Hi I've been browsing the forums and many like them for a while to try and decided which if any is a good upgrade to my EVGA 8800GTS 320MB SuperOCed gcard. I'm asking for people advice and suggestions on which would suit me best and give me the biggest performance boost. The reason I'm thinking about upgrading is mainly because I recently got GTA IV and its very intensive on VRAM and the 320MB cant quite cut it, also I brought a new 20' as a secondary monitor, and this at times stretch my card. Below are my current specs:
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
Mobo: Asus P5K Deluxe (no SLI)
Video Card: 8800GTS 320MB OCed
Monitor 1 @ 1280 x 1024
Monitor 2 @ 1680 x 1050
Think thats all the main bits. My Budget is around £150 which is just over $200
My GTX260 is much, much better than my 640 card. I think you'd be throwing money away on either of those cards you listed.
I also looked at the GTX260's but there almost 60£ ~100$ over my current budget, so will the performance increase to a less powerful card (like the ones in my first post) be negligible compared to just getting a more high end card like the GTX260 or maby a 1GB HD470?
The little bit of what you MIGHT gain from buying either of those cards doesn't justify the expense. If you can't make a big enough improvement SAVE your money until you can. You'll be glad you did in the long run.