Advice on upgrading graphics card
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:44 PM
I'm thinking about upgrading my PC's graphics card and I know my system is dated, having been built in 2008, but I'm looking for some advice on what would be a good upgrade that will give me more power than what I currently have. Here are my specs -
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83 GHZ (4 CPUS)
6144 MB RAM
Chipset - Intel G33 Express
Front-side-bus (processor dependent) - 1333 MHz
Power output wattage - 460 Watt
Current Card - ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
I realize the age of my system limits what I can plug in, but any and all recommendations for what the top end of what my system can handle would be appreciated.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:56 PM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:51 AM
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:14 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:34 AM
Hmm, the more I'm reading, the 660 ti seems tempting but I don't know if it would be too much for my system to handle. Just seems like a significant difference between the 650 and 660 models
The great thing about a 660 ti is that you can move it to your next rig and in 2-3 years it will still be very relevant. So think of it as an investment I love mine. It runs anything on high to ultra settings.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:36 AM
Right now Tigerdirect has GTX670 for $310 after rebate. 660ti is $280 after rebate so $30 more.
That CPU And Power Supply is going to limit you.
Also depends on what games you play and what settings you want to play at.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:28 PM
If you bought it from a company it may have a smaller or odd size power supply.
And before you pick an Nvidia or AMD card. See what games your going to play. Then see what card is better suited for those games. Plus go with the newer generation nvidia 6xx cards or AMD 7xxx cards since they are a lot more power efficient. Also Newegg.com has a power supply calculator. So you can see the estimated power supply use.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:13 PM
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:30 AM
Then at least you can play games at better frame rates and more eye candy.