just about to buy new computor it comes with 256mb nvidia geforce fx 5200 ultra gamer in my old system it has creative 3d blaster geforce 3 ti500 i play games and like to do video edit any help welcome
I agree with both the above. Go for the FX5600 ultra (128mb version would be fine) and 1 gig of DDR Ram> I have this combination in my 3 mth old PC and it makes games look great and I am also into photo editing with fairly large photo files which are memory hungry.
The 256mb of memory on the 5200 is pointless. The card only has a tiny bandwidth compared to other cards such as the 5600, so in effect, there is practically no difference between the 128mb and 256mb versions of the 5200. The only reason they do this is that people see the 256mb and instantly think that it's going to be really fast - but it's not!
ati? i have a 9700pro which is brilliant. also, i'm no expert, but for gamers some of the big development houses are teaming with ati. half life2 has basically slagged of nvidia and promoted ati. in fact some new ati cards will be shipped with half life 2 when it's released.