Graphics cards - fast ones.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jon'sLightBulbs, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2005
    Just bought a 22 inch display running 1680x1050. Upgraded from 15 in.

    Screen now seems to redraw slower. Methinks the graphics card may be the cause. Currently have a nvidia 5200 agp 128mb. Running on p4 2.6 w/ 768mb ram.

    Now considering upgrading graphics card to 7600 to alleviate slowness in redrawing screen.

    Good idea?
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Not exactly regarding apple hardware, but...maybe more ram would help you. The powerbook I am on right now has 64mb vram, and runs my 22" LCD fine.
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    In a world crowded with video cards to choose from, the 5200 is not much to write home about...but I've used even older cards on a 20" screen (1680x1050) with no issues - it may not be the video card's fault, although 5200s with 128MB usually use slow, slow VRAM which may be the culprit. Get a 7600 or X1600.

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