I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card... The problem is graphics cards seem the hardest thing to determine 'which is best' with. Even more complicated then processors these days (where the most mhz isn't always the best) with there being many different values that some have, some don't, etc....
I'm not looking for the total top end of graphics card but I am looking for something decent- maybe upper mid range, the place where you get to before the price jumps get huge and the power increases not so huge.
Any recommendations of what I should be looking for? I have no idea.
I've already ordered a Sapphire AGP X800XL for £68 all in from there. They're putting loads of "left over" (but new) cards in their clearance section this week.
Now they have several different nVidia 6800GT AGP cards from £82 (+ another £8 for delivery), which are damned good. 16 pipelines, 256 GDDR3 video RAM. That's what you want!
Cheaper options:- the £52 6800 AGP 128MB card, and the £47 6600GT 128MB. A 6800GT for £90, though. That's pretty damned good. The extra 128MB will be useful with that card. Only a handful of AGP cards (ie The Radeon X850 range, the 6800 Ultra, and the various 7800GS cards) can better it.
The 6600GT 256MB you link to may or may not benefit from the extra RAM, but it's also twice the price. The vanilla 6800 128MB I linked to will definitely outperform it, though, and any 6800GT will absolutely bloody well destroy it!