Low/mid-level GPU solution Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Graphics Product Last response: April 25, 2010 2:43 AM in Graphics & Displays Share mcdolphinburger April 25, 2010 1:31:09 AM Hey Graphics, I'm shopping for a new GPU. I'm currently running this ancient setup: - Athlon X2 5200+ - 2gb DDR2 @ 667 - GeForce 7950 GT I like the ATI 5770 512 mb, but would its performance be significantly limited by the CPU and memory? I usually run at 1680x1050 and I'm willing to compromise on detail. Maybe the 4850 at $100 is a better short term solution? I'm planning to add another 2gb of memory, but I'm a starving college student and I really don't wanna do a whole rebuild to an AM3 system... Any advice welcome. More about : low mid level gpu solution rolli59 a c 913 U Graphics card April 25, 2010 1:36:02 AM The HD5770 would do fine but saving $50 for a student is important so the HD4850 is a great performance/$ at $100. mcdolphinburger April 25, 2010 2:08:09 AM Thanks. I know this belongs in a different forum, but would this be a cost-effective performance upgrade in the long-run, or am I better off just upgrading to a AM3 board? Related resources Home Office + Stat Modeling, ~$1000 - Forum New Build - General Home + Statistical Modeling - Forum Delayed shipments of Intel G965 chipset ... - Forum A new card for a mid-range PC - Forum Need help picking single GPU solution - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card April 25, 2010 2:29:59 AM i would upgrade your GPU first, then upgrade the CPU, mobo, and RAM (going to AM3 you would have to do all three) mcdolphinburger April 25, 2010 2:32:44 AM ct1615 said:i would upgrade your GPU first, then upgrade the CPU, mobo, and RAM (going to AM3 you would have to do all three) Even so, do you think keeping the current AM2 setup and upgrading to 4gb DDR2 would be worth the $50 in the short-run? ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card April 25, 2010 2:43:35 AM i would save your $50 or invest it in a better video card you can carry over to your new PC Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest solution for GPU fan replacment ForumBest single GPU solution ? ForumGPU overheating ? need solution ForumLooking for the best gpu solution @~$1500 ForumBest bang for the buck!! Gpu Solution ! Forum$450-500 Budget GPU Solution ForumExternal GPU Solution ForumExternal GPU Solution ForumTrying to find the Best GPU Solution for my build ForumBest Single GPU Solution ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? ForumIs there a benefit from getting a discrete GPU for non-gaming computer ForumHelp upgrading a Laptop GPU Forum[Solved] Mixing nVidia GPU with ATI Mobo ForumGpu info 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 !