Tomshardware VGA CHARTS and see where they stand. I will share I changed a Nvidia 9500 GT 512MB for a Nvidia 220 1GB card (not the overclocked one) and the power draw dipped.
The 9500 in the machine averaged 120 Watts.
The 220 now draws 100 Watts for the entire machine.
The Windows score went from 5.2 to 7.2 so for less Watts I got more punch.
I'd stick with the 210.
Alright, I thought I purchased an Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT off of Amazon, but it turns out I accidentally purchased a GeForce 210. Well I was thinking of returning the 210, but it seems to be about the same as the 9400 GT. I don't want to open the box and see how it performs though, in case I want to return it. So, do yall think it would be worth it to return the GeForce 210 to get the 9400 GT?
By the way, I'm choosing between these cards because they're relatively cheap. I don't have money for a high end card. My current card is an old GeForce 6800 GS.
Yes, I know they're not the greatest, $500 high end card. I don't have that money. These are my choices. I need opinions, knowledgeable and helpful opinions (which I haven't received elsewhere).