i wanna buy a graphics card....wat and al aspects shud i keep in mind for buying a graphics card?
start with your mb and the video slot that it has. some are pci/some are agp. the next is the size of the power supply in your pc.
look at the wattage on the 12v rails and amps. you cant install a high end gpu on a low wattage power supply.
look at the cpu you have in your system. the older it is it going to bottleneck some of these newer cards.
it the fps your looking for and the games you want to play. some gaming cards are better $$$ then others.
I wouldn't look at it as a determining factor for buying a graphics card. Its teraFLOPS. It's a term that is normally used with computing power so I would say unless you are looking into that I would look towards other things when looking for a card.
Well yea benchmarks are a more in depth look at cards in general. If you look at a card on the basis of looking things to look at would be memory, memory bandwidth, core clock, and graphic card ports but yea when in doubt benchmarks for games/applications.
firepro cards are workstation cards that do direct computing they deal with cad/and rendering/editing for professional working individuals. And if I remember correctly Nvidia Quadro is really taking them to town.
You still have 4 gigabytes of memory but because of your onboard video you have some of it taken away. However, with that being said when you get a graphics card that onboard memory that is being taken from your system memory you get back.