Re: Good video card?
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On Sun, 27 May 2007 06:19:12 -0500
Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
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> On 05/27/07 00:58, David Fox wrote:
> > Fortunately, a friend gave me an Nvidia Gforce FX5200, has 128 megs
> > of RAM. This one is decidedly better for the 3D applications (beryl
> > *almost* works). Although it's not state of the art (I was reviewing
> > some of the writeups on current, bleeding edge graphics cards, and
> > basically I was just floored -- those things are practically
> > supercomputers...). Still, a 5200 or something similar might run you
> > close to $50.
> Make that $29 at NewEgg.
> (You don't mention whether this is AGP 2X, 4X or 8X. This *is* AGP,
Yes, this is AGP 4x/8x. And while it doesn't need much in the 3d
department, enough to run googleearth would be nice.
> I also vote nvidia.
> All prices at NewEgg:
> GeForce FX5500 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X card $48
> Geforce FX5500 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X card $51
> For future use, though, I'd buy an OpenGL 2.0 card:
> PNY VCG62256APB GeForce 6200 256MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X $60
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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