ATi4550,4650,4670 or 9600GT bottleneck with AMD3200+?

Hi, my nx6600GT just died and I am considering the following gfx cards as replacement: ATi4550,4650,4670 or 9600GT


My PC spec are:
-Processor: AMD 3200+
-Mobo: GA K8N SLi, nForce4 chipset
-RAM: 4 sticks of 512 DDR400 PC3200

which gfx cards can work with AMD 3200+ without causing CPU bottleneck? i understand 9600GT is the best performer out of the 4 gfx cards above, so if no bottleneck issue expected, i would go with 9600GT, just wanna get some opinion before i buy, thanks in advance :)
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  1. What games doyou play, and what is your budget? Also, what power supply do you have?

    Honestly for about $140 you can get a 5750 which will outperform anything on your list. It would be my vote:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448&cm_re=5750-_-14-150-448-_-Product
  2. Out of that lot the 9600gt is the best. Even if it is slightly bottle necked by your single core cpu it is going to perform better than the others.
  3. jay2tall said:
    What games do you play, and what is your budget? Also, what power supply do you have?

    Honestly for about $140 you can get a 5750 which will outperform anything on your list. It would be my vote:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448&cm_re=5750-_-14-150-448-_-Product


    I dun play the latest games:p so far the most demanding game I have played is Supreme Commander, i need to limit to 2 AIs in order to play smoothly on my former 6600GT *heehee*

    My budget is about 80-85 USD. i manage to find leadtek 9600GT 512MB for about 85USD ;p Trailing behind is Sapphire HD4670 1GB for about 82USD. Both are limited stocks and for very limited period though.

    My PSU is HEC480W, should be sufficient to handle the above-mentioned cards
  4. Your PSU will be fine for those 4 mentioned cards.

    9600GT is the best card you can get for that budget(Outperforms 4670 slightly ).

    So 1st preference should be 9600GT and 2nd HD 4670.

    Just don't buy GDDR2...Get GDDR3
  5. Thanks everyone :) I just bought a Leadtek PX9600GT
    and yes shubham1401, it is GDDR3 ;)
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