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Low-Budget Graphics Card to match my new display (1920x1080)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 9, 2010 2:40:49 PM


I recently got a new display (Samsung SyncMaster P2250) and the PC I'm using it on has a pretty outdated hardware configuration, making my main problem the graphics card. The PC is a Compaq Presario SR1010Z.
CPU: 1.80 GHz AMD Sempron
RAM: 512MB (upgrading to 1GB/2GB soon)
MOBO: ASUSTek Computer INC. Salmon 1.04
Graphics: SiS 760 (Display adapter)

What I need is a new graphics card that can output FullHD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, and I also need to know whether my current configuration can even support a graphics card like that. If so, I need to find a low-budget card that will perform nicely, hopefully something that'll be able to play 720p/1080p video (but not necessarily).
If not, what needs changing in order to get a matching graphics card to work in the system?

Thanks in advance. :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 3:29:30 PM

Does the mobo have pcei? agp? pci?
January 9, 2010 3:52:04 PM

invisik said:
Does the mobo have pcei? agp? pci?

I think it has 3 PCI Slots and 1 AGP (8x).
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 4:27:13 PM

To tell you the truth i would save up and make a new pc altogether. If not here is a card that should handle 1080p decently.
January 9, 2010 4:46:40 PM

invisik, I totally agree, but I don't have the dough ATM.
sabot00, thanks. :D