I am buying a Dell U2412w monitor and need a new graphics card to access 1920 x 1200 resolution on the monitor. I currently have a Dell Dimension 8300 w/WinXP, Pentium 4 CPU w/3Ghz and 2046MB RAM. I have been using an Nvidia GeForce 6200 w/256MB.
I will eventually be upgrading the system, so my thought was to get a budget card as a bridge until then, assuming that I could get a better card price/performance in the future with the new system.
My main interest is improving the graphics display rather than gaming. What are some budget graphics cards that can improve color and image display?
Or is there a better quality option that I might want to buy now and transfer to the new system?
Basically you could upgrade it, but not much and you would lose money. Your computer has outdated AGP slot for graphics card, and modern computers use PCIe slot. At this moment of time, little amount of graphics card are made for AGP, and those are around 5 times more expensive, if not more.