i want to give me old pc another life line, to play some games from 2006-2007. i am think of getting the 3850HD (512mb) , 8800gt (512mb) or the new 4850 HD (512mb) . i know it would be a bottleneck, but would i see a big improve from my current card (6600GT)
bf2: all High with 4AA and 16AA @ 1280*1024 = 5-12 frames
bf2142: all High no aa/af a @ 1280*1024 = 18-25 frames
call of duty 4: 640*480 highest possible setting (no aa/af) 15-25 frames
GRID: 800*600 med setting (no aa/af) 20-30 frames
UT3 : 640*480 high-med setting (no aa/af) 30-40 frames
4850HD = £120,
8800gt = £90,
3850 HD = £65
would a new card like the ones above increase my performance say playing these game at 1280*1024 med-high setting 25-30 frames.
with any of those cardz the bottleneck would be your cpu ,there is an article somewhere here on tom's that suggest that one needz at least a 2.6ghz cpu to keep today's video cardz running properly,in any event you will see one hell of an increase,enjoy..:>)
Exactly. That's why the only logical choice is to get 3850 for 65 pounds. It will run the games you mentioned above without a problem. I understand they are not very playable right now with your current setup. With 3850 you will be able to play them all. If you want to burn money, you can buy 4850 or 8800, which will give you a couple extra frames per second, but you won't be able to notice it while playing anyway. Good luck.