Built my new system a year ago and the pretty much the only thing i didnt improve was the graphics card.
I knew i was going to get a new one in time but didnt really need one at the time with games i was playing.
Now with ARMA 3 loaded up and Rome2 coming as well as possibly more demanding games next year, im in need of an upgrade. ARMA3 especially struggles to get above 30fps on standard settings and i want to increase the draw distance.
Currently i play CK2, civ5, sim city, rfactor2, but looking to more demanding games in the future as i wont be getting a new console.
Intel i5 3450
120gb SSD + other hard drive
gigabyte z77 motherboard
current graphics card: HD radeon 4550 or some numbers close to this. bought for about £40 2-3 years ago.
I also have a fairly small monitor 20inch 1366x768 res
Graphics card would have to be compatible with monitor upgrade although not for a while.
I am not bothered about maxing out any games, but want to get the best value graphics card for my system and games, looking to spend under £100 but would stretch if the value was worth it.
Doesn't appear to be anything wrong with it. If i were you, I'd get it.
You'll get varying opinions of course, but with AMD cards, I believe Sapphire is
the best overall Mfg.
Yes, the 2g vram is preferable. Several gamers have posted on here that they are using
1.7g of vram with some games, and as new games come out, I'm sure many will utilize 2g or more.
GDDR5 is much faster vram than GDDR3.