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07 Aug 2011  
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

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I need some help in finding a new graphic card for an older system.

The specs I currently have are as follows: Motherboard is P5GD1 Socket 775, Ram is 2GB Dual Channel DDR @160MHz (2.5-4-4-8), CPU is Intel Pentium 4 530 Prescott 90nm Technology, and Video Card is 256MB Radeon x700 Pro.

What video cards would work in this system? I want to find a better one then the x700 Pro.

Thanks
The board has a PCI-Express X16 slot, so it'll take most recent graphics cards. (Newer ones tend to be PCI-E X16 2.0 or 2.1, but they're supposed to be back compatible.)

What's your budget?
Around $100.00 CAD. I am planning on getting a new Sandy Bridge system next year but wanted to upgrade this one a bit to handle a few newer games. Nothing like the new stuff out now of course. Just games released a few years ago.
If I look at www.newegg.ca, there's sort of a wall at $100 CAD. Above it, you can get cards in the AMD Radeon 67xx series. (Or, the 57xx series.) Below $100, you're in the 66xx series at best. Apparently there's a large performance difference. The nVidia offerings look like they only start to get competitive at the GTS450 level. The very popular GTX 460 cards tend above $150 in the (preferred) 1GB form, although you could save significant money with a recertified unit.
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