Intel Pentium 4, 3.06GHz HT/533MHz/512k, 2GB RAM and 160GB Hard Drive, 430w PSU, AGP version 2.0 4X/1.5V.
I currently have a ASUS GeForce n6600 256MB video card installed, but want to find something better. I'm not looking to get a newer computer anytime soon - for at least a year - and I want to get a better video card for game play.
Initially, I was looking at purchasing a VisionTek HD2600 XT 512MB from a guy I know locally, but I've also read there may be better/faster cards out there for less money than the HD2600 XT. I'm not sure what specs are the best specs to look at when determining the best video card for gaming for my AGP based computer. I've thought core clock speed was key, but am not really sure.
Can any of you recommend the best AGP card for gaming? If it is the HD2600 XT then I'm set, but if not, I would like to here your opinions. Also, if you could advise as to what specs I should be looking for on a video card that are important for gaming vs. lets say, video editing, I would sure appreciate it.
Also, just as an example...I've been looking at the HD2600 XT 512MB and the X1650 PRO 512MB. According to the Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart found here:
The HD2600 XT is five tiers above what I have now and the X1650 PRO is two tiers, but does that really mean the HD2600 XT is a better video card for gaming? I just don't know.
Edited by k2apacherecon, 22 February 2009 - 08:25 PM.