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Graphics upgrade for A8N32-SLi Deluxe

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 10, 2008 12:35:55 PM

Hi, I am looking at upgrading my graphics card from an eVGA 6600LE to a 8600GT or a 2600XT.
Which one would be best suited for the motherboard? Would the 8600 go better with the NVIDIA chipset?
I have a budget of approx. £75. I have been looking at these:

256MB MSI 8600GT, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1400 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 540 MHz, 2x Dual Link DVI-I/HDTV Silent

256MB Sapphire HD2600XT PCI-E(x16) 128Bit 2200MHz GDDR4 GPU 800MHz CrossFire 2xDVI-I/HDTV

Spec is A8N32-SLi Deluxe with an AMD3200+ and 512MB of memory (looking for 2GB at the moment), running XP.
I am going to be playing Quake Wars and watching DVD's.
Thanks in advance.
a c 1410 U Graphics card
January 10, 2008 5:13:21 PM

The only advance of the Nvidia card would be that you could SLI in the future.
January 10, 2008 9:12:31 PM

Thanks rolli59, wasn't sure if keeping the same chipset and video driver vendor would be the better option. Don't think I'll be going SLi, so HD2600 it is then.