I am seeking a Professional advice about my near Future Upgrades. I am currently using ASUS P5N73-CM Motherboard. It is a good motherboard with decent Graphics Card built-in of 512MB( Nvidia GeForce 7100/ nForce 630i).
I use it mostly for Gaming purposes, like Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 11, Hitman - Blood Money, Tomb Raider - Underground etc. These Games do run on my system but slow, to increase speed I have to Lower the Graphics details in the Game Setting, which makes Game Graphics more dull and Poor.
I also use Autodesk 3Ds Max 2010 and Adobe After Effects CS4 frequently.
I know my Configurations are not WORLD CLASS GAMER Type, but this is what I can Afford ..
So I have decided to Purchase a Graphics Card, I came up with two Graphics Cards which I can afford and they have Great Features too.
1. both cards are PCI-E 2.0 and will work with your mobo's PCI-E x1.0 slot since PCI-E is backwards compatible.
2. normally I would say the GT440 since its the better card but with your CPU I doubt the GT 440 will hit its full potential. Since budget is also an issue with you, I also doubt you will be building a new PC anytime soon. So I would say, save your money and get the cheaper card (GT 520 i assume). you won't see a difference between the two.
3. depends on the game but it will allow more of your system ram to be dedicated to your game where currently your integrated video chip is sharing it with the rest of your PC. You should see a noticeable improvement but you still will be playing those games at low settings.
4. depends on the game but you won't playing modern games with a single core CPU and 1GB of RAM at an enjoyable level (if the game play sat all)
Thanks ct1615 for your Expert advice, I would definitely act upon your advice.
save your money and get the cheaper card (GT 520 i assume).
Well there is not much of difference in their price , Only 10$. So price is not an issue between the Two Cards. It is what would give best performance on my Current Motherboard,Ram and Processor.
I need another Expert Opinion of yours.
I have three Options, to upgrade my System, due to limited funds, I can only Choose ONE of them.
What would you RECOMMEND for OPTIMAL Gaming Experience as I am not an EXTREME GAMER , but a GAMER indeed.