I need help in LEARNING HOW TO CHOOSE A VIDEO CARD?
This would be for a HP dc7800 Small Form Factor PC
Specs on the dc7800 are as follows:(copied from BIOS)
Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @2.33GHz
Process Speed: 2333/1333 <-- anyone know what that means?
Memory Size: 1024 MB DDR2/667 MHz/Dual Channel 512MB x2
Because of the Power Supply being only 240Watts I am extremely limited in my choices.
I am looking at these 3:(was told these do not draw any extra power, only pullling from the pci slot)
Nvidia 210 GeForce
all are 1GB cards.. but why are some 4 digit numbers and some only 3? i.e. hd5450 v/s Nvidia 210 GeForce
Since they are all 1gb how do I decide between one or the other as in one is better?
Since this is a SFF pc I would have to go LOW PROFILE, but it seems like I lose one of my inputs when using the low profile bracket. Whats the deal with that??
Again, those are my choices based on my initial research, by all means PLEASE feel free to suggest a better card!
#1 Goal is to have Dual Monitors running on this b@tch!!
Bonus Goal: be able to play some games(old) and do limited Adobe CS3 Suite stuff!