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is this a good graphics card?


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sithpigeon

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I think that I should upgrade my graphics card and was wondering if this is a good card to buy? Will I get good game performance out of it compared to my old one? Here is the link.
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FX5200 is really old card by today's standards.
Performance wise they're about as good as each other. I'd argue it isn't even worth the effort for what will be very little gain.

Just out of interest, why do you think you need to upgrade the graphics card?
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I'm getting more into gaming and would like to be able to play some better games. I don't have money though so I can't spend a lot on cards.
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I'm not trying to be facetious here, but someone would probably GIVE you a better used card so long as you paid the shipping.

In all honesty, you should save up some extra money for the next few months (30-40 dollars) and get a better card. Those cards you mentioned will simply not be able to handle many, if any at all, games that have been released since 2003/04.

This is just a card I found with a quick 30 second search. The specs are decent t though I'm not sure of the quality of the card.

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2234
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The only thing with the 1650 card is it will wipe the floor with the OP's hardware as it stands. If the rest of the system is as old as his Geforce 2, putting the 1650 in will be like putting a Ferrari engine into a Mini.
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