I play COD WAW alot and I want upgrade my Graphics card. But not sure on which one I should get. I have an Dell Inspiron 530 with Quad Core Q6600 processor, 3G of memory, and a 750Watt PSU. I currently have the ATI Radeon HD3650 256MB card. Now I want to stay under a $100 if at all possible. Any suggestions?
based on that article the 4850 for just under $100. if you want dx11, which neither of the cod games utilize, then you would need a 5xxx series card.
i played cod waw with an 8800gt 512mb and it was good, but would dip into the 40fps range. the 4850 should handle it easily. i can't comment on mw2 performance, but they aren't worlds apart graphically.
I have owned the same 4850 MayDay recommended (sapphire) for about 2 years now. Plays every game out currently on max settings at 1680x1050 with AA. Crysis with no AA on high. for reference; cpu is a 3.4ghz C2D.
Great card for $100.
I too have an Inspiron 530 and I recently got a Radeon 5770, It will handle those games perfectly, although the price is a little bit steep, it's a great buy for what you get! It can play Crysis MAXED out no problems at all!
good luck with ATI drivers, I got a 4750 some time ago and had a heck of a time with driver/game compatability, got a GTX260+ and no problems, but trying to run a good card with that PSU is not a good idea, even with a 460 watt, I am assuming it is not a brand name unit, you have no safety margin