Monitor: It's an old CRT 17 inch monitor. I think I have the resolution on 1280x1024.
Usage: Gaming mostly, but I don't expect to play the latest generation games with it. I used to play fallout 3 and far cry 2 with it, but it was stretching it
My 7950GT Died on me a couple of weeks ago (lots of artifacts), I tested in another pc and showed the same problem, so i am positive it's dead.
I want to replace the videocard, to get the pc working again. I prefer to get a decent card that will get it working again with about the same performance as before (although I don't mind a upgrade ).
I don't really want to spend a lot of money on this pc, since it's quite old already. So I don't want to go a lot over 80 euros (107 dollar).
I had these cards in mind:
HD4670: Seems to be a bit of an upgrade, and costs 70 euros/93 dollars
HD5670: Newer version of the former card, even bigger upgrade and not that much more expensive. 80 euros/106 dollars. But I have seen a lot of people that have issues installing this card on older mobo's. So I am in doubt of getting this one
HD4830: Fastest card from what I have read. But this one will prolly be bottlenecked by my CPU, and I just have the minimum required PSU. Same price as the 5670: 80 euros/106 dollar.
So my question is: What do you people recommend me to get out of these? Or did I miss a great card in my search?
I am leaning towards the HD4670, but that's only because it seems to be giving me the least issues with installing and running it, haha.
It seems the HD5670 has a 2.1 pci-E, and a lot of people have trouble installing it on a pci-e 1.0 MoBo. Although I did some searching and it seems that sapphire has a HD5670 has a pci-e 2.0 version. That one seems to be working.