Was wanting to upgrade my 3850 256mb card. Am running a 2.66 coreduo and 4gig of ram and a 650watt psu. Wanting to get the best ATI card I could get and not bottleneck at my CPU. Running XP and not planning to upgrade to MS7. Welcome all advice I can get THANKS alot!
Ouch, the 256MB variant of the 3850. Well, it depends on your budget. Since you want to stick with XP I say get a 48701GB or a 4890. They are a steal at current prices, though they are creeping up as inventory disappears. Some will argue that you should go for the 5770, but considering you're sticking with XP you won't care about DX10 vs DX11, so the only issue left would be the power and efficiency .