MSI GeForce GT 520 1 GB Deal on Tiger Direct

Tiger Direct is currently having a sale on the MSI GeForce GT 520 N520GT-MD1GD3/LP Video Card - 1GB, GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot Low Profile graphics card for a measly $20. I was thinking of upgrading from my current 512 MB GeForce 8600GT. Would it be worth it?
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  1. 10-15 % performance increase i believe.
    But if you use it for gaming i would take something stronger.
  2. What about a XFX PVT96OYHFC GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card - 512MB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI, DirectX 10 for 16 dollars? Better deal?
  3. For 16 dollars i think it's better.
  4. Approximate improvement percentage over the GT 520?
  5. Have to google that. Back later.
  6. You rule, robjordy.
  7. Tell me wife. Wait, don't have one :D

    Didn't find a gt520 comparrison yet, did find something tho on the difference between the 8600gt vs the 9600gso. It's a 384 mb version, so the one with 512 will even be a bit better.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-9600-gso-386-mb-review-point-of-view/10
  8. How about a GT 250 for $50 bucks?
    And would an upgrade to a Core 2 E6850 for $70 be a good deal?
  9. Gt250 for 50 sounds as a good deal. 1Gb version ? If it's 512 mb this is better for 30 bucks ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162044
    You can also think about a 450 ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162062 , 60 dollar whith rebate. performance around the same or better. but the 450 has dx11 and runs cooler and is less powerhungry.
    Don't know much about processor prices but if i compare it with this than no. But really don't know about that, maybe intel is more expensive, no clue what so ever.
    http://shop.amd.com/US/_layouts/shop/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=HDZ965FBGMBOX&region=us-en
  10. I'd actually go for an AMD processor for loyalty reasons.
    Screw you Intel :D
    Yeah, it's the GT 250. I think I'll invest in a processor for now, the 8600 GT can run Deus Ex Human Revolution and Dead Island on medium settings actually. Goddamn single-core processor D:
  11. yes, upgrade your single core cpu. but the gts250 is great value also but would be pretty useless with a single core cpu.
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