Upgrading Graphics Card? Tags: Nvidia OpenGL Graphics Product Last response: May 11, 2010 5:08 AM in Graphics & Displays Share kent_kurt May 10, 2010 12:52:41 PM Hi, I'm tired of my computer giving me poor 3D opengl performance for things like SketchUp, Rhino3D, Max etc. I've formulated my question accord to the forum sticky below. Cheers, APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 1,5 months BUDGET RANGE: Max USD $150 USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Rhino3d Modeling (OpenGL), SKetchup Modeling (OpenGL), Indesign, Illustrator, Autocad, Photoshop. Hardly ever game CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon X1950XT 256MB and ThermalTake KK450 (350w, 450w max) OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core2 6420 @ 2.13GHz, Asus P5B-E Plus, 4GB RAM, running XP now, upgrading to Win7 soon PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Will buy locally in Shanghai, China on Taobao PARTS PREFERENCES: NVIDIA only OVERCLOCKING: ? SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: More about : upgrading graphics card Niklas_13 May 10, 2010 12:58:25 PM Well for that budget in the US the best card you can get would be a HD 5770 m 0 l kent_kurt May 10, 2010 1:19:35 PM Hi niklas, But that's an ATI card, right? How about a Nvidia card? As I mentioned I'm not into gaming, but want to get better OpenGL support. My current ati isn't performing well in those applications. Cheers, m 0 l Related resources Help Upgrading Dell Inspiron 560s Graphics Card - Forum upgrading alienware graphics card - Forum Upgrading Graphics Card in Dell Desktop Inspiron 620 - Forum Upgrading graphics card - Forum Graphics card memory changed after upgrading to 64 bit Win7 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Niklas_13 May 10, 2010 11:09:15 PM maybe look into a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l wa1 a b Î Nvidia May 11, 2010 5:08:06 AM maybe GTS 250 will suffice... take a look at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading Graphics card or the whole system Forum Solvedupgrading graphics card help Forum SolvedUpgrading my pc, help choose a graphics card! Forum SolvedNeed advice on upgrading graphics card Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading my graphics card from GTX 760 to GTX 770 for gaming? Forum SolvedFinally upgrading Graphics card Forum SolvedConfused on upgrading my graphics card. Forum SolvedUpgrading Graphics Card Forum SolvedUpgrading graphics card and PSU Forum SolvedUpgrading graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Forum SolvedUpgrading graphics card Forum SolvedUpgrading Graphics Card, will it work? Forum SolvedUpgrading graphics card and having case problems. Forum SolvedUpgrading a new graphics card to a "old" pc? Forum SolvedUpgrading Graphics Card. What should I get? Forum 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 !