i know there has probably been a lot of these posts in the past, and unfortunately I'm about to make another one (sorry guys! )
now i know were a dieing breed, but I still have and actively use my dieing dinosaur of an AGP based desktop, for just about everything, from watching streaming movies online, listening to music, surfing the net and playing games (probably the main focus of the pc). Im not at liberty to be able to make any huge significant PC upgrades at this time, since I'm out of work, so just a decent quick small fix to my problem is all thats needed to get me by for at least the next couple of months.
what I need is some recommendations for a video card fix for roughly a 6 month time period (if i can get longer out of it, great just gives me more time to save even more for a better setup) that will be capable in running diablo 3, league of legends, SMITE (all 3 games pass minimum system req. except for video card) (so shader model 3.0 support is a MUST) i dont care about how great or amazing the graphics will be im perfectly compliant with only playing games at a 1024x768 res, at low everything if need be, just as long as i can achieve and maintain at least 20-30 FPS (currently play league around 5-9 fps until team fights then it goes lower )
I also know that a power supply is going to end up being another issue as well seeing as how its so low, so feel free to suggest compatible ones as well. Keep in mind my budget for this quick little fix is roughly between $90-$120CDN.
any tips, suggestions, recommendations would be greatly appreciated
I don't think the nVidia 6800 meets the mim requirments of Diablo 3. But how ever I have gone to a lot of sites and anything bigger then the card listed above cannot find. So I will give you a list of the one's I found and I will link you to the hierarchy of GPU's so you can serch and look. But so far the biggest card is the 6800. Good luck to you.
OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
CPU: Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
RAM: 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
Hard Drive: 12 GB available HD space
Disc Drive: DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
Monitor: 1024×748 minimum resolution
Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)
CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
RAM: 2 GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
The 3850agp video card is the best gaming app video card, specifically the HIS ice a version. I have the regular one And it runs about 55 fps on league of legends, but I use the processor qx6700. The 3850 agp goes for around 170$ online Ebay. It needs a 450 watt power supply and 8 pin adapter.
The second best is the 4670 which cost around 120$, 400 watt power supply and molex connector. This card however has an hdmi port unlike the 3850. Also this card runs about 10 to 15 fps slower.
I Appreciate all the suggestions and help. I started looking into some of these, and i had ended up finding hopefully what would be a better route to go, an old aquaintenance is actually getting rid of his old (4yrs roughly) gaming rig that he just upgraded from, and is offering me quite a deal on it i believe.
mobo: asus p5k se
cpu: intel dual core 2.6ghz
vga: nvidia geforce 9800GTX
psu: 400 watt
the whole tower for $100 CDN. I wanna think its a great deal and upgrade from my previous setup (first post of this thread), any thoughts? and will i see much of a performance upgrade in terms of LoL, and the ability to play Diablo 3 as well?