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Upgrade for Nvidia 7600GT

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December 31, 2011 5:45:23 AM

Hey guys, my 7600GT graphics card died a few months ago, and I need a low cost replacement. I have a 7 year old pc that was used to play games and watch movies with an HDTV (over HDMI) at a custom resolution of about 2450 x 1300 (can't remember exact).

I was thinking of buying a radeon 6570 DDR3, but according to http://www.techarp.com/showarticle [...] =88&pgno=3 & http://www.techarp.com/showarticle [...] =88&pgno=7 it's a downgrade in some aspects, and a minor upgrade in others.

I'm looking for a cheap GFX upgrade for under $100, hoping that I can at least play DCUO, SWtor, and other games at medium settings.

Specs:

CPU: Intel® Pentium® D Processor 940 (3.2GHZ)

Memory: 2GB DDR2

Chipset: Intel® 945P

400W power supply by Delta Technologies

Thanks for your help!

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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 5:51:05 AM

your cpu wouldn't really be good enough to power anything much more than a 6570 which will be a lot more powerful than a 7600 gt...
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 1:16:09 PM

HD 6670 I think will be fine.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
December 31, 2011 1:29:18 PM

How is it a downgrade? You can't compare AMD and Nvidia cards directly.

Considering you have a P4, whatever cheap GPU you want to buy.
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December 31, 2011 1:58:12 PM

If you look at Tom's Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart, the 6570 is quite a few rungs above the 7600gt. It should be a good improvement. It would be even better with a more modern CPU. A low end Intel one like the i3 series or even the G series.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...
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December 31, 2011 2:17:29 PM

You links dont work for me, but a 6570 from a 7600GT? This is a nice upgrade. The problem is, neither one of them are regarded as a great gaming GPU, and running behind a P4 is certainly not going to help the 6570, but if you are looking for a comparable replacement better than what you had for a good price, this is not a bad choice.
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December 31, 2011 3:19:53 PM

even if u add an 6570 u will get a very bad experience in games..one of my friend has the similar type of computer as yours but his psu is 350w delta even he added an gt 220 he could not play counterstrike source or crysis at medium settings at 1333x768 res it was lagging like a hell so if u r going to change the gpu pls change with a cpu atleast a dual core to fit that card..
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