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 PostPost subject: NVIDIA GeForce        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:51 am 
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What is the difference with the different builds of the GeForce. As like you get the 5200 and 5400 etc. I'd to know if it is worth upgrading to the newer ones.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:07 am 
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Basically each build number does have different features but they are similar. Most of the time the one with the higher number is clocked higher. Is it really worth to upgrade? If you Require it with the stuff you do then yes upgrade, or if you have had the old card for a long time. If you just bought the 5200, then dont worry about buying the new one.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:23 pm 
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like Marco said, same features generally but often different clock speeds and memory.

I wouldn't recommend upgrading from a 5200 to a 5400, as i don't think it would really be worth it


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:43 am 
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Is it possible for any of the 5 series cards to be "better" than one from the 6 series? I've seen a 6 series card priced lower than a 5900


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:54 am 
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Yes, of course, if you compare a low-end 6 series like the 6200 to a high-end 5 series like the 5900, for example.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:24 pm 
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Well, the higher the number, the better the GPU. However, some models have different configurations and may have more or less texture memory. I would guess that 5xxx series card had more texture RAM than the 6xxx card, hence the higher price point.

I, personally, would go for the higher numbered card because the GPU probably supports more features. Its up to you to decide what amount of texture RAM you need. I find that anything 128MB or above is fine, though 256MB may be more future proof. 512MB is just a tad too overpriced to be really feasible at this time.


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