Have a " BFG GEFORCE FX 5500 ",,which i thought was fried and has been lying around.
Turns out its fine now ??
Got a new pc last week, and picked up a "POWER COLOUR X700 SE ", to go with it,,,mainly cos the pc has only 3 pci slots and 1 pci-e slot,, so got the x700 as it was pci-e.
Now,,,not sure,, but i dont think the x700 is as good as the fx5500 !!!! why ???
Well ,, i am not a gamer,, (but am being slowly converted ),,,
but i do watch a lot of live tv, via sky box> tv card,, watch a lot of dvd and streaming video,, and do a bit of video editing.
As the new pc is twice as fast as my old one was, with twice the memory etc,,, i just dont think the picture quality is as good as the fx5500,,,,, but this is a feeling more than concrete evidence.
Just wondered if anyone can give me an idea what card would have been better,, bearing in mind the fx5500 is an agp card.
Am prepared to take back the x700, if there is a card suited to my needs,, for maybe an extra £50,, on top of the £60 i paid for the x700.
In other words,, am prepared to pay around about £100 ish for a decent card.
Am a bit dumbfounded by the wide variety of cards out there,, but the only slot i can fill now, is the pci- e slot,, so that restricts me abit i think.
Would appreciate any advice