Graphics Cards

  blocker11 09:32 14 Oct 2009

I currently have a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200, which i need to upgrade to enable me to play newer games.

The game spec i have seen has this spec
"Video Card - 128MB minimum. Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 or greater; Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater."

I was after some advice as to what i need and the best place to get it from? I'm not looking to spend a fortune as planning to upgrade my whole PC in a years time.

Are there any compatibility issues with regards graphics cards?


  RobCharles1981 10:55 14 Oct 2009

First off what is your current PC Specs and what is the game your trying to play ???

  blocker11 11:07 14 Oct 2009

I've got -

AMD Athlon 2000+ 1.67ghz (i think)
Nvidia Graphics Card

I'm wanting the new FM 2010 game.


  Mr Mistoffelees 11:09 14 Oct 2009

The main thing you need to be aware of is the interface, is it AGP or PCI-E? If, as I suspect is the case, your existing card is AGP you will need the same again which limits your options for upgrade.

  GaT7 19:26 14 Oct 2009

Arguably the best AGP graphics card atm is a HD4670 (e.g click here), but they don't come cheap at £70-80 click here.

We may have to determine if your motherboard will be compatible. Will require a 400W or greater PSU (going by info at HIS click here), & is powered by a single 4pin molex power connector. It'll do well if paired with a fairly good CPU - an AMD Athlon 2000+ is likely to limit its full potential. G

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