Originally Posted by DzillaXx
150watt TDP is not sipping power. A gts250 is nothing more then a 9800gtx+ renamed, why would he buy a card with the same graphical power as his old gtx8800? He would be better off getting a used gtx460 or just buying a more power efficient card like the 7750/7770. Though personally your better off getting a card built on the 28nm process, cause if your just going to be browsing the web most of them time your better off using a card that uses vary little power at idle.
Though depending on what dual core you have, any of these newer videocards will be bottlenecked by your CPU so really your better off going by TDP then potential performance.
Well the post just says cheap... my opinion of cheap is not $100. Especially when you can get the job done 100% for much less. The power consumption isn't great but the one I put in my brother's machine is running fine on the factory power supply. Ancient HP tower.
Of course more is always better, if spending 100$ I would opt for a 550ti or 7770 depending on personal preference as either will be total overkill for Sims.Edited by Subcutaneous - 10/12/12 at 11:10am