i need an advice about buying a new GPU for my PC and here is the spec :-
Mobo : 945-p Gigabyte
Cpu : p4 3.06\ 1 mega (i know it's too weak)
Ram : 2*1 giga (667)
GPU : 6600 gigabyte 256
Display : Lcd 19 Samsung not wide
PSU : Hec 300 watt
i'm thinking in 9600 gt or 3850 but will i got remarkable performance if i switch to this new cards i know that though games like Crysis and Assassin will still hard to play but what about the other games.i want to play on 1280*1024 so if i upgrade only the GPU will i be able to play on this resolution with high settings.thanks in advance
execuse me for my bad english.
I would just save my money and upgrade everything together. If you get a new video card, you'll need a better power supply (you actually should replace it now anyway). Plus, the new gpu would be bottlenecked by your current cpu.
so if i bought a new PSU with a new card will i see big improvement,are u sure aevm ?
orangegator i can't upgrade every thing right now or in the future i know that my cpu will bottleneck my gpu but my question was about getting obvious change in performance when upgrade GPU.any way thanks for the help.looking for more advices.
I would go for a 3850, or the 9600GT. If he were to get a core2 than he would likely need a new mobo. I'm betting the P4 he has is S478. So, He would be looking at New PSU,GPU,Mobo,CPU. Thats probably more than he was looking to spend. So, maybe something like a HD 36XX card would be better, when he only has a 300watt PSU with how many amps on the 12V rail??
and it's not support core2duo but i can get another 945-s3 from my friend but i'm afraid of that cos it has a built-in GPU and i hate this.i know that i can disable this and install the new GPU but is that will cause any problems?
about the games i play all with my old GPU at 1024*768 low setting or medium of course except Crysis and assassin.i want to play the majority on 1280*1024 with high so what i need exactly to upgrade without building a new PC.
Really thanks guys for help.
i really know that my machine is too slow and need to be replaced with a new one but i can't do this right now.my main question,will i see huge change in performance if i replaced my 6600 with 9600 or any new card? i need a clear answer cos i don't want to spend money just for getting 10 fbs more.
look at this acticle from tomshardware, with a amd 3400 (simlliar to your p4). in the test it shows the difference between a 6600gt (agp) (which is simlliar to your card) and 3850 HD agp (which is simlliar to the 9600gt).
at 1280*1024 on crysis (high-med) on a singe core cpu with 6600gt gets 1 frame per sec while with a 3850 gets 20 frames per sec
but do not think your going to max games out with with 4 times AA and 16AA in new games but med to high @ 1280*1024. also with 2gb ram you got it helps with higher res and setting such as in games like ac, crysis and even bf2
Hello....sorry to bother..but i might have the same issue as the one who started the topic....I have a PC with Athlon64 2800+[1.8Ghz],512MbRam[will be 2 Gb in a few moments ] , radeon9200se Sapphire, 450W no-name power supply.....2 hard drives , a dvd-rw and a combo...and...i want a video card for HD playback ..and also for the new games....so.....first question....between hd2600xt and hd3650 which one is more recomended.....and second question..if i choose the hd3650.....ASus..or Sapphire?[both don;t have a verry good cooling system...but sapphire has better drivers ..but but but....Asus has HDMI...while sapphire doesn't... ...why is that?..]...
I don;t think you;re getting it.. )..i live in romaniaaaaaaaaa....and here..the 3850 costs about 150-200 dollaaarrsss..in plus..i have mine on AGP..what you sent me in the links were the Pci express...i don't think they'll fit .........as for orientative prices...no....AGP versions still expensive compared to pci-express.....
So okay...now i know to avoid the ASus hd3650 silent ddr2, but problem is again....2600XT has HDMI while the HD3650 doesn;t ....why the hell not???......and....i think i need a new cooler for the video cards if i am correct
seems like i can never make myself clear .....soory about that..it;s my fault...so..the issue between 2600XT and hd3650 on AGP is this..
1.Cooling..systems.....really bad although it seems that the ASsus silent Radiator does a better job than the Sapphire one..
2.Sapphire HD2600XT has HDMMI support,......Sapphire HD3650.....doesn't......now why the hell is that happening?..
3.Sapphire HD2600xt and asus hd3650 have hdmi.....but the drivers from Asus ...are..reallly.reallly bad.. ....the sapphire ones work well...but..why not hd3650?..
4.hd3650 although it has a better technology on GPU, 55nm....it is slower in drawing or transmiting information......what the?.....
Still undecided which video card to buy form my AGP ....i await some answers..:-s
maybe i should just grab that Asus hd3650 and buy it a decent cooling system...problem again .....is the fact that the zalman cooler that i like,.and i know it works pretty well....doessssnnn't have suppoort for the hd3650.. .... i so hate this...