i am trying to get a new video card for my new system. but i wont be playing many games. mabey some COD4 when it gets cheaper... i dont buy games that often. it needs to play cod2 but also some newer games. my monitor is a old dell CRT monitor. it is VGA so the cards i was looking at are all DVI. i like the 4830 but i swear the price for it rose. anyways, what would be a good PCIe 2.0 card for my needs. my cpu is an AMD 5000 OCed at 2.8 if that matters.
ps is there dvi to VGA adapters.
CPU AMD 5000 2.8ghz
RAM 2.75GB 256 shared video memory (3GB)
2 hard drives
windows xp home
thanks, im leaning toard the 4830 because its a little slower than the 9800 GT but it has way more Steam Proccessors. and everything else is pretty much the same. is it worth it to have a litttle bit more speed but less steam proccessors or vice versa?
@ FIREFOXX04;Numbers in this case mean very little, it`s the way the processors are designed that counts.
For example the GTX280 has 240 while the HD4870 has 800 yet the GTX 280 is, the faster card.
And, as you have said, the 4830 IS a little slower than the 9800, despite having more processors.
And where did a 9800GT creep into the thread, or was that just a typo?
A little more on stream processors: Nvidia and ATI do their SPs differently, so you cannot compare the two directly. However, stream processor count is a valid way to compare two cards from the same company, e.g. two nvidia cards or two ati cards. You just can't compare an ati card to an nvidia card like that.