I was wondering if anyone had some useful advice, I am an I.T consultant which specialises in Enterprise level SAN's and Virtual server infrastructures and am slightly embarrassed that I have never ever purchased a gaming GPU !
as you can tell I don't want to spend much really, if I am barking up the wrong tree please let me know !
Desired quality is basically better than the current firegl card - which runs WoW pretty well, approx 30-40 fps in a city/battleground and 50 - 60 fps while questing, its just getting old now and noisy and struggles with SWTOR (as does most things to be fair!)
its a dell optiplex 960 mini tower with an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz 8gb Ram.
a gt440 with gddr5 memory could be considered slightly better. That one has gddr3, so no, it's worse.
I just found this.
That's one of the best deals i've seen on uk/Europe sites.
The 6670 is a rebranded 5670 with gddr3 memory. The 5670 is discontinued but you can still find some here and there.
That one has a full 1gb of gddr5 and will perform better than any of the others linked. If you don't mind ebay it's your best bet.
edit: also, is yours a 305W or 255W psu? that optiplex seems to come either way.