im planning to upgrade my AGP8x 256mb 128bit to a better one.
im just wondering, if i bought a 256bit graphics card, would it still work in my machine?
depends on the resolution... the Video Ram only makes a difference in two ways:-
1 - min frame rates.
2 - being able to play on higher resolutions.
u need about 1 GB to play on 1980x1080, which is Full HD, but it think a 512 MB will still run, though on an inferior level.
but up to 1680x1080, 512 MB and 1 GB cards wont make a difference on the max frame rate or the average, only on the minimum.
1 GB ram is always preferred, however, 1gb ddr2 128 bit vs. 512mb ddr3 256 bit, id choose 512mb ddr3 256 bit.
Specific graphics cards from each would be more helpful, though.