I want to get a cheap graphics card to play call of duty 4 or Modern Warfare 2. I have a core 2 duo 2.93, 4gb ram, vista 64. I am looking at an xfx ati 4550. I know it's not a great card, but I only need to run it at 1024 x 768 on a 15" monitor. I really don't need 60fps or max graphics. Has anyone tried either of these games on this card?
The lowest I would recommend would be the Radeon HD 4650 but I would highly recommend the Radeon HD 4670 or higher. There's nothing more frustrating than spending 50$ just to get a card that either can't run the game or lags just when you need it the most (deaths due to lag). Pay a few bucks more and get better/consistent performance results.