5600FX vs 7100GS Which one is better.
Hi. I'm putting together a PC which will run XP, P4 3.0ghz, 2gb DDR2 ram.

I have a choice out of my old 5600FX or a 7100GS (which i found in a bin!)

I know the 7100GS is a bargain basment card. But will it run better than an ancient mid entry card like the 5600FX?

The 5600FX is AGP and the 7100 runs through PCie.

Although this PC will be a secondary machine I still want to use it generally, not just for browsing the internet.
So basic gaming and video playback is important.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanx

Tony
Hi. I'm putting together a PC which will run XP, P4 3.0ghz, 2gb DDR2 ram.



I have a choice out of my old 5600FX or a 7100GS (which i found in a bin!)



I know the 7100GS is a bargain basment card. But will it run better than an ancient mid entry card like the 5600FX?



The 5600FX is AGP and the 7100 runs through PCie.



Although this PC will be a secondary machine I still want to use it generally, not just for browsing the internet.

So basic gaming and video playback is important.



Any help would be greatly appreciated



Thanx



Tony

#1
Posted 02/26/2012 01:22 PM   
[quote name='preda_king' date='26 February 2012 - 05:22 AM' timestamp='1330262521' post='1375321']
Hi. I'm putting together a PC which will run XP, P4 3.0ghz, 2gb DDR2 ram.

I have a choice out of my old 5600FX or a 7100GS (which i found in a bin!)

I know the 7100GS is a bargain basment card. But will it run better than an ancient mid entry card like the 5600FX?

The 5600FX is AGP and the 7100 runs through PCie.

Although this PC will be a secondary machine I still want to use it generally, not just for browsing the internet.
So basic gaming and video playback is important.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanx

Tony
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P.s. Been ages... can anyone help me on this? Maybe someone form Nvidia? Thanx.
[quote name='preda_king' date='26 February 2012 - 05:22 AM' timestamp='1330262521' post='1375321']

Hi. I'm putting together a PC which will run XP, P4 3.0ghz, 2gb DDR2 ram.



I have a choice out of my old 5600FX or a 7100GS (which i found in a bin!)



I know the 7100GS is a bargain basment card. But will it run better than an ancient mid entry card like the 5600FX?



The 5600FX is AGP and the 7100 runs through PCie.



Although this PC will be a secondary machine I still want to use it generally, not just for browsing the internet.

So basic gaming and video playback is important.



Any help would be greatly appreciated



Thanx



Tony







P.s. Been ages... can anyone help me on this? Maybe someone form Nvidia? Thanx.

#2
Posted 03/02/2012 03:49 PM   
[quote name='preda_king' date='02 March 2012 - 08:49 AM' timestamp='1330703397' post='1377623']
P.s. Been ages... can anyone help me on this? Maybe someone form Nvidia? Thanx.
[/quote]
Well I have had lots of nvidia cards in my time and they are great, except when they fail :( The question is which is better or which is more up to date. The PCIe card is operating on the newer standard and AGP is older tech. Best to use newer tech IMAO PCIe card and test with various programs that test graphics. I use 3Dmark06 but not sure if that will work 4 you. Maybe aquaMark 3.1.0 will work to find out best performing card but I will bet its the PCIe.
Msmith
[quote name='preda_king' date='02 March 2012 - 08:49 AM' timestamp='1330703397' post='1377623']

P.s. Been ages... can anyone help me on this? Maybe someone form Nvidia? Thanx.



Well I have had lots of nvidia cards in my time and they are great, except when they fail :( The question is which is better or which is more up to date. The PCIe card is operating on the newer standard and AGP is older tech. Best to use newer tech IMAO PCIe card and test with various programs that test graphics. I use 3Dmark06 but not sure if that will work 4 you. Maybe aquaMark 3.1.0 will work to find out best performing card but I will bet its the PCIe.

Msmith

GR Card 1 MSI N450GTS-MD2GD3 link http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N450GTS-MD2GD3.html
CPU: Intel core2Quad Q8200

#3
Posted 04/21/2012 09:24 PM   
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