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Looking for low power Graphics Card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 2, 2010 7:48:38 PM

I am looking fora low power PCI 2.0 x16 graphics card to upgrade my dell with. I was wondering if there are any cards that use low power but can still pack a punch and be good for gaming. I think it only have a 300 watt PSU and I would prefer to get a videocard without having to upgrade the PSU.
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 8:14:37 PM

With a Dell 300W psu, you should be able to run a radeon HD 5670 and be able to run games at decent settings. They're only about $80. What is your budget?
April 2, 2010 8:15:04 PM

Preferably under 100, going to check that out
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 8:17:26 PM

the 5670 is about the most powerful GPU you'll be close to running with that PSU. I wouldn't even think about going any higher powered than that.
April 2, 2010 8:20:57 PM

Okay, thanks, I don't know why I ever bought a dell
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 8:21:33 PM

Haha- we've all done it at some point:-)
Edit: and then we learn better and never do it again!
April 2, 2010 8:23:02 PM

Also, which would you recommend, should I get a GT 240 and also upgrade my PSU or just get the 5670, going to be using it for gaming
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 8:41:53 PM

5670 is faster than the GT240. And yes- $44 will let you use any of the 5000 series ATI cards, though for $100 or less, the 5670 is still about the best you are gonna do. The next step is the 5750 which is in the $120-130 range, at which point you might as well just to $150 for the 5770.
May 15, 2010 5:31:05 PM

Im probably about to buy one, and they all say minimum of 400 watt power supply required, you guys sure it will run with my dell?