My xfx geforce 8800 gt alpha dog edition is getting a bit old and slow, and while i love the card, i'm thinking to upgrade it to a geforce 600 series card. I found one locally that i think is a 640 that has 2 gig ddr 5 ram and the clock speed was around 1 gig. it is a much smaller card then my 8800, and will use less power. My question though, will i notice much of a performance boost?
This is actually an older gaming rig that i'm upgrading, i have a core i3 550 @3.2 gig, 8 gigs of gaming ram, etc.
I want to play games like shogun 2 total war at full specs. I'm not much for fps games, but i do play pcsx2 as my playstation 2 doesn't load disks very well anymore, so i find it easier to just pop the disk in the computer and play.
I haven't touched the amd cards since my old radien 9600 promised me a free copy of half life 2 and then said that because the game was delayed, they were cancelling the deal. Lol, they gambled and won, but it annoyed me so i switched over to geforce and i've been happy. So anything good within the price range would be great and helpful.
Just please let me know if i'll see much of performance boost. The card i have is getting old and i like to have a replacement just incase it goes out on me, and i've had my awesome alpha dog for at least 5 years now. If you can suggest a better card as well within the 100-130 price range that might be better, i'll be happy for the advice.
Btw, the geforce 640 does come with the 2 gig ddr 5 ram, it's an OEM version that's a bit rare but i'm currently visiting the philippines and have access to it.
thank you for the answers and for the comparison page, i was honestly looking for something like that
So, just a quick side question, should i maybe just get another fan for my 8800gt and overclock it? I've heard for years that they're great for OC and that you can get an impressive amount of power out of them. It's the G92 processor type card.