First off, I have an aging card that is easily 4+ years old. This card is a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200 32MB. I am soon upgrading my computer and I need some input on what card I should choose.
Whilst on my computer, I like to play light gaming games. These games include, CounterStrike: Source, Flyff, and Return To Castle Wolfenstein. If you'd like, you can go to the game websites and check out the requirements for the games. I have in between minimal and recommended requirements but all of them play like poop. As of now, I get roughly 30 (yes, 30) FPS on CS:S. My friend has a GeForce FX 5500 which plays at about 55 average FPS, and the FX series wasn't made for gaming. I have an AGP slot, like I said old :rolleyes:. These are a few cards I have checked out and I need to know which one will double my card, if not triple. Basically, way better gaming experience. For a video card, I'm around a 50-70$ budget, as I am also adding 512MB of RAM and a new PSU to my computer.
PSU (Recommended from PC Mechanic)
The reviews all came out pretty decent, some people stating that they play CS:S flawlessly. If a card can play CS:S flawlessly, it can play Flyff and Return to Castle Wolfenstein even more flawlessly. Also, I find that the first card, the Sapphire Radeon 9600PRO, is the best. It has a core clock of 400MHz and a memory clock of 466MHz. Though I find this one best in my opinion, I need some more help from more experienced people.