My current graphics card is an internal NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 with 128MB video memory.
With 128MB video memory, Ubuntu unity lags as well as MTA and TF2. 720p videos work fine but sometimes they lag too. Overall I experience frequent FPS drops with my current internal graphics card.
So I am planning to buy a new one, my budget ain't high, I am thinking of getting a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Synergy Edition 2 GB DDR3 available here http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia...mdbm6wuwg97zp5 for 3900 INR, i.e 67.69$. Also I learned that a DDR3 graphics card would work with my motherboard which only supports DDR2 memory, is that true?
Another one I considered is : NVIDIA 2GB DDR3 GT610 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card availabe here http://www.flipkart.com/gainward-nvi...mddsy9r9gsjfzb for 2563 INR i.e 44.49$
Both of them have 2GB memory which is far better than my current 128MB video memory. I cannot decide on which one should I purchase. Also consider recommending other graphics card than these two.
Overall my budget is below 70$.
My system specs:
System Manufacturer: Compaq
OS: Ubuntu 13.04 x64, Windows 8 Professional x64
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION NARRA5 3.02
Memory: 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce 6150SE nForce 430
Monitor(s): Displays 1
Screen Resolution: 1368x768
Internet Speed: ~1200Kbps