Hello. I recently bought a new HP desktop (AMD 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz, 2.942 GB RAM, 400 GB hard drive, current video card is NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics with TurboCache and up to 128MB dedicated video memory; up to 632MB total available video memory as allocated by Windows Vista), operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium Edition); link for computer is http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8399299&type=product&id=1179877502628. I bought Medieval II Total War and my game is sluggish and choppy (Samsung 22in LCD widescreen monitor). I was looking on Newegg.com and found a few video cards that are in my price range and hoped for some advice. The cards are:
SAPPHIRE 100196L Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail - $152.99
HIS Hightech H195PRF512DDN-R Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail - $179.99
MSI RX2600XT-T2D512EZ Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDMI HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Silent Heat Pipe Video Card - Retail - $134.99
HIS Hightech H260PRQT512DDN-R Radeon HD 2600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail - $139.99
If anyone could help point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it (and if I need to post more info, please let me know as well). Thanks to anyone who responds.