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Upgrading Integrated graphics card, Intel G43\G45. $75-$100 budget. Need advice on Radeon HD6670 and HD7750.

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April 13, 2013 12:49:08 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks.

BUDGET RANGE: $75-$100 Before Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Want to be able play Starcraft II and Diablo III on high settings.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Right now I have an integrated Intel G43\G45 chipset with the GMA X4500HD processor and 350W PSU.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Asus CM5571 motherboard, Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7Ghz processor, 6GB of DDR3-SDRAM PC3-10700, 1 PCI-Express x16 1.0 slot.



PARTS PREFERENCES: Anything that will work with my build, but I am currently looking at the HD6670 and HD7750 cards.


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, I only have one slot.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Max is 1600 x 900. I have an ASUS VE205 Monitor.

What I really want is a good graphics card that doesn't take a lot of power since I have a 350W PSU and I don't want to have to upgrade the PSU now. I want to know which cards out there will work the best for my particular system on the budget I have set but of the ones I have looked at so far I am leaning towards the Radeon HD6670 and the Radeon HD7750. The 7750 is at the high end of my budget, but I am willing to go there for a superior card. If the difference is not large enough, then I would prefer to stay around $75. Here are some links to a few I am interested in:

HIS H775F1GD Radeon HD 7750 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 Displayport HDMI DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 3.0 Graphics Card


Sapphire Radeon HD6670 Ultimate 1GB DDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100326UL


MSI Computer Corp. Radeon HD6670 800 MHz 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.1 x16 Graphics Cards R6670-MD1GD


ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5 128-bit 1 GB Video Card


Are any of these options workable for my build? Thanks for any input given.

More about : upgrading integrated graphics card intel g43 g45 100 budget advice radeon hd6670 hd7750

April 13, 2013 1:36:15 AM

go for gigabyte radeon hd 7750 overclock edition or a sapphire version of 7750 (unoverclocked version)

don't buy 6670 as the powerdraw of 7750 is less than 6670 and priced similar to 6670.and 7750 can easily play all latest and upcoming games easily on high settings and it will easily run on your 350watt power supply and also doesn't requires 6-pin connector.hope this was helpfull

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April 13, 2013 1:49:17 AM

7750 over 6670 anyday !

7750 consumes ~50W and at your resolution will play every single game that u will throw at it.

The 6670 needs more ~10W more than 7750.

Your 350 W should run it fine :)  Even if we must double check.

So post the spec of you PSU .
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2013 2:12:45 AM

at 1600x900 that's 7750 will do good for ya. but if you're willing to shell out a just a bit more. look for a 7790.
April 13, 2013 9:35:58 AM

Thanks for the input. I was kind of already leaning towards the card in the first link I posted above, but I was hoping not to have to spend quite as much. Here is the review I read up on that one:


So between the HIS Radeon HD7750 icooler and the HIS Radeon HD7750 IceQ, which do you think would be better?

April 13, 2013 9:50:09 AM

Actually, now that I've looked at it again, my PSU is only 300W. That may change things a little. Here is all the spec I could find on my desktop PC(tell me if I should get a PSU first):

Asus Essentio CM5571-BR003 Pentium Dual-Core E5400 2.7 GHz Desktop PC

General Features:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed w/CoA
Intel Pentium E5400 2.7 GHz dual-core processor
800 MHz FSB speed, 2 MB L2 cache
Intel P43/ICH10 chipset combination
Serial ATA DVD±RW DL drive
750 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 chipset
Integrated 7.1-channel High Definition audio
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
PCI Express 2.0 compliant
Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader

Supported Memory Cards:
CompactFlash (CF)
Micro Drive
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro)
Memory Stick Pro Duo (MS Pro Duo)
Memory Stick Duo (MS-Duo)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
MultiMediaCard 4.0 (MMC 4.0)
Reduced Size MultiMediaCard 4.0 (RS-MMC 4.0)
Secure Digital (SD)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)

Expansion Slots:
Four (4) DIMM sockets (occupied)
One (1) PCI Express x16 slot
One (1) PCI Express x1 slot
Six (6) Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Two (2) PCI slots

Front I/O Ports:
Three (3) Memory card slots
Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
One (1) Microphone In jack
One (1) Headphone In jack

Rear I/O Ports:
One (1) PS/2 port
Six (6) USB 2.0 ports
One (1) SPDIF out port
One (1) HDMI port
One (1) 15-pin VGA port
One (1) DVI-D (dual-link) port
One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet jack
Line in, line out, microphone jacks
Side, rear, c/sub audio jacks

Case Features:
Two (2) 5.25-inch external drive bays (one occupied)
Two (2) 3.5-inch internal drive bays (one occupied)
300-watt power supply (115V ~ 6A, 230V ~ 3A, 50/60 Hz)

a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2013 4:48:55 PM

Yes get the 7750. Ice Q would be better :) 
April 13, 2013 6:55:04 PM

Great. Thanks for the advice.
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April 13, 2013 7:10:10 PM

blackjak said:
Actually, now that I've looked at it again, my PSU is only 300W.

The Radeon HD 7750 is capable of running on an average quality 300w PSU. If you have a HP / Dell / Lenovo or other major name brand PC, then chances are you have at least an average quality PSU.