Sole Signal Posted January 20, 2008 Report Share Posted January 20, 2008 I just picked up the Orange Box and am realizing that my stock card isn't going to cut it. Here are my specs now: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2 gig RAM GeForce 6100 an available PCI express slot The only way I can run Portal or HL2 fairly smoothly now is with the worst quality video settings. I want to stay around the $100 price range, so if I upgraded to say, the GeForce 8400 would I notice a marked increase in performance? (i.e. run Portal or HL2 at nearly the highest video settings?) Or am I just kidding myself? I looked through this comparison chart and it doesn't seem like the 8400 would give me that much of a performance increase: http://www.hwbot.org/quickSearch.do?hardwareId=GPU_471 So really, bottom line is, what is the best card I can get for about $100-140? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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