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Dun dun dunnnnn!

Now now, don't get TOO jealous over my GREAT graphics cards i have to choose from. [/sarcasm]

It's Nvidia FX5500 vs ATI Radeon 9200 Pro!

Woah! geez!

Anyway.
To play games like Counter-Strike Source, i want to get the best performance possible, annnd, i'm not sure which card i should use. Keeping in mind, i DON'T WANT GOOD VISUALS. I just want good performance. I've tried using the worst graphics possible on CSS with my Nvidia FX5500, but in some maps, i still lag, getting down to 4 fps.

I've installed all the updated/conrrect drivers for it.

I havn't used the ATI 9200 Pro much, because i thought Nvidia would be stronger, seeing as it has a fan..

Now, my question is, What Card should i use to get the better performance out of my games.
NnVidia FX5500, or ATI 9200 pro,


Please don't say "Go buy a new card" Because that's not an option, sorry.
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post #2 of 17
Why cant you sell both and get something slightly better?
post #3 of 17
Since you have both cards in front of you.... why not just benchmark? Find the best card for your games.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Since you have both cards in front of you.... why not just benchmark? Find the best card for your games.
I hate having to keep restarting my comp, changing cards etc etc
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post #5 of 17
Well, that's the best way to figure out which is going to be better..and, you may only have to restart/remove drivers/reinstall card only twice....and that's if the second card you install doesn't win.
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post #6 of 17
Sorry, but I think you could get an Ati Radeon 9250, if you sold both ! Great graphics card in terms of FPS and maxed performance. It didn't have super graphics, but it was so good "enough" that it was my video card up until 3 months ago ! (Oblivion was the first game I tried it couldn't play, but anyway you could still get the OLDblivion mod...)
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post #7 of 17
Anyway, according to this, the 5500 is better... In terms of what I don't know
EDIT : sorry double post
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post #8 of 17
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Hmm, i just went into Rightclick desktop > Properties > Settings

And it says i have a RADEON 9250..

Soo, is this better than both of them like you was saying?

I just tried css, and on the stress test, the Nvidida got better FPS, but playing the game, the Radeon could play it High Graphics without much loss in FPS..
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post #9 of 17
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Double Post-

I'm pretty sure it's my CPU that's lacking, because i can run the graphics fine on High with noone on the screen, but when there is about..10 people on the screen shooting, that's when the FPS drops.

Maybe i need more ram?

Is it possible to get a ram stick?
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post #10 of 17
Could very well be your CPU. HL2 runs very well on ATI cards, but not enough to catch up with an FX5500 - especially one running in DX8 mode.

How much RAM do you have? Any chance you can overclock your CPU past 2.66ghz?
     
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