As I've shamefully mentioned a couple times on TR, I've got an S4 Savage 3 in my AGP slot.
[pauses for laughter to subside]
I want to upgrade, for obvious reasons. But the rest of my rig will undoubtably be the limiting factor, no matter what card I get.
It's an Aptiva
256 MB cheap ass generic RAM
full specs here: http://www5.pc.ibm.com/us/products.nsf/ ... p/_2171585
I've had my eye on the ATI all in wonder 7500 (http://www.ati.com/products/pc/aiwradeon7500/index.html
), but Damage's recent vid card roundup makes me not so excited about that anymore. The only other main option I see is the AIW 8500 (http://www.ati.com/products/pc/aiwradeo ... index.html
) b/c I want TV and I dig the remote control. But maybe there are cards / solutions I haven't thought of?
The other part of my quandry is that I won't be running this system forever - I will probably build a new system this summer, perhaps near the end of summer. By then it'll be either a TBred or 533fsb P4 or something much better than what I got now. And whatever card I get now will migrate to that system.
I'm NOT a major gamer, but I like the option to play even the new games if I can. I was playing Serious Sam on a Duron 950 with built in video (at what must have been like 5 fps) but still enjoyed it.
So for the now-and-again gamer, is the 8500DV aiw so much more necessary than 7500 aiw?