Should I Change It MSI FX5600 256MB?


Nov 28, 2003
I just bought an MSI FX5600 256MB card and having now searched about on the net realise that this maybe wasn't such a great choice. I paid NT$5600 in Taiwan 'bout US$160 at the current exchange rate, and this seems very high compared to what I could get it for online. Anyway, I can exchange the card for something of similar cost or higher at the store within 7 days. Does anyone have anything positive to say about this card? Anyone have any suggestions for a better card at about the same or slightly higher cost? I'm using it for games - flight simulators/americas army/Operation Flashpoint etc. My present MB only supports 4X AGP, but I'm upgrading very soon. While the card seems to perform OK even at 4X, will I see a dramatic increase at 8X AGP? Are ATI cards at a similar cost dramatically better? Any help apreciated, I've 3 days left to make a decision!

Sorry...reposting this in the current GC forum...didn't notice the archive tag..
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by supersteve54 on 11/28/03 07:48 AM.</EM></FONT></P>


Feb 7, 2003
You will not see a difference between AGP 4x and AGP 8x. For a little more money, around $185 you can get a Radeon 9600 Pro or 9600 XT. This card performs better than the FX 5600.