I've been away from the scene for a while, but as I can't even find my graphics card on the leadtek website anymore click here i'm thinking it could be time for an upgrade.
I'm going to be playing the latest games (ie, half life 2, pro evo 4, rome total war, etc.) so I was wondering if i need / will notice the difference in buying a new card?
I'll probably try and buy one second hand off ebay or something - but don't really want to spend more than £50-£60. Is there a card out there I can get for that money that would make a world of difference?
And it does HL2 on medium settings, Rome total war fine so i guess yours could cope...
And for an upgrade of £50-60 i guess you wouldnt get much of a boost except with DX9 features on some newer card's. If you could stretch a little bit more a Raedon 9800 SE would be good, as you can overclock it safely to speeds of 9800 Pro thus giving a better performance boost.
I have used a Ti4400 myself and to be honest you wont see a vast difference in speed between your card and a Gfx5700...in some cases your card may well be a bit faster.Certainly no other card in your price bracket will be any better as even though they support the latest Directx9 games they lack the horsepower to run them properly.Pilch from exiled-gamers.co.uk has the best idea...you will be amazed at the improvement spending a bit more will bring.
One other thing,I also have a 2.8GHz P4/1.5GB ram and I have just upgraded to an ATIx800xt. Expensive(*very* expensive) but the results are gobsmacking to say the least.Halflife2 at full resolution,all details at maximum and full aa/anisotrophic filtration as smooth as you like.Obviously you may not want to go quite as far as that but I would definitely not worry about AGP slot redundancy just yet. Push the boat out a bit and see just what your existing pc can do!!! ;o))
The actual pro versions are about £140 which would blow your budget way out of the water, but the 9800 SE clocked to 9800 pro would suit you better... only thing that you may have to watch is the temps on the card, but one of the artic cooler's would sort that at about £15