Recommend gaming graphics card

  SteveBut 21:43 26 Feb 2009

Hi there,
My ATI X1950 graphics card is on its way out & I'm going to need a new one. My budget maxes out at £150.
My current system is as follows:
AMD Athalon 64 3500+ 2.2 Ghz
Winfast CK804k7ma-KS Motherboard (Inc PCI express)
2gb of RAM

If you need more system details, please let me know.
I'm looking for a good card that can handle high end gaming & graphics heavy programs that will be as future proof as possible. This is my first ATI card and to be honest, I prefer Nvidia.

Anyone got any recommended cards that will work with this system ( I appreciate the overall system is looking a bit dated ! )
Cheers :-)

  citadel 21:45 26 Feb 2009


  CalmCookie 23:55 26 Feb 2009

Asus ATI Radeon HD 4850 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) from OVERCLOCKERS.CO.UK for £142.59 delivered...very good the write-ups on the Overclockers Web page.


  CalmCookie 00:05 27 Feb 2009

Sorry..price does NOT include including delivery is £151.78...or you could collect from them and save the delivery charge.


  retep888 02:24 27 Feb 2009

Zotac 9800GTX £138.95
click here This card only needs 2x6 pins connection not as the reviewer said 1x8 pin & 1x6 pins which only the 200 series cards needed.

Head to Head with an ATI HD4850 click here

Please note if your existing PSU doesn't have 2x 6pins pci-express connectors then probably it won't be up to the job,upgrade it to newer version with 550W mininum but it'll bump up your budget.

Your CPU might be another item you've to consider,it might work well with the ATI X1950 but it'll become the system's bottleneck with the new GX card when you're playing some high end games particularly those CPU intensive ones.Overclock it if you can.

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