I have an older PC, a 2007-8 HP with an AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core processor, 5200+ 2.6 GHz. I have 4 GB Ram and an upgraded PSU, a Rosewill Capstone 650W PSU. I am currently using an MSI N9800 GT series video card.
I cannot afford to upgrade to a current line video card and my PC probably couldn't run it anyway. I do want to move up to a card from 2012 that will improve my games, like Bioshock 2 and hopefully Bioshock Infinate and others.
I would like to know if there is an advantage to using an AMD video card versus an Nvidia card because the CPU is an Athlon dual core processor? In other words, does the AMD Athlon CPU perform better with an AMD video card than it will with a comparable Nvidia video card?
Thanks in advance for all opinions and education.