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My PC specs seem good. But it struggles to play high end games even on lowest settings.

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August 25, 2013 5:35:23 PM

SPECS

Gigabyte H61 USB 3.0 Motherboard Technology

Intel Core I5 3330 3.0ghz CPU

1tb Sata Hard Drive

8gb DDR3 1600mhz Memory

ATI Radeon 6450 1gb DDR3 with HDMI With Hyper Memory upto 2gb


Windows 8 Home Premium 64bit With Disc and License

24x Dual Layer Sata DVD Writer
500 Watt Branded Power Supply

(By high end games i mean like battlefield 3)

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August 25, 2013 5:42:37 PM

Assuming your playing at 1080p I would upgrade your video card. Playing the new top end games requires a hefty GPU. My rule has always been go with the best single card you can afford. You may need a 7000 series AMD gpu or 700 series nvidia to game at high settings. BF4 will be slightly higher requirements.
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August 25, 2013 5:53:44 PM

soldier44 said:
Assuming your playing at 1080p I would upgrade your video card. Playing the new top end games requires a hefty GPU. My rule has always been go with the best single card you can afford. You may need a 7000 series AMD gpu or 700 series nvidia to game at high settings. BF4 will be slightly higher requirements.


Thanks for the reply. Yes i looked more into my graphics card just now and found it is likely to be the part that is dragging my PC down. could you give me more detail on a compatible video card. (I'd be happy to spend around the £100 mark)
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August 29, 2013 9:18:55 AM

I'm just going to say now that for £100 you're not going to get that much better than what you have. If you want to be able to play Battlefield 3 at 60fps on max settings then I'd say go with this: http://www.ebuyer.com/525309-gigabyte-gtx-760-2gb-gddr5... this one even does Crysis 3 pretty well. Plus you get a free game with it worth £30.

Make sure your case can fit a bigger graphics card before you buy one though.

If you get something for £100 then you're probably going to be dissapointed unless you buy a high end card used (I would advise against this)

If you make the switch from ATI to Nvidia then make sure to completely uninstall the ATI drivers before installing the Nvidia drivers/
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