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I need a upgrade from GeForce GT 220

Time of this report: 10/27/2013, 18:14:44
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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio XPS 8100
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8120MB RAM
Page File: 10093MB used, 6143MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Hey guys, I want some input from the community on what kind of upgrade i can make towards my GPU. I play lots of games from Steam, LoL, D3, and recently I started playing Warface. But the best I could play on was low graphics, which sucked.. So I really want to change that. My budget would be probably around $150-200? I really have no idea how much a decent gpu replacement would cost.

***I'm sorry, my budget is actually $150, not $200.

Thanks for all the feedback everyone! I'm going to get Radeon HD 7790
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  1. Might look to a 7850, or 7870
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Might look to a 7850, or 7870


    Can you offer another cheaper alternative?
  3. Best answer
    Your choices will be somewhat limited because your Dell only has a 350w PSU. The best card would be the following Radeon HD 7790 for $99 after rebate.

    PowerColor TurboDuo AX7790
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131491
  4. i had the same card i upgrade to a gtx 460. Although it is a bit old, it has dx11 (which the gt 220 doesnt) and is more powerful than gtx 650 or 650 ti (search it on hwcompare.com). Now, it costs around $80-100. You could grab a bargain and maybe run two in sli (although you would have to upgrade your psu and im not sure your motherboard supports sli). So, i run bf3 on high with 60 fps with one gtx 460 1Gb and ultra with around 45 fps, so this card is definitely worth considering.
  5. If you can deal with rebates:

    Radeon HD 7870 for $140 after rebate:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

    Corsair 600w PSU for $50 after rebate:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139045
  6. Abdul0 said:
    i had the same card i upgrade to a gtx 460. Although it is a bit old, it has dx11 (which the gt 220 doesnt) and is more powerful than gtx 650 or 650 ti (search it on hwcompare.com). Now, it costs around $80-100. You could grab a bargain and maybe run two in sli (although you would have to upgrade your psu and im not sure your motherboard supports sli). So, i run bf3 on high with 60 fps with one gtx 460 1Gb and ultra with around 45 fps, so this card is definitely worth considering.


    Is this what you're referring to?
    http://www.ebay.com/bhp/geforce-gtx-460
  7. jaguarskx said:
    If you can deal with rebates:

    Radeon HD 7870 for $140 after rebate:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

    Corsair 600w PSU for $50 after rebate:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139045


    I'm not really tech savvy at all, but you're saying if I decide to purchase 7870, i would need to upgrade my psu as well?
  8. Yes thats a good deal, but try auctioning for one as you will usually save a couple of bucks. Also, the 460 is 256 bit which means it is very fast, for example the gtx 660 is only 192 bit (the morebits the faster). If your a bit unsure try searching youtube for something like "gtx 460 gaming".
  9. _leoo said:


    I'm not really tech savvy at all, but you're saying if I decide to purchase 7870, i would need to upgrade my psu as well?


    Yes, you will need to upgrade the PSU if you want to install the Radeon HD 7850. You don't exactly need a 600w PSU for it, but the one I recommended costs less than the 500w version with the rebate.

    If you do not want to upgrade the PSU, then go with the Radeon HD 7790.
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