My dad currently runs a GeForce 8800 GT in his computer, the rest of his computer is a bit more up to date. I think he has an AMD 960T processor, with 4 gigs of RAM, and a decent PS. For Christmas i want to help him get a better video card. Would a GeForce 450 be a significant difference from the 8800? Our would there be minimal performance increase? would the 460 be much better? is there an ATI alternative I can get that's reasonably priced?
He typically plays games like WoW and might play SWTOR or some other RPGs or MMOs. Thanks for any help!
Yes, a 460 would give him i nice boost, i would say somewhere between 50~70% but it depends on how much you are willing to spend... I cant really say much about the 450 but i think it would be a nice upgrade too, if i recall correctly the 8800 was replaced by the 9800 which was later replaced by the GTS250, so a 450 should be much better...
A GtX 460 would be a better upgrade than the GTX 450 and when upgrading you want to be two or three levels abone what you have for it wto be a worthwhile upgrade. You can use the chart in the link I provided to make your own observations.