price makes it hard to choose.

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First-Hand Experience

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One of my college roommates has a 5500 in his Dell. It can pretty much do whatever he wants it for. He games a lot, stuff like Fable, Star Wars: Empire at War, BF2, the good stuff. Anyways, it could look prettier, but it runs stuff. If you're going to get a PCI graphics card, I'd go with the FX5500.

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