My graphics card has been upgraded! Thanks to wirelessspider for donating his old graphics card an ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 4350, I’ve now upgraded from my old nVidia GeForce 8400GS and for the most part I’m pretty happy with the increase in graphics performance.
In the windows experience index my previous score for gaming graphics was 3.3, this has now increased to 5.7 (which is good enough for MY needs). It was evident that my nVidia wasn’t good enough when I got a strange flicker a few weeks ago. I also noticed that my graphics card struggled to process the graphics of a game as simple as Minecraft. I knew I’d have to upgrade sooner or later.
The drawbacks of this graphics card is that is falls short of the more up to date models (5000 and above) which are capable of eyefinity. This graphics card is not unfortunately, however I may consider buying the same graphics card and running both of them in crossfire x on the machine that I am still currently building. This way I can have up to 4 screens powered by DVI and HDMI (I may purchase some converters if I still plan to use the same monitors (Dell 2009W).
So I’ve played my various sessions of Minecraft with this new graphics card and I am satisfied with it’s performance. A video review of this graphics card will most likely be created soon.