Hoping some of you can help. I have a ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD mobo. Its max is a PCI x16. I am able to get a PCI x16 2.0 since it is backwards compatible. However, I am trying to see which of these cards would be the better value. I mainly will play SC2. My current card just isn’t fast enough. What do you think of these two?
The GTX 260 is faster. They are about the same performance per dollar at those prices, but you may not need more than a GTS 250 to max SC2 out. What resolution do you play at? Do you plan to play 8x Anti-Aliasing?
Well if you only have a 19" monitor then the $50 more GTX 260 wont benifit you, i recommend just getting the GTS 250 if you have a 19" monitor it should be able to max out any game. if you have a larger monitor say a 22" or a 24" then the GTX 260 be the better choice.