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Which Graphics Card should i upgrade too? 120-150£ Budged.

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July 10, 2014 7:24:47 AM

Hey! not the best with computers hardware and how it all works so here is my PC info...

Motherboard - ASUSTeK - M5A78L-M/USB3
Processor - AMD FX Six-Core 3.52 GHz
RAM - 16GB
Grahpics Card - AMD 760G
Operating System - 64-bit
AC INPUT - 230VAC 10A 50-60Hz - Model - 550U

Seeing as how my current graphics card is built in and is an AMD, this mean i should use an AMD?

i have a budged of around 120-150

More about : graphics card upgrade 120 150 budged

a b À AMD
a c 171 V Motherboard
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 10, 2014 7:26:17 AM

What unit of currency is $200? USD? CAD? AUD?
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July 10, 2014 7:28:25 AM

USD 200$, just realized the site is .co.uk and i am English so... around 120-150£ if that helps...
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July 10, 2014 7:29:03 AM

You also need to list your PSU make/model. We wouldn't want to recommend a card that you wouldn't be able to power.

You don't need to use an AMD card just because your cpu is AMD (although at that price point AMD probably has the better offering atm)
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July 10, 2014 7:29:07 AM

look at getting yourself a Geforce GTX 750 or if you can a 760. You don't need to go AMD just because your CPU is AMD :) 
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July 10, 2014 7:41:15 AM

stokes1790 said:
You also need to list your PSU make/model. We wouldn't want to recommend a card that you wouldn't be able to power.

You don't need to use an AMD card just because your cpu is AMD (although at that price point AMD probably has the better offering atm)


Ok so...

AC INPUT - 230VAC 10A 50-60Hz
Model - 550U

Also it says 550W in red.. ( not sure if relevent )
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a b À AMD
a c 171 V Motherboard
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 10, 2014 7:44:37 AM

What brand is it?
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July 10, 2014 7:51:00 AM

Miller93 said:
stokes1790 said:
You also need to list your PSU make/model. We wouldn't want to recommend a card that you wouldn't be able to power.

You don't need to use an AMD card just because your cpu is AMD (although at that price point AMD probably has the better offering atm)


Ok so...

AC INPUT - 230VAC 10A 50-60Hz
Model - 550U

Also it says 550W in red.. ( not sure if relevent )

Assuming its a reputable brand, I would recommend a 270x or 280. At the moment I believe AMD has better price/performance in that price range. The comparable Nvidia cards, as said above, are the 750 and 760, but they are both ~$30 more expensive for equivalent performance (Unless AMD prices spiked again in the past few days....)

edit: I looked, the 280 and 760 are within 10-15 of each other, so its mainly a wash.
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July 10, 2014 7:52:19 AM

ksham said:
What brand is it?


All info on the sticker..

ATX12V P4

EN60950 ( PFC )

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a b À AMD
a c 171 V Motherboard
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 10, 2014 7:56:53 AM

None of that information is relevant. Maybe take a picture for each side and upload them?

But if it's not branded, then I wouldn't trust it and I highly suggest replacing it.
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July 10, 2014 7:58:34 AM

Reply too, stokes1790

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti - 130£ on Ebay
MSI GeForce GTX 760 - About 180£.. Ebay

Guessing that 760 is "newer"? and about 50£ or so more expensive i might go for the 760 as i am guessing its better..



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July 10, 2014 8:18:17 AM

Miller93 said:
Reply too, stokes1790

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti - 130£ on Ebay
MSI GeForce GTX 760 - About 180£.. Ebay

Guessing that 760 is "newer"? and about 50£ or so more expensive i might go for the 760 as i am guessing its better..




Miller93 said:
Found this site for the GTX 760.. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=d4&qq=1&...

The information on the left hand side titled " Video Card " has thrown me out.. if there a specific one or they all the same just different models?


the 750ti is actually the newer card, in both release date and architecture. The 760 is a rebranded 670, so its on Keplar which is almost 3 years old at this point.

I was directing you towards the AMD offerings in those price ranges though. The r9 270x and the r9 280.

Yes the 760 is better than the 750 ti in performance, but the r9 280 trades blows with the 760 and is usually cheaper, looks like you aren't in the US though based on your currency so I can't say for sure which is cheaper in your area.
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July 10, 2014 8:24:16 AM

Reply too, stokes1790

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti - 130£ ( 222$ USD ) Ebay
MSI GeForce GTX 760 - About 180£ ( 308$ usd ) Ebay

MSI AMD Radeon R9 280X - 180£+ ( $300+ USD ) Ebay ( Possibly i might get )
Radeon R9 270X - 160+£ ( $273 usd ) Ebay

Decisons... Decisions.. to which one


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July 10, 2014 8:36:23 AM

The Nvidia cards will be quieter and better on the power draw. Ends up costing a lot less when you start considering your power bill.

Plus they actually perform better when you are gaming ;) 
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July 10, 2014 8:52:52 AM

MightyBoyGaming said:
The Nvidia cards will be quieter and better on the power draw. Ends up costing a lot less when you start considering your power bill.

Plus they actually perform better when you are gaming ;) 


Ok much things to consider...

I mainly want a new graphics card only for Arma 3... as i have an Xbox one and don't play PC Games.
I want to put the money on something that might benefit me, if i chose to get more PC games.
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July 10, 2014 1:23:33 PM

MightyBoyGaming said:
The Nvidia cards will be quieter and better on the power draw. Ends up costing a lot less when you start considering your power bill.

Plus they actually perform better when you are gaming ;) 


Your posts seem a tad biased, and I've exclusively used nvidia cards in my personal machines for the past 10 years. A good, or even decent, 3rd party cooler will eliminate noise issues and isn't going to increase price much compared to a reference card. And wattage differences are not going to be visible on your electric bill, the efficiency of your PSU is a much larger factor in that.

Once Maxwell hits I would not be surprised if Nvidia again pulls ahead in efficiency, if the 750 ti is an indication, but at the moment things are comparable.

But all that said, if prices are equal or close to equal, I personally prefer nvidia. You can look at the games you plan on playing primarily and see which company had preferred support.
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July 10, 2014 7:05:36 PM

So basically I'm really biased, but you end up agreeing with exactly what I said.

Good game, sir, good game.
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