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Budget Graphics Card Upgrade?

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March 22, 2013 8:13:38 AM

Hi - new here and first question:

Have just bought a new PC and had to keep the budget down so specced it without a video card, intending to use my existing one. However I think it may be under-specced for the system.

I'm only a light gamer, bit of Minecraft, COD, etc, but looking for something that'll run "average" games at a high-ish quality.

System:

MSI A75MA-E35 AMD FM2 uATX Motherboard
AMD A10 X4 5800K Black Ed Quad Cored 3.8Ghz CPU (with AMD HD 7660D GPU)
8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
400W PSU.

I don't want to spend more than £100 if I can help it - what would you guys recommend?

EDIT: Forgot to say - the card I have and have put in for now is a GeForce 9500GT 1GB - is that rubbish now?

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March 22, 2013 8:18:24 AM

ati 7770
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March 22, 2013 8:20:02 AM

cia24 said:
ati 7770


Wow :-)

Quick help here! Thanks.
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March 22, 2013 8:20:18 AM

HD6670, as it will work with your HD 7660D as a dual card.
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March 22, 2013 2:07:17 PM

csf60 said:
HD6670, as it will work with your HD 7660D as a dual card.


if you do that, it will only work well in games that support the dual card config properly. with a single 7770 he gets much better performance without the crossfire headache.
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March 22, 2013 2:14:19 PM

brykins said:
Hi - new here and first question:

Have just bought a new PC and had to keep the budget down so specced it without a video card, intending to use my existing one. However I think it may be under-specced for the system.

I'm only a light gamer, bit of Minecraft, COD, etc, but looking for something that'll run "average" games at a high-ish quality.

System:

MSI A75MA-E35 AMD FM2 uATX Motherboard
AMD A10 X4 5800K Black Ed Quad Cored 3.8Ghz CPU (with AMD HD 7660D GPU)
8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
400W PSU.

I don't want to spend more than £100 if I can help it - what would you guys recommend?

EDIT: Forgot to say - the card I have and have put in for now is a GeForce 9500GT 1GB - is that rubbish now?


why dont you try the built in graphics of yout A10 cpu? it is much better than a 9500gt.
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March 22, 2013 3:25:51 PM
March 24, 2013 1:39:37 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
why dont you try the built in graphics of yout A10 cpu? it is much better than a 9500gt.


Is it? I sort of assumed that all "on board" graphics would be worse. I'll give it a go.
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March 24, 2013 2:01:51 PM

brykins said:
iam2thecrowe said:
why dont you try the built in graphics of yout A10 cpu? it is much better than a 9500gt.


Is it? I sort of assumed that all "on board" graphics would be worse. I'll give it a go.

It won't be the best but it should be around GTS 250 range.
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