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September 22, 2010 3:36:35 PM

Hi all,

This is my first post I have made and have come here after a friends recommendation. So please go easy on me :) 

My current system is :

Foxconn A6VMX (pci-e,pci-e x16)
Amd Athlon X2 dual core 4600+ 2.40ghz
4 gig memory
500gb sata hardrive
PNY Geforce 8400 GS 256mb
onboard sound (realtek HD)
running windows 7 beautifully @ 1280 x 1024 @ 60mhz refresh on a Neovo F-419 monitor.

Now, my system runs games like world of warcraft at a lovely 60fps (everything maxed) but i now this is an old game.

I have the Final Fantasy XIV beta installed and it runs at a painfully slow 3-5fps even in windowed mode with everything at minimum. Also games like Mafia II just simply refuse to run so i think it is time for an upgrade (video card wise).

Being disabled my budget is limited to £60 (and yes i know you get what you pay for) but i am looking for any recommendations of good cards that will sort of bring me up to date (video card wise).

I have no specific take on a particular brand so all recommendations greatfully recieved..

P.S i will be ordering from scan.co.uk or CCL or Maplins etc as i dont feel happy buying a video card off of ebay.

Many thanks Glenn

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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 3:42:41 PM

Yet to come out but your best option i reckon, some money saved for the PnP:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-5670-PCI-E-21...(x16)-4000MHz-GDDR5-GPU-775MHz-400-Cores-DisplayPort-DL-DVI-I-HDMI

Be sure your power supply can handle the card with the relevant connectors, wattage etc.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 3:45:12 PM

Yes, the 5670 is a good choice.
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September 22, 2010 4:04:22 PM

Thnaks for that recommend but i notice its pci-e 2.1 (x16). Am i right in presuming it would be backwardly compatable with my pci-e 1 (x16) and if so i would presume there would be a slight drop in performance due to that..
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 4:13:14 PM

Yes it is backward compatible, though there are some issues withe PCIe 2.1 in PCIe 1.So I would suggest that you look for a 5670 that is PCIE 2.0 version.
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