Hello. I've been considering updating my graphics card, but I'm not sure if it will be worth it.
I was just looking for some advice.
My PC is around 2 years old, I got it in late 2009.
AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 550 3.1Ghz
Gigabyte GA-M52L-S3P Motherboard
8GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM
XFX Radeon HD 4650 1GB PCI-E
640GB SATA II Hard Drive + 1TB External Hard Drive
LG Bluray Drive
ISO 480-PP Power Supply (420 watts I think)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
I'm using a widescreen monitor.. running in 1600x900
I know that this setup is outdated, obviously there's Quad Core now and DDR3, etc.
It runs games at lower/medium settings, occassionly higher if it's an older game. It's struggling quite a lot on some of the latest titles.
upgrade to a Radeon 6770 or a 6850 low profile card the xfx. 400w should power the 6770 but not sure about the 6850. Google the xfx 4650 and check out some of the sites. just make sure that your power supply will power what type of card you want. It also depends on how much you want to spend on the upgrade.
One more thing I prefer the Nvidia cards myself. The GTX 460 would work good for you also but it is not as good as the 6850. Toms hardwear has a site to compare GPU's.
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