Guidance on modern video cards: Model to performance
Posted on 2005-03-30
My recently upgraded Athlon 64 3200 system at home boasts only slightly more performance than the Athlon XP 2800 it replaced (changed out mobo, chip and ram) and I'm starting to think the bottleneck is the Nvidia TI 4200 video card it uses.
Being an avid gamer and at one time a savvy tech myself, I used to be on top of the hardware upgrade path. Life has gotten in the way of this expensive hobby for a long time. Thing is, catching up is hard to do! Nvidia now seems to have produced dozens cards, and it even seems a new video standard has reared it's head- PCI express. Oh well, I already have an AGP mobo.
Can you folks help clear up the fog?
It's not an urgent matter, but I'm weighting this question at 250 Points, which will be awarded for clarity, presentation, and thoroughness.
Many thanks in advance! Jim