i am currently running onboard video chipset ATI Radeon HD 4200. i dont play games nor i plan to in the future. should i upgrade? all i do is browse and watch movies , netflix etc.. i saw this card http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... . would it make a huge different ?
I don't think you will see any improvement in your peformance.. that one only has 8 cuda cores.. if it was like 16.. then maybe you will find a little improvement.. for this price can't you grab a 5450 or 6450? They should be no more than $50..
Between those two.. I think you're better off with the onboard graphics.. Typically any transition from integrated to discrete graphics will show good result but those are really low end
You may see a small performance gain for the system if you fit a graphics card , At the moment graphics is using some of the system memory [ RAM] and that would be freed up.
I have just fitted the geforce 210 to a computer. Its working well . Good case fans would be important since it doesnt have its own fan .
The radeon is a more natural pairing for the AMD motherboard you have , but not worth the extra cost for your usage