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Which card is best to upgrade to?

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November 11, 2007 6:39:54 PM

Hi guys!

I currently have a GeForce 7300GS 512 MB card
, 1GB RAM
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+.

Since I have had problems playing games like Neverwinter Nights 2 (slow playing and delays) and new games like The Witcher and World in Conflict that simply crash after starting very sluggishly (even after updating the drivers) . I intend to add another 1GB RAM , and I also thought about upgrading my graphics card.

Based on my budget and the availability in the store near my house (I live in Israel), I have several options:
A) 7600GS Silent 256MB, HDTV, DVI, AGP
B) 8400GS 256MB GDDR2, HDTV, DVI, PCI-E
C) 8500GT Silent 256MB DDR2 HDTV, DVI, PCI-E
D) 8500GT Silent 512MB DDR2 HDTV, DVI, PCI-E
E) 8600GT Silent 256MB GDDR3, HDTV, 2xDVI, PCI-E

What card would you suggest me to buy, and why?

Thanks in advance, guys!

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November 11, 2007 9:16:30 PM

If you can, save more money and buy an 8800GT. Don't waste your savings on the 8600GT. It's a good card but not designed for serious games. It's more for playing HD video and work.
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November 11, 2007 10:25:22 PM

You do know that if you h ave a AGP motherboard you'll have to uppgrade the motherboard too as you're going to buy PCI-e cards.
But yeah what aevm says if you can afford it. Or if you want to go cheap HD2600XT is cheaper than 8600GT and x1950pro, are available on both AGP and PCI-e and gives a decent performance. If you have a hard time finding it go for either 7600GT AGP(shouldn't be more expensive than 8600GT) or 8600GT PCI-e depending on what interface your motherboard have.
November 12, 2007 8:57:03 AM

Thank you all for the replies!

I will probably wait a bit for the 8800...

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