I'm trying to upgrade an older system (video card only) for my sister so that she can play casual games and watch youtube. currenly there's a Geforce 5 fx series video card on the mobo, but i forget which one.
So i'm asking what's the best video card option out of these 3 on an AGP versus PCI sense if money was no option and if i'm missing any other better AGP or PCI video cards to consider. I'll get another power supply if necessary. I know there will be a bottleneck from the processor. Just ignore that and discuss whatever is better; best AGP versus best PCI.
Thanks Chainzsaw I'll be purchasing the 4670 AGP then.
What's the better PCI video card though? GT 520 PCI or GT 430 PCI cause my gf has an old desktop too but only has PCI slots. I've seen benchmarks between the PCIE versions, but I didnt know if they would be the same as the PCI versions
The GT 430 will probably be more powerful...even though it's 1 gen behind the 520, it is also in a higher GPU bracket.
However they are still very weak cards - even if you do get either one - don't expect much from them (think of light web based games, or games from 2004, or even HD video - it would have problems with them)!
I was thinking of doing that as well maxinexus, but then i'd have to buy:
a new case or find a motherboard that fits my case, processor + fan, then new ram, a decent PCIE card and maybe a new OS right? im not experienced in moving around an hdd. also my sister is only 7 years old lol.
when she's older she'll probably get a laptop instead, unless she suprises the world and becomes a gamer.
A new setup for my gf has crossed my mind... or buy myself a new setup and give her what I have now lol.