Hey, everyone. New to the forums...
My question is this: I am looking to upgrade my video card from my current nVIDA GeForce FX 5200 (POS card, I know) to the RADEON X800 Pro 256MB AGP video card.
My current specs for my video card and AGP slot are the following:
AGP Version 3.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
AGP Aperture Size 128 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 8x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled
My computer also has a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4 with HT and has over 2 GB of RAM. It's a pretty strong system, but the video card is its weakest point and is really making the performance really bad when it comes to graphics.
Again, with my current system, can I handle upgrading to the RADEON X800 Pro 256MB AGP? Is there a better video card out there, around the $200 range, that I am simply missing? Input appreciated. Thanks.