I just bought battlefield 2 and despite having what I thought was a pretty good system, I can only play the game on low. So anyway, I was looking at the ATI Radeon x800 xt and saw all these names before "ati radeon". "Saphire, Hightech, Powercooler. Also the prices vary considerably. 100+ dollars difference. I assume there is a difference, but id like to know what it is. I've seen this on all cards, nvidia geforce as well. Then ive seen ones that are just ati or nvidia.. its very confusing for a gaming noob such as myself.
Anyway, If someone could just clear this up for me I would greatly appreciate it.
BTW just for reference (I dont have the $ around for a card like this but we can all dream) here is my specs - can I use this in my pc (do i need agp or pci)?
Dell 8400 (w/ generic motherboard that comes with dell 8400)
P4 3Ghz HT
1.5GB DDR2 @400Mhz
Radeon x300 se (Im pretty sure this is a terrible card - i really have to upgrade it, especially since my other specs are pretty good IMO)