I was going to go out and pick up a video card today, but I didn’t have time between working and eating and working again. That and I can’t figure out which card to pick up. These are my options, but considering I don’t exactly play many 3d games and I really only need a video card that isn’t blurry and off-coloured and death to my eyes, so I can scan and work on my website and edit photos and surf the interweb.
The question is, do I need to spend 80$ on a video card? Or will something more basic for 50$ or so work fine for my needs? My computer is a P3 450, the most graphics intensive game I ever play is Neverwinter, and hopefully Diablo 2 at some point, but nothing newer than that.
These are my options – I’ve been reading about them for a couple of days now, but I still don’t get the difference between them, really. I just know that more expensive is always better, when it comes to hardware. But in my case, is better necessary? Bleh. Too much to think about. I spent an hour lying awake last night trying to figure this stuff out. I should just go out and buy the first one I see in my pricerange and be done with it.
ASUS V9400/T GeForce MX 4000 128MB $84
ASUS Radeon 9200SE/T 128MB $67
PowerColor Radeon 7000 64MB DDR $49
PowerColor Radeon 9200SE 128MB DDR $66
MSI GeForce4 MX-4000-T64 64MB DDR TV-Out $54
MSI GeForce4 MX-440-T8X AGP 8X 64MB DDR TV-Out $60
MSI GeForce FX5200-TD128 128MB DDR w/ TV-Out $82