Originally Posted by adaeon
I agree with 95black... PCI-e x16 is the best thing to do at this
point. However, depending on your computer uses, you may
want different video cards.
For everyday use such as internet and maybe spreadsheets or
non-HD video or something you may not need anything too
powerful, but I would get the cheap Nvidia GeForce 8400 on
Newegg. Or for ATI maybe Radeon HD 2400.
For mediocre gaming I would recommend at least an Nvidia
GeForce 9500. Maybe the GeForce 9600. Or with ATI maybe
Radeon HD 3450 or better.
As for advanced gaming... You are probably going to want
a GeForce 9800 or a Radeon HD 4670 or better, but make
sure they are 128-bit or 256-bit.
That GeForce 6600 would have barely done any gaming.
In fact, most games nowadays require the GeForce 6800
as a minimum. And that would run the game at a low res
on low to medium settings.
By the way, there is an eVGA GeForce 9500 1 GB on newegg
right now for like $60 USD. And it's 128-bit. I bought
two of them for my friend to use. One for his computer, one
for his parents.
Yeah, you're givin' some bad information here. I hate to say it, but it's true. You say for mediocre gaming, a 9500GT would suffice, or a 9600GT/GSO. That 9600 is by far faster than the 9500, at anything and everything.
You say for advanced gaming a 4670 would be the lowest to go. That 4670 is SLOWER than the 9600 you suggested for mediocre gaming. The 9800GT isn't that much faster than a 9600.