Hello I'm having trouble finding the best video card for my rig and my budget.
I only have approx $140 to upgrade from my older Geforce 9600GT, that has done me very well over the past year or 2.
However I am kinda leaning in the direction of ATI this time but i will not turn down a Nvidia.
Win Xp (planning on upgrading Win 7 for Direct X 10 or 11)
1 TB HDD
AMD phenom II x4 3.2Ghz Black edition
Geforce 9600 GT 512mb
My question is what card either ATI or Nvidia will give me the best performance in games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Crysis, Armed Assault II, GTA IV.
This card must also stand up to upcoming graphically intesive games aswell.
Can we find out about the power supply do you plan to keep XP 32 bit its already bottle necking you. Might want to look in to upgrading. The reason I ask is with a 5xxx it has dx 11 that you cant use and for the same price range you could get a 4XXX card. However its hard to say what would be best unless we know what your power supply can handle.
I'm using the third one and am really happy with it, although its a bit big on size! It depends on what resolution you intend to play on. Plus, you can oc it really easily. However, it doesn't support DirectX11, so that's one thing you're gonna have to consider.