I almost finalized my new pc configuration but the only part i cant figure out is to which GPU to get. I m from india so there is a huge price difference between US and India computer peripherals. HD4850 is on my top of list but in the case i need the priority order for the following cards as well.
As i mentioned earlier there is huge price difference so i already searched a lot and according to it, my conclusion is the priority should be (lowest to highest in order) as above. I m not really into hardware , so i just wanted to make sure i m right about my decision.
P.S. I will be using 19" LCD and i m ok with 1280x1024 resolution. The pc will be used for playing latest games for 10-15 hours/week. But i do watch movies most of the times and some programming.
Now due to budget problems i cant buy HD4850 and then need to choose graphics card among the following :
1. 8600gt (512MB)
2. 9600gso (384MB)
3. HD2600XT (512MB)
4. 8600GTS (256MB)
5. 9600GT (512MB)
Please suggest me preference order or the best pick amongst them. Will 9600gt be fine with recent games 1280x1024?
Will there be any conflict with this motherboard and nvidia card? (i guess.. not ?)
in your current situation i will get the 9600GT over the other cards in the updated list. but make sure you OC the card when you get it. there is alot of potential that can be extracted from the 9600GT.
The 3650 is weaker than the 2600XT, so ignore that. Likewise, while it has only 384MB of memory, the 9600GSO has a 192-bit interface instead of a 128-bit one, and is superior to the 2600XT. Ranked for power, they'd be, in order from strongest to weakest:
8600gt (512MB) - Note: 512MB versions of this card all seem to have DDR2, rather than GDDR3; the GDDR3 version of the 8600GT is a tad better than the 2600XT, while the DDR2 version is noticeably worse.