I'm new here. I want to buy a new graphics card for playing games at 1024*768, no new games just those were realeased 2007, budget is around 80$. Mainly GIGABYTE, ASUS, MSI brands are available in my country. please give me some advice.
intel pentiun E2160 ( not overclocked bcoz of mobo)
1GB 667 ram
400 W power supply
8600GT is around 110$,for 80$ i say go for ati 2600pro. I think for 80$ thats the best Also wait for a month before buying unless u find it affordable coz the rates would be inflated untill mid jan.Hope that helped hf
yeah, HD2600XT or 8600GT is about the best you can hope to do for $80 and that will be after a rebate. A step down would be the 7600GT, X1650GT, and 2600 pro ...all about $80ish without rebate and a bit less AR. X1950GT's can be found for under $100 AR.
You just could not believe price of those cards in my country.
8600gt--- 165 $
now you can just imagine the price of 8600gts & 1950pro.
all are DDR2
yeah DDR2 and DDR3 have a really big difference in performance but Im not sure if an extra gig will compensate.
And also big difference in price!
I mean, if I add another gig will it be improve my whole peformance? I'm confused about that bcoz of my only 1.8Ghz processor and 1MB L2. Does dual channel DDR have any difference from single channel?
all are DDR2
Ouch, that's aweful. Rule out the X1600 pro as it's slower than the 7600GS and costs more. A 7600GS is about like a X1650 pro GDDR3. An X1600 pro is about liek a 6600GT. I'd think the 7600GS would usually beat the 8500GT, although not by much overall. Anyway, of those cards, the 7600GS, but don't expect too much.