I'm currently using an older ATI 9600xt (PowerColor) video card. After doing a little reading, I'm thinking something along the lines of an ATI HD 2600xt would be a suitable upgrade. The problem comes with what I'm able to use in my particular motherboard. The PCI-E slot on this board isn't an x16, and there's a limited number of cards listed as compatible on the manufacturer's website (http://www.asrock.com/mb/vga.asp?Model=775Dual-VSTA&s=775). The only ATI HD 2600xt card listed, is the Gigabyte GV-RX26T256HP-B, which I can't seem to find. It's listed on Gigabyte's website (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2590), but not with any online stores that I can find (based in the US, anyway).
I suppose I could go with an AGP version, but it's not something I could continue using once I do get a new motherboard (which I'm not keen on doing right now due to my older DDR1 RAM). Most of the AGP cards seem more expensive than their PCI-E counterparts as well.
Anyone know of an online store that carries the Gigabyte GV-RX26T256HP-B? Or some other compatible video card with similar price/performance?
If I remember the site correctly, the VGA compatibility list is a bit screwy. I think what they mean is most cards will work, but if you buy an ATI HD 2600XT, you need to buy the Gigabyte one they list.
Edit: Yeah. I just checked the VGA compatibility list for my ASRock 939Dual-SATAII. It still lists just 5 ATI X300s, but obviously, I've been running just fine with my Geforce 8800GTS-640 (and my 7800GS before that)