I have a Nvida geforece 2 64mb card. A card that I thought was highly capable.
Recently i downloaded and tried the new Final Fantasy benchmark and my computer was nearly OFF THE CHARTS!!! (unfortunately in the bad way).
I have a p4 running XP with only 384 MB of ram. I know I need to upgrade that as well. But at least I know exactly what I need to buy.
If I can spend something less than 100... hopefully something around 80 on sale. What is the best card to get? I guess I mean best deal, we can argue which card is better for here to the end of time. I don't care about that, I just need an upgrade and I need the most bang for my buck.
I have always been a fan of nvidia for compatibility reasons, but I am open minded.
I don't know what a DVI out is, so i have no need for it. I also have no need for a programmable card, since I won't know how to program it.
What enspireded me to ask you guys is that I saw some prices for a nvidia FX 5200 with 256 MB that cost the same as a FX 5600 with 128 MB? which one do you take.
I bet I should probably go with the extra memory, since the 5600 might have options I will never take advantage of.
Thanks for any suggestions.
And to anyone who recently purchase a video card in that price range I would love to hear what you got, how much, and where, since I am very much shopping around.