I am looking to get a new graphics card for my computer. It is a Dell p6300uk. It has an AthlonII X2 215 ® 2.7 GHz (65W) and runs off onboard graphics. I would like to get a graphics card for it where I can smoothly run portal, minecraft, Deus Ex :Human Revolutions, and maybe guild wars 2 when it comes out at low settings. I was thinking of getting a 5670, and upgrading my PSU but I'm unsure of wether this would be worth it. My budget for a new graphics card and psu it £70 (pounds). Thanks in advance for any advice
can you make a build by your own, its easy, if you can, please tell your whole budget.
it will cost lower than the dell one.
an athlon ii x2 is not a gaming cpu, games nowadays are taking adwantage of more than three cores.
Yes 6670 is more than enough for low end gaming.
A couple of months back even I suggested one of my friend to use a ATI 5670 instead of onboard graphics for some moderate gaming.
I would suggest you should go with AMD 6670 1GB.
The is p6300uk actually an HP Pavilion. Here is a thread with someone using an HD5570 in a system with the same motherboard; http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Supported...
All HD5570 where 2.1 I believe so 2.1 cards like the HD6670 should be fine. If you do get an HD6670 make sure it is a DDR5 model like the one Yummerz linked.
If what you linked to is his machine then that is a PCI-E 1.0 slot the chipset is an Nvidia Nforce 4 series chipset (Nforce 430 /w 6150 GPU) that came out in the early PCI-E days so it is 1.0. This will be a huge upgrade for him.
If you have a problem finding out what is on the board seach for information on the chipset instead as that will likely tell you what the motherboard has on it. With the exception of addon chips.