i just got a dell dimension e310 and was wondering if a nvidia fx 5500 card is a good card to put in it.
No, the 5500 is not very fast pretty obsolete now. Go with atleast a 6600 or better. You're just throwing away your money with the 5500.
Hell yes! Ask me all about it man. I used a 5500 for one year and it was the most painful year of my life. Do not buy an FX series cards. It would be better for you to buy a 6 series card. A 6600 would be just fine. But if for some reason you do not want to buy a 6 series card, then I would recommened a GeForce 4Ti. Take my word for it, 5500 is worthless.
ehhh, I don't know about the GeForce 4Ti, but definatley don't go with the FX series, any of them.
GeFroce 4Ti performs better tham most FX series cards, although the maximum RAM on those cards is only 128MB. FX series cards have 256MB RAM, but they are highly inferior and most of them to do not have 100% DirectX 9 compatibility. They are supposed to, but they don't. And also the Pixel Shader performence is quite bad. Just play Thief 3 or Deus Ex 2 on 5500 and you'll know what I am talking about it.
I don't know, my 5200 served me well for a very long time, it just got too old. But the 5600, and 5800 (and all of its variants) were just throwing your money into a pit. As I can recall, back then if you wanted speed, you got an ATI 9700, and later a 9800.
AGP or PCI-e???
The FX series are bad i agree. But if you want great bang for your buck, go for a 6600 series card.
Or a 9800 or x700 (Wouldn't reccomend either to be honest, but they are in around the same range as a 6600, but are no-where as good)
marvinmatthewI don't know, my 5200 served me well for a very long time, it just got too old. But the 5600, and 5800 (and all of its variants) were just throwing your money into a pit. As I can recall, back then if you wanted speed, you got an ATI 9700, and later a 9800.
Yep. I used a 5200 and that card definitely works better than 5500. I suppose the only good cards in the FX series are 5200, 5700Ultra, and 5900. Although I havent used 5700 and 5900, I was told they were pretty good. You are quite right about the variants of 5500, 5600, 5800 are just trash. That way, a 5200 is much better.
jeez thanks for telling me about it before i was going to go out and get it. so a geforce 6200 or 6600 would be good
yeah, if you've got the money get the 6600GT, I would seriously recomend it over the 6200. It's a good value.