Hi I have recently started to get back into pc gaming and I am looking to upgrade my video card. I am currently using a 9600gt 512mb . It has been fine for most games but I have a feeling that it will have problems with some of the games coming up in the near future. I am hoping someone could recommend a nividia card that will give me a significant performance boost without having to spend $600. My other specs are Win Xp, 4 gigs ram, Intel quad core 2.4gz. Thanks to anyone that can help
My processor is a x86 Family 6 Model 15 GenuineIntel 24mhz. Motherboard is a Asustek Basswood3G 1.05. Resolution is 1680x1050. Power supply is 400 watt but i forget the brand. I would like to spend no more then around $250. I have been doing a lot of research and it seems like the GTS 250 gives you a fair bang for your buck.
I would not put the GTX260 with a 400W PSU, unless it's a corsair. An HD5770 will use about the same power as yoru 9600Gt, be much better than the GTS250, and be on-par with the GTX260; all under $150. Not to mention it cools better, DX11, yadda ya.
Thanks for all the help. I have just been looking into the HD5770 and it really seems to offer great performance for the price. My only concern would be that I have only ever used nvidia cards so i am not familiar with Ati. My local computer shop has the HD5770 for only $40 dollars more then the GTS250. The HD5770 definitely seems to be the better buy.