I know very little about graphics card. I know that I need a new one though.
My budget is less than £200 ($365).
My computer is a 3 year old dell, so it takes only AGP cards (as far as im aware, i checked the current card and it has 2 slots of nearly equal length).
I have decidied on the following graphics card.
Gainward Bliss 6800GS AGP (GEFORCE 6800GS 512MB TV DVI)
* GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS
* GPU Clockspeed: 425MHz MHz
* Memory: 512MB 2,0ns DDR3
* Memory Clockspeed: 500MHz MHz
* Bus: PCI-Express
* Cooling: FAN
I have 2 questions. If you notice the title it says "AGP" where as in the details it says "Bus: PCI-Express". How can it be both AGP and PCI? I emailed amazon... they told me in their pawnish style that they provide the information given to them by the manufactorer and that was all that was available.
And for the second question. On overclockers.co.uk, they have what looks like a similar card and there is no conflicting details. Can you tell me if this is the same card?
Gainward BLISS GeForce 6800 GS "Golden Sample" 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (GX-031-GW)
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
- 450MHz Core Engine Clock speed
- 512MB 1200MHz high speed GDDR3 memory
- Superscalar 12-Pipe GPU Architecture
- High-Speed DDR 256-bit Memory Interface
- Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
All help is much appreciated!