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Best graphics card for AMD Sempron 140?

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May 21, 2011 4:12:46 PM

Hi guys I want to add a graphic card to my PC with following specs.
Money is not an issue. I just want the best card which won't be bottle-necked by the CPU.
I'm going to use it mainly for gaming.
Currently I'm considering nvidia 9800GT or ATI HD 5670.

Name AMD Sempron 140
Core Speed 2942.7 MHz (overclocked)
Multiplier x FSB 13.5 x 218.0 MHz
HT Link speed 1089.9 MHz
Stock frequency 2700 MHz
Core Voltage 1.472V

Northbridge NVIDIA GeForce 7025 rev. A3
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce 630a rev. A2
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Channels Single
Memory Frequency 363.3 MHz (3:5)
NB Frequency 1743.8 MHz
Monitor Resolution 1024x768
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May 21, 2011 4:21:59 PM

Since money is no option you should consider a new CPU with that video card also.
If you do not want to buy a new PC then you can upgrade your current platform with a new dual/tri core cpu and a 5670 or similar from the 6000 series. At the resolution you mentioned you do not need to buy a faster video card than the ones you mentioned, just to add a better CPU.

Just reread your post, you also need at list 2 Gb of RAM minimum for games to work properly.

So you need RAM, CPU and a new video card.

CPU:
1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -triple core
2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -dual core or similar on socket AM3.
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May 21, 2011 4:31:18 PM

ionut19 said:
Since money is no option you should consider a new CPU with that video card also.
If you do not want to buy a new PC then you can upgrade your current platform with a new dual/tri core cpu and a 5670 or similar from the 6000 series. At the resolution you mentioned you do not need to buy a faster video card than the ones you mentioned, just to add a better CPU.

Just reread your post, you also need at list 2 Gb of RAM minimum for games to work properly.

So you need RAM, CPU and a new video card.


I'm saving for i7 rig. It will take a while. So do you have any GPU suggestions. I may consider upgrade RAM to 3 Gb.
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May 21, 2011 5:58:25 PM

Great price on the video card above. I just grabbed this up at Microcenter yesterday.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

But it has a 50 dollar rebate, if you allow them to keep 5 of the rebate, it goes to 45, so you pay 125 up front, but if you do the option of 45, you are supposed to have your rebate in 5-7 days.

Also, if you don't mind used.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUSTeK-COMPUTER-NVIDIA-GeForce-960...

Few of those floating. Maybe a used 9600gt for a stop gap. I agree with the dual core. The sempron may run ok.....but I bought far cry 2 to test out my new 450 with, and I've got an older Athlon x2 5400 at 2.8 ghz and 4 gb of ddr2, that setup actually maxes that game at 1680x1050. I think you would see some improvement. Sell your old parts on ebay or craigslist and then your upgrade does not hurt so bad.
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