Thinking about upgrading the graphnics card Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: November 27, 2009 8:23 AM in Graphics & Displays Share arkons_71 November 25, 2009 6:30:28 PM Currently running a BFGTech GeForce 8600 gts but was thinking about upgrading. Also running a AMD Phenom II x2 Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P (only one pcie slot) and 4 gigis ddr3 ram. How much marginal performance can I expect with an upgrade to a sub $100 or a $100 - $200 card? Which would you recommend for both those price ranges? Thanks More about : thinking upgrading graphnics card anarchy4sale November 25, 2009 6:55:34 PM I think you could expect quiet a bit of performance increase. How fast is your x2? coozie7 a c 165 U Graphics card November 25, 2009 7:01:29 PM ^ Also monitor size and PSU specs, please. There is a huge difference between a 100 and 200 dollar card-They are not even in the same Solar system, yet alone on the same planet in terms of performance, or, in some cases, power consumption;) Related resources Thinking about upgrading card , suggestions? - Forum Thinking about upgrading . Suggestions highly aqppreciated! - Forum Thinking about upgrading my Graphics card , need advice - Forum Thinking about upgrading my GTS 250 - Forum Im thinking about upgrading my graphics card and power supply - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer arkons_71 November 25, 2009 9:39:31 PM 575 Watt PSU CPU is 3.1 GHZ Monitor is a 24 inch with native at 1920x1200 rolli59 a c 1308 U Graphics card November 25, 2009 9:45:28 PM 9800gt for a sub $100 but better still a HD4870 1GB can be picked up these days for about $150 and would work great with your resolution. xrodney November 26, 2009 12:45:36 PM I think 5770 for 160-190$ is best option, its slightly slower then 4890 but is more future-proof as it support DX11 and eyefinity is also nice option if want use multiple monitors in future. Mousemonkey a c 271 U Graphics card November 26, 2009 1:00:02 PM xrodney said:I think 5770 for 160-190$ is best option, its slightly slower then 4890 but is more future-proof as it support DX11 and eyefinity is also nice option if want use multiple monitors in future. You forgot to mention the (expensive) active display port adapter that may be required to be able to use Eyefinity. xrodney November 27, 2009 8:23:59 AM Mousemonkey said:You forgot to mention the (expensive) active display port adapter that may be required to be able to use Eyefinity. No i didnt. You need to use adapter only if you want use 3 displays (2 are fine/2xDVI/DVI+HDMI) and only if you dont have displayport on monitor (number of displays with displayport is growing). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumThinking about upgrading my computer. Need Opinions! ForumThinking about a Graphics Card Need Help! ForumThinking about upgrading a 560ti to a 670 ForumThinking about a new Graphics card , 680 GTX your thoughts ForumThinking about upgrading to 5970 or dual 5970's ForumThinking about upgrading my GPU ForumThinking about upgrading my mobo + CPU to sandy bridge on a budget ForumThinking about upgrading to a 7600 gt agp, need advice ForumThinking about upgrading ForumThinking about upgrading ... ForumThinking about upgrading my display ForumThinking about upgrading ForumASUS P5B system woes/ Thinking about upgrading ForumGT630 Synergy edition ?? Forum[Solved] WinXP 64 unexpected reboot after upgrading 8600GT to 9600GT More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !