Best "PCI" Video Card?
Im upgrading my dell optiplex 520, and was wondering what the best pci card is for it, yes i know its old, and out dated, but I only need it for minor things, and A little minecraft on the side, so whats the best?
pretty much the Zotac GT520 if you can find one.
esmoore81 said:Im upgrading my dell optiplex 520, and was wondering what the best pci card is for it, yes i know its old, and out dated, but I only need it for minor things, and A little minecraft on the side, so whats the best?
Or you can get PCIE X1 look at your motherboard below PCI slots (if you have Mini Tower)
If this is correct - Zotac ZT-60607-10L GeForce GT 610 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500299 seems to be better choice.
From Optiplex GX520 manualQuote:Bus type
SATA 1.0a and 2.0
PCI Express 1.0a
PCI: 33 MHz
SATA: 1.5 Gbps and 3.0 Gbps
USB: 480 Mbps
PCI Express x1: 5 Gbps I don't think it is correct but still faster than PCI
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx520_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf PAGE 106
Anything else I can help you with?
The Zotac GT 610 is pretty good for old PCs. I've got a 2004 Packard Bell, and the GT 610 has really given a dramatic speed boost in various games - especially Minecraft. It now runs at minimum 50 frames per second (fps), although I did have to get Optifine (http://www.vgchartz.com/article/1001495/optifine-for-174-172-164-162-152-minecraft-mods-and-downloads/).
It connects with PCI (no extra cables needed) and has a HDMI, a VGA and a DVI out port, but VGA is most common for most displays. 512MB of ddr3 RAM is plenty for most games.
I bought it from amazon.co.uk for £42 (or $60 from amazon.com) and it came with a manual, a driver and software disc and a warranty. But I bet you could find it cheaper from eBay.