"Tinker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My son has a Gateway with an Intel MicroATX motherboard. Running Vista
> Home Premium 32 bit.
> The processor seems to be adequate, Core2 duo. But the on-board video is
> terribly inadequate for games.
> There is a slot for a PCIe x16 card.
> The question is which one to get?
> I've been running Athlons and ATI for so long that I haven't kept up with
> what matches well on the Intel side.
> Any helpful suggestions are appreciated. I do have a month or so to do
Hi Tinker, it all depends on what cash you want to spend, if money is no
object then go for a Geforce 8800Ultra (assuming it will fit in the case as
it is a very long card), or the Radeon 3870, if you are after a decent mid
range card then go for a Geforce 8600GT or the Radeon 3850, these are both
showing great results for gaming, infact both Nvidia and ATI are both
bringing out decent cards now and both will be fine for that Intel setup
your son is using.
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