This is my first post I have made and have come here after a friends recommendation. So please go easy on me
My current system is :
Foxconn A6VMX (pci-e,pci-e x16) Amd Athlon X2 dual core 4600+ 2.40ghz 4 gig memory 500gb sata hardrive PNY Geforce 8400 GS 256mb onboard sound (realtek HD) running windows 7 beautifully @ 1280 x 1024 @ 60mhz refresh on a Neovo F-419 monitor.
Now, my system runs games like world of warcraft at a lovely 60fps (everything maxed) but i now this is an old game.
I have the Final Fantasy XIV beta installed and it runs at a painfully slow 3-5fps even in windowed mode with everything at minimum. Also games like Mafia II just simply refuse to run so i think it is time for an upgrade (video card wise).
Being disabled my budget is limited to £60 (and yes i know you get what you pay for) but i am looking for any recommendations of good cards that will sort of bring me up to date (video card wise).
I have no specific take on a particular brand so all recommendations greatfully recieved..
P.S i will be ordering from scan.co.uk or CCL or Maplins etc as i dont feel happy buying a video card off of ebay.
Thnaks for that recommend but i notice its pci-e 2.1 (x16). Am i right in presuming it would be backwardly compatable with my pci-e 1 (x16) and if so i would presume there would be a slight drop in performance due to that..
Yes it is backward compatible, though there are some issues withe PCIe 2.1 in PCIe 1.So I would suggest that you look for a 5670 that is PCIE 2.0 version.