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August 18, 2014 3:50:26 AM

what is the best compatible card for this PC model ? EMX-MCP61M-icafe, please help me guys.

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a c 136 U Graphics card
August 18, 2014 4:01:41 AM

I can't find any detailed specifications for this machine.
The limiting factors are usually the included power supply and the space available to install a video card.
The GTX 750 Ti is the fastest card that will work in most systems with low end power supplies or limited space.
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August 18, 2014 4:20:20 AM

VincentP said:
I can't find any detailed specifications for this machine.
The limiting factors are usually the included power supply and the space available to install a video card.
The GTX 750 Ti is the fastest card that will work in most systems with low end power supplies or limited space.

I have a really old PC
AMD athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processorm, MMX, 3Dnow (2 CPUs), 3.0GHz
2016MB RAM

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a c 136 U Graphics card
August 18, 2014 4:28:05 AM

The GTX 750 Ti is probably the fastest card you can get for your system, but it is probably overkill.
If you can pick up an R7 250 or HD 7750 cheaper these should be good options for your system.
Try to get a GDDR5 version of any of these cards. Don't buy a GDDR3 version even if it has more video memory.
The GDDR5 versions are typically 1GB. Any 2GB GDDR3 versions are not as good.
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August 18, 2014 4:35:12 AM

VincentP said:
The GTX 750 Ti is probably the fastest card you can get for your system, but it is probably overkill.
If you can pick up an R7 250 or HD 7750 cheaper these should be good options for your system.
Try to get a GDDR5 version of any of these cards. Don't buy a GDDR3 version even if it has more video memory.
The GDDR5 versions are typically 1GB. Any 2GB GDDR3 versions are not as good.


so I`ll go for R7 250 or HD 7750 ? these 2 are my options ?
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a c 136 U Graphics card
August 18, 2014 4:56:06 AM

Both these cards have an AMD chipset and would be good options.
From Nvidia you have the GT 740 which has similar performance, slightly highr power draw and a slightly higher price.
The GT 730 from Nvidia should be cheaper and isn't too bad.
The HD 7730 from AMD is a little slower again.

These are all fairly new cards. If you are looking at older models second hand or that might still be in stock at some stores, the AMD HD 5670, 6670 or Nvidia GT 640 would be OK, with similar performance to the HD 7730.

Again, with any of these cards get a GDDR5 version if you can.
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August 18, 2014 5:06:34 AM

VincentP said:
Both these cards have an AMD chipset and would be good options.
From Nvidia you have the GT 740 which has similar performance, slightly highr power draw and a slightly higher price.
The GT 730 from Nvidia should be cheaper and isn't too bad.
The HD 7730 from AMD is a little slower again.

These are all fairly new cards. If you are looking at older models second hand or that might still be in stock at some stores, the AMD HD 5670, 6670 or Nvidia GT 640 would be OK, with similar performance to the HD 7730.

Again, with any of these cards get a GDDR5 version if you can.


okay , is GDDR5 really that important ?
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a c 136 U Graphics card
August 18, 2014 5:20:58 AM

bountythehunter said:
VincentP said:
Both these cards have an AMD chipset and would be good options.
From Nvidia you have the GT 740 which has similar performance, slightly highr power draw and a slightly higher price.
The GT 730 from Nvidia should be cheaper and isn't too bad.
The HD 7730 from AMD is a little slower again.

These are all fairly new cards. If you are looking at older models second hand or that might still be in stock at some stores, the AMD HD 5670, 6670 or Nvidia GT 640 would be OK, with similar performance to the HD 7730.

Again, with any of these cards get a GDDR5 version if you can.


okay , is GDDR5 really that important ?


The GDDR5 cards will have more than twice the memory bandwidth of a GDDR3 card.
Any GDDR3 card will be much slower.
It is only offered as an option on low end cards. Higher range cards come only with GDDR5.
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August 18, 2014 5:27:50 AM

VincentP said:
bountythehunter said:
VincentP said:
Both these cards have an AMD chipset and would be good options.
From Nvidia you have the GT 740 which has similar performance, slightly highr power draw and a slightly higher price.
The GT 730 from Nvidia should be cheaper and isn't too bad.
The HD 7730 from AMD is a little slower again.

These are all fairly new cards. If you are looking at older models second hand or that might still be in stock at some stores, the AMD HD 5670, 6670 or Nvidia GT 640 would be OK, with similar performance to the HD 7730.

Again, with any of these cards get a GDDR5 version if you can.


okay , is GDDR5 really that important ?


The GDDR5 cards will have more than twice the memory bandwidth of a GDDR3 card.
Any GDDR3 card will be much slower.
It is only offered as an option on low end cards. Higher range cards come only with GDDR5.


Is it okay if I`ll buy GTX 660 ?
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a c 136 U Graphics card
August 18, 2014 5:32:37 AM

All the cards I have recommended draw about 60W and are powered just off the PCI-E slot.
The GTX 660 draws 140W, which means you need a power supply with a PCI-E power connector and a +12V rail rated for at least 30A or 360W and also a case that can fit the card to start with and move the heat from this card.
More than likely not suitable.
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August 18, 2014 5:35:11 AM

VincentP said:
All the cards I have recommended draw about 60W and are powered just off the PCI-E slot.
The GTX 660 draws 140W, which means you need a power supply with a PCI-E power connector and a +12V rail rated for at least 30A or 360W and also a case that can fit the card to start with and move the heat from this card.
More than likely not suitable.


thank you sir. :)  helped alot
can these cards allow me to play Dota 2 in high settings ? , I guess with this PC I cant play it in Ultra so im aiming for high
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a c 136 U Graphics card
August 18, 2014 6:08:44 AM

bountythehunter said:
VincentP said:
The HD 7750, R7 250 or GT 740 would be very good for this.
The slower cards may drop below 30 FPS with high settings.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/dota-2-performance-...


THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR ! I WILL TAKE THIS CHANCE TO SAY THANK YOU :) ))))


No problems. Have fun with your new card.
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