I am looking to buy: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4843000&sku=G458-0252
My mobo is an ASUS P5N32-E SLI
Will the card work with it, I noticed the GDDR3 and I'm not sure if it supports it.
If it doesn't (or even if it does) what kind of card should I be looking to buy to upgrade from an 8800GT 512mb. Around $160 CDN and under that will work with my mobo.
Hey GT123, First-
-A GTS 250 is not a huge upgrade from a 8800GT. To see a noticeable performance increase you might want to get a better card, or even hold off a little longer to get more power at this price.
Look at this chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-radeon,2326-16.htmlSecond:
Tom's Best cards for the money article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,2491.html
The 9800GT you see on this list is simply an update to the 8800GT you have-- the GTS 250 is probably only about 30% more powerful than it. If I were you I would go for the $150 price range at least to see a noticeable difference. A 5770 would be a powerful upgrade and would offer DirectX 11.
As you noticed in the article--SLI is usually not worth it unless you are running a really high end system and cant use a single card. Two cards are not twice as powerful as one card.