yesterday i discovered that my motherboard (asus p5lp-le) doesn't support pci-express 2.1, used by all Radeon 5xxx and 6xxx series. i bought an HD 5670 and it failed...
there are not updates for my bios, so pci-e 2.1 will never work on my mobo
today i will buy a new graphics card on the same shop i took the HD 5670.
my budget is 80€ (price of the old card that i will return) and another 40€.... 120€ in total.
i need pci express 2.0 (NO 2.1) or pci express 1.0, and i have only 1 6pin connector on my pc.
i was looking for radeon 47xx-48xx series, or for nvidia (that uses pci-e 2.0 in all his cards). nvidia also uses physix and dx11, radeon 4xxx series uses only dx10.1 (and no physix)...
if possible i want a grapics card similar to the HD 5670 and with GDDR5 memory (512mb or 1gb)
the old card i have (that comes with my pc) is a Radeon X1650 (512Mb ddr2)... all i need is a performance boost to play games at better graphics setting and to run Windows 7 Aero, Media Center and videos with good performance.
what should i take ?