This is what I know
GeForce cards are made by Nvidia
Radeon's are made by Ati (Nvidia and ATI 'r the major companies)
Pixel pipelines, well I don't know exactly what they do, but the more you have the faster the card is usually.
Sli is in some PCI express video cards from nvidia. It's to use two graphics cards at the same time. Ati has the same thing but it's not as refined or as good as sli (it's called Crossfire)
directX and OpenGl are drivers. I'm not exactly sure what they do but you probably want a card that'll fully use directX 9.
Memory interface and type I don't know much about. Just theirs DDR then the faster DDR2 then the fastest DDR3. Soemtimes they write it like GDDR3 it means the same thing. I have no clue what D-suv is.
For older games and AGP I would recommend a GeForce 6200
I hope this helps
Hello... I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX400 card, which has been good to me, but I was trying to play bzflag with max settings the other day, and it didn't work so well. It's possible I will want to play some other games in the future, though probably not one of the super-intensive games that have been released recently.
That, and I figure it's about time to upgrade my video card anyway, considering I've upgraded pretty much everything else.
I've heard from my teacher that in Linux, ATI video cards can cause problems, because of their drivers. A friend of mine told me to always go nVidia because ATI's drivers even in Windows suck. I'm not going to do much in Linux now, but I may after the summer, when hopefully I'll have enough cash to get broadband (which means I'll then be able to get online while in Linux).
WinXP pro SP2
ASUS K8N motherboard
Kingston 512MB RAM
AMD Sempron 1.6MHz 2600+ CPU
Aspire 500W PSU (which may go back)
In addition to asking what card you might suggest, I wanted to ask what a few things are: GPU (I know it's graphical processing unit, but what's the difference in GeForce, Radeon, etc), PixelPipelines, Memory interface & type, directX, openGL, D-SUB, SLI?
Sorry, but I'm not too knowledgeable about video cards.