If you're looking to beef up the display capacity of your computer, you could do a lot worse than buying this PNY card. Available from Play.com for only £17.99 (opens in new tab) delivered to your door (less if you use Quidco.com).
Nvidia describes it as "The standard for today's PCs and next-generation consoles enables stunning and complex effects for cinematic realism. NVIDIA GPUs offer the most complete implementation of the Shader Model 3.0 feature set-including vertex texture fetch (VTF)-to ensure top-notch compatibility and performance for all DirectX 9 applications."
Bear in mind that it comes with 3 years warranty and from what I've heard is a fanless video card, perfect for HTPC.
- Device Type: Graphics adapter
- Enclosure Type: Plug-in card
- Interface Type: PCI Express x16
- Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
- Core Clock Speed: 550 MHz
- RAMDAC Clock Speed: 400 MHz
- API Supported: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0
- Video Memory Installed ( Max ): 128 MB - DDR II SDRAM
- TV Interface: HDTV out
- System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Microsoft Windows Vista
- Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty