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Evga 5500 Fx Video Card

Reviewing: Evga Agp8x 5500fx  |  Rating:
grendul By grendul on
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Recently I had to get a quick and cheap fix for one of my computers, an older AGP main board. So off to pricewatch I went to search through the hundreds of video cards that fit what I needed. I came across this card and it seemed to fit the bill. It was an easy install only took a few minutes and a screw driver. It doesn't need a seperate power supply hookup, just snap it into the AGP slot and go on with it.

After that it was a simple matter of letting it boot up and detect new hardware and then just had to install the Nvidia drivers. Everything worked perfectly. It's blazing fast on Videos even at full resolution and it handles HD very well. For games it can be a little slower on newer games as it seems to bottle neck on it's own memory when rendering.

Now for the recent downside and one unknown downside that I forgot to research. The recent downside is NVidia has recently stopped doing driver updates for this card so you will never be able to upgrade the drivers any longer. The other major downside is if you install Vista at any point while using this card you pretty much have no driver support since June of 07.

Pro's: Fast, Reliable, Awesome Video

Con's Slow on Newer Games, Driver Support for XP ended in December 08, Driver Support for Vista ended in June of 07