so I have a 17inch LCD I DON'T want to upgrade. tell me which video card I need to buy to play all games right now on the market all at max settings at 1280x1024 resolution 30FPS. I'm guessing I don't need a lot of power.
There is no 1 card that can trully max out everyhing flawlessly even at 1280x1024. But the logical thing to do is go for majority of games and exclude either the hardcore graphics or the games u don't want to play.
Now if u don't mind dips here and there u open ur choices to slot wider range. I would say a 4890 would be perfect. Here in Canada it's only 10 to 30$ more exp than both the 250 hrs and 4850. It perfoms around a 280 gtx slightly lower (by null frames) and is way cheaper.
If u want dx11 ur picks are slim here are questions we need answered.
future(how long u expect to hold onto it)
if u want name the games u kno u will be playing for sure most of the time