Have ATI Radeon HD 5450 Need Upgrade

This is my setup:

Name FHX2300 on ATI Radeon HD 5450
Current Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution 1920x1040 pixels
State enabled, primary
Monitor Width 1920
Monitor Height 1080
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
ATI Radeon HD 5450
GPU Cedar
Device ID 1002-68F9
Subvendor Sapphire/PCPartner (174B)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Voltage 1.000 V
Die Size 40 nm²
Release Date Feb 4, 2010
DirectX Support 11.0
OpenGL Support 5.0
Bios Core Clock 650.00
Bios Mem Clock 800.00
Core Voltage 1.000 V
BIOS Version 113-BAE14501-018
ROPs 4
Shaders 80 unified
Memory Type DDR2
Bus Width 32x2 (64 bit)
Pixel Fillrate 2.6 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate 0.0 GTexels/s
Noise Level Quiet
Max Power Draw 20 Watts
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1
Version 3.2.9606 Compatibility Profile Context
Vendor ATI Technologies Inc.
Renderer ATI Radeon HD 5450
GLU Version Microsoft Corporation

Please note I am NOT hardware savvy. I could be considered a hard core gamer and just got BattleField 3 and Anno 2070. Both games will run however BattleField 3 lags. Time to replace the graphics card. What do you recommend that is less then $100. I was looking at this

Here is some other info:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
Thuban 45nm Technology
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gateway DX4320 (CPU 1)

The research I was doing told me that i would need a "450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended" and I said what the heck is that. :(
Please Help!
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  1. well im getting a new pc and i stumble apon the hd6870 and has loads of good reviews and people saying its amazaing for the price wich is round about £130-£170 and can run game like battlefield 3 good settings with the right cpu which you do :)
  2. I was thinking would it be better to crossfire two AMD HD 5450 cards together. Would that give a better performance boost. I am looking for something under $100. I also do not mind going over to Nvidia.
  3. Your Power supply what brand and what size is it? A good PSU will run you about 50 to 60 dollars. Then the card you are looking at will help do the trick not sure if you can play on High though.
  4. For under $100, the best card is the Radeon HD 6770 which is $90 after rebate.


    However, you need indicate what power supply you have before you can buy a video card.
  5. joeman99 said:
    I was thinking would it be better to crossfire two AMD HD 6450 cards together. Would that give a better performance boost. I am looking for something under $100. I also do not mind going over to Nvidia.

    stick to AMD/ATI because they make better low end cards than Nvidia. You could cross fire but again the power supply need to know
  6. Sorry for not posting it.

    Power Suppy

    LiteON PS-6301-08A
    300 watts

    I will stick to ATI if they are cheaper. Also have computer powered off and open at the moment.

    Also would prefer frys or microcenter as a store.

    And I will NOT be over clocking.
  7. That power supply is no good here are some that are really good



    these are what you need run the nice cards you want. Good Luck to you
  8. I need a upgraded power suppy but is this card still the best for my money (100$) http://www.frys.com/product/6640454?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
  9. Yes to your question on the HD6770 or you could get what jaguar is linking you to. Any of the PSU that we have linked you to is also good. So now it is up to you on what you want to do. I wish you good luck on this.
  10. @@jaguarskx: i m unable to find the process of rebate..plz explain..
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