Actually my mobo supports only AGP card- so only AGP
My budget is a bit tight- but can extend till 4000 INR(If u know a good 1 den do suggest me)
M bored of playing all games at lowest resoln.....so thought to buy a low end graphics card. N i want to work wid photoshop- cs5 which currently eats a lot of RAM(i guess installing graphics card will improve performance a bit)
As i dunno much....but do u think it wont improve my performance?
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
1GB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
Model 6600GT Interface
Interface PCI Express x16 Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 6600GT
Core Clock 500MHz Memory
Effective Memory Clock 1000MHz
Memory Size 128MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR3
DirectX DirectX 9 OpenGL OpenGL 1.5 This will be a problem!!
D-SUB 1 x D-SUB
DVI 1 x DVI
TV-Out S-Video / Composite Out
General Tuner None
Max Resolution 2048 x 1536@85Hz
OpenGL is a standard for graphics programming in which the app sends OpenGL commands to the card which responds appropriately. DirectX on Windows is Microsoft's standard, which most (all?) PC games use. So it's likely that your card would also have a statement about DirectX compatibility.
In any event, the driver translates OpenGL or DirectX commands into lower-level operations performed by the card itself, thus isolating the app from the details of an individual card's architecture.
This is what you need for PhotoShop CS5: A card with Shader 3.0 and at least openGL of 2.0
According to my calculations, you have between $40-$47 to Spend
So: I recommend the Radeon HD 2400PRO 512MB 64-bit DDR2 AGP 8X HDCP Ready Video Card , Yes its ATi but I don't think there is an Nvidia card out there that will help you with your problem, your budget being one of them