Nvidia: need advise: FX 5500 or GF 6200 ?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Thu Dec 28 23:16:04 UTC 2006

R Kimber <rkimber at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> I use the proprietary nvidia driver.

Ah, great, the drivers works fine with this card then, that's what I
wanted to hear ;o)

> What I meant was that I don't use a lot of applications that need 3D
> acceleration.

Neither do I actually (I just play with X-Plane 5 minutes a
month average ! ;-), but when I do use it, I like it to "just work".
Also, my question was about the driver stability in general, not just
when using a 3D app. I mean, I had extremely bad experiences with an
old on-board Geforce2 when used with the proprietary driver, but MOST
of the random system freezes, screen corruption, seg faults etc,
actually happened when I was NOT using any 3D app !
So even if you never actually used 3D apps, your comments about overall
"just work"-ness would still have been very much valued !

So let's say the GF6200 just works fine with the proprietary driver
then, but now what about the FX 5500 (and the relative performance
between the two), anyone ?


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