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QUESTION: Hello Salman,
I want to buy a graphics card for playing games. My PC config is

M/Board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5G41CM_LX/
CPU: Intel DualCore 2GHz 32bit
RAM: 2GB DDR2
SMPS: 450Watts
OS: Windows XP (32bit)

These are the following cards I am thinking of buying. I want to buy the best one among them, you can also suggest some other cards in the budget too.

1. ASUS 2GB GT610 heatsink only
http://www.ebay.in/itm/ASUS-Nvidia-GeForce-GT610-2GB-DDR3-PCI-E-Graphic-Card-HDM

2. XFX RADEON 5450 1GB GRAPHICS CARD
http://www.ebay.in/itm/XFX-5450-1GB-GRAPHICS-CARD-/121266491159?pt=IN_Computer_C

3. ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gt-610-synergy-2-gb-ddr3-graphics-c

4. Forsa NVIDIA GT610 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
http://www.flipkart.com/forsa-nvidia-gt610-2-gb-ddr3-graphics-card/p/itmdb7pm9t8

5. Gainward NVIDIA 2GB DDR3 GT610 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
http://www.flipkart.com/gainward-nvidia-2gb-ddr3-gt610-2-gb-graphics-card/p/itmd

I have very little / no idea about graphics cards. Will any of these graphic cars be supported by my PC cfiguration? Which is better, nVidia or ATI?
Kindly help.
Thanking you in anticipation.

ANSWER: Dear Biplab,

Sorry for a late reply. I was busy during the day. I have checked the options and I think ASUS 2GB GT610 is best choice. Actually if you want a better gamming experience then always go for Nvidia Geforce GTX range. If you can stretch your budget a little then, my suggestion is that to opt for GeForce GTX 650. You can search yourself for better offers and choose from  Asus,EVGA, Gigabye or MSI.

http://www.flipkart.com/asus-nvidia-gtx650-e-2gd5-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itm

The Key Benefits for GeForce GTX 650
DirectX 11
CUDA
3D Vision
PhysX
TXAA
Adaptive VSync
4K

For Geforce GT610
DirectX 11
CUDA
PhysX

If you want to read about what these technologies are then visit this link,
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology

The GeForce GTX 650 is the starting range of better gamming cards and features ;  
If your purpose is just using video playing or using graphics software's like Adobe Photoshop etc. then GeForce GT610 will do the job but for gamming if you use this card then you have to play all games in low setting and some high end games wont run properly.

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QUESTION: Hello Salman,

After a deep thought I decided to buy some more powerful card than GT610 or HD5450. I am thinking of buying some used cards. These are the cards that I found.

1. http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R5770PMD1G.html#?div=Specification

2. http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/product_index.aspx?pid=1281&lid

3. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-285/specifications

4. http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-505.shtml

Which one shall be more appropriate? Kindly give your opinion please.

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Dear,
Thanks for providing me options to choose from and making my task easier. I would recommend to get Sapphire HD 6670.
Instead SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR3 version why don't you choose  
SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Ultimate
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/product_index.aspx?pid=1281&lid

The benefits would be GDDR5 memory plus 800 MHz clock speed.
I choose this card from the list given because it supports Direct x 11 & Shader Model 5.0.

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