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Buying a new graphics card. need advice

Good Day.
I have an APU A6 7400k 3.5ghz Processor. Mobo is an A68HM-k. 8GB RAM. And a 700watt PSU.
So basically I've been using the A6's GPU up until now which is an r5. Im planning to buy a GTX 750 TI GPU. Im a noob at this sort of thing and I would like to ask you guys for advice and feedback whether the 750 ti is compatible with my current components, along with its drawbacks.

Replies would be much appreciated. TY
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  1. don't see why it would not work but if you wil be satisfied or not that a user experience and personal preference thing ?

    I got a 980 ti and a older hd 7850 they do a fine job for what they are for me

    only drawback I see [and not a real bad one ] is its just a older series card not a performance monster but should still do the job well for what it is .. its poplar and look at the rest of the series all near if not long gone [ like 780 770 ] but the tried and solid 750's are still around to buy today near every ware and cheap

    matter of fact the only 700 card offered at newegg today?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007709 600451269

    must be something to that lot of folks still buy and use that card and are happy with them

    good luck
  2. Best answer
    You are compatible.

    Your APU has relatively good graphics.
    It is not clear to me how much better a GTX750ti is by comparison.
    If there is any drawback, it is that you may not perform enough better to be satisfied.
    If you buy a EVGA GTX750ti, you will have a 90 day free trade up option for a stronger card.
    Check the evga web site for details.
    If you are graphics limited, buy the strongest graphics card you feel comfortable paying for.

    If you are cpu limited, there are no good cpu upgrades available for your motherboard.

    Here are some tests you can do:
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    To help clarify your CPU/GPU options, run these two tests:

    a) Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
    If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
    If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

    b) Limit your cpu, either by reducing the OC, or, in windows power management, limit the maximum cpu% to something like 70%.
    Go to control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/processor power management/maximum processor state/
    This will simulate what a lack of cpu power will do.
    Conversely what a 30% improvement in core speed might do.

    You should also experiment with removing one core. You can do this in the windows msconfig boot advanced options option. You will need to reboot for the change to take effect. Set the number of processors to less than you have.
    This will tell you how sensitive your games are to the benefits of many cores.

    If your FPS drops significantly, it is an indicator that your cpu is the limiting factor, and a cpu upgrade is in order.

    It is possible that both tests are positive, indicating that you have a well balanced system, and both cpu and gpu need to be upgraded to get better gaming FPS.
    -------------------------------------------------------------
  3. ''If your FPS drops significantly, it is an indicator that your cpu is the limiting factor, and a cpu upgrade is in order''

    yes you do see that with the APU's but theres not much to upgrade to in fm in the long run
    like you see this with games like csgo here a lot and the APU chips

    overall on average you should be fine

    good luck
  4. geofelt said:
    You are compatible.

    Your APU has relatively good graphics.
    It is not clear to me how much better a GTX750ti is by comparison.
    If there is any drawback, it is that you may not perform enough better to be satisfied.
    If you buy a EVGA GTX750ti, you will have a 90 day free trade up option for a stronger card.
    Check the evga web site for details.
    If you are graphics limited, buy the strongest graphics card you feel comfortable paying for.

    If you are cpu limited, there are no good cpu upgrades available for your motherboard.

    Here are some tests you can do:
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    To help clarify your CPU/GPU options, run these two tests:

    a) Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
    If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
    If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

    b) Limit your cpu, either by reducing the OC, or, in windows power management, limit the maximum cpu% to something like 70%.
    Go to control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/processor power management/maximum processor state/
    This will simulate what a lack of cpu power will do.
    Conversely what a 30% improvement in core speed might do.

    You should also experiment with removing one core. You can do this in the windows msconfig boot advanced options option. You will need to reboot for the change to take effect. Set the number of processors to less than you have.
    This will tell you how sensitive your games are to the benefits of many cores.

    If your FPS drops significantly, it is an indicator that your cpu is the limiting factor, and a cpu upgrade is in order.

    It is possible that both tests are positive, indicating that you have a well balanced system, and both cpu and gpu need to be upgraded to get better gaming FPS.
    -------------------------------------------------------------


    Thanks for the response. Truth is I'm trying to play cpu intensive games so i wasn't sure whether to invest in processors or GPU. And yeah my mobo is only compatible with FM2+. So should I go with the AMD FM2+ A10-7860K (3.6HZ) PROCESSOR (has an integ r7 GPU) or go with the GTX 750 TI?
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