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Video card PCI w/ DVI (single or dual)

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I'm looking for a video card that can be run under the NVidia video driver (since I already have a 7900GT), that is PCI, as well as has DVI output (either single or dual DVI).

 

That's right, standard PCI card, NOT a PCI Express :unsure:

 

Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra

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I couldn't find any FX5500s that were PCI... although I did find a GeForce 6200 that is PCI, even is a whopping 256mb!!!! w000t

 

reference: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=AA71744

 

Anyone see why this card wouldn't work?

 

Any other cards that would be better/cheaper? I plan to use this as a 3rd monitor and don't care much about graphic quality (image needs to be nice though).

 

I know nothing about PCI video cards..

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The FX5500 will perform better, but the 6200 has a better featureset. If you are not concerned with performance, the 6200 is a good bet.

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i don't know, it might be a toss up when it comes to DX9 programs as to which would outrun which *shrugz*

 

you have a pci 7900gt?

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The 7900GT is pci-express x16, I'm adding a 3rd monitor, and I need something to work with the 3rd one.

 

Both cards allow me to use same driver that I have right now. All of the reading I see is saying the 6200 card (AGP version) is better than the FX 5500. Here's one spot: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?ca...8&card2=198

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I own both a 6200 and a 5200. The 5200 actually runs faster, because the two have similar clock speeds but the 6200 has more advanced (?) shader support (but doesn't run them very quickly).

 

The *200's are usually budget cards, the 5500 would probably run better unless you need the shader support of the 6 series.

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Due to the lack of FX5500s right now, I ended up just going with that 6200. Everything I've read shows the 6200 performs better, despite what people have stated in here.

 

Here are a couple reference threads about 5500 vs 6200:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1063052

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=13110

http://forums.filefront.com/cod2-problems-...users-help.html

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The FX5500 has it's own dedicated memory, whereas, as far as I know, the 6200 relies on a small amount of its own memory, and system memory.

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