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    I built a system for a friend and I used a GeForce FX 5600 video card in it becuase I got it for $50(US) thinking it was going to be powerfull enough to handle todays games at lower resolutions, and I needed to cut corners to keep the systems price in the friends price range. The system specs are as follows:

    P4 2.6C GHZ CPU
    Intel 865PERLL 865PE Chipset motherboard
    Asylum GeForce FX 256mb video card
    Crucial 512 mb 3200 system ram (256X2 Dual channel)
    Maxtor 120GB harddrive (8MB Buffer)

    I was floored to see that the system only got a score of 2600 and some odd points in 3Dmark03 and 9388 points in 3Dmark 2001. My old Compaq system with a AMD2100+ CPU in it and Geforce 4 Ti 4200 video card in it did about the same if I remember right.


    I knew the GeForce FX 5600 sucked really bad but I didn't think it was that bad.

    Is that all I should get for scores considering the CPU is pretty fast and I have Dual channel Ram in the system? Is that video card that big of a bottleneck? Or is there something I can do about it, short of spending more money on a video card??

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    Yep, it sucks that bad :)

    Sorry mate, a 5600 is only equal to about a 4200, and actually, the 4200 outeprforms it, especially overclocked. Return it, have your friend sell some crack and get him at least a 5700 if you must have nvidia, or 9600 pro or xt with ati.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatguy3
    Yep, it sucks that bad :)

    Sorry mate, a 5600 is only equal to about a 4200, and actually, the 4200 outeprforms it, especially overclocked. Return it, have your friend sell some crack and get him at least a 5700 if you must have nvidia, or 9600 pro or xt with ati.
    I can't get good marks with that card but so far the big games seem to run smoothly at 1024X768 on the system. I guess thats all I was shooting for in the first place and good stabability, so the cards will be a keeper. I'm beginning to wonder how far I can trust 3D mark scores anyway.

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    3dmark scores aren't for real world use, so try game benches like quake, codecreature etc. :cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    3dmark scores aren't for real world use
    Sure they are, my score means my system is faster in the real world than yours :D.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    Well it's only $50, consider yourself lucky. When those cards came out it was not uncomon for a guy to sell his ti4200 or 4400 for peanuts and get soaked for $300cdn for one.(lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Sure they are, my score means my system is faster in the real world than yours :D.
    That is ironicly true. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus7001
    Well it's only , consider yourself lucky. When those cards came out it was not uncomon for a guy to sell his ti4200 or 4400 for peanuts and get soaked for 0cdn for one.(lol)
    Yeah, but the FX5600's are running between $100-$120US new now, you can't get much more than $70-$80 for a used one :(

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