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Cheapest graphic card to run Skyrim

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 30, 2012 6:56:13 AM

I want to know the cheapest GPU available that can run Skyrim, maybe on medium/high setting smoothly?

Intel Pentium D 820 2.80GHz Dual Core
3GB DDR2 Memory
ASRock G14M-VS2 Mobo
500w PSU
Current GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4350

I know my GPU and CPU sucks. I'm still a student so It's all I can afford for now. Haha. Any advice?

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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 7:14:30 AM

a c 92 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 7:24:40 AM

your cpu is really weak and should be upgraded if you want to run skyrim on anything but low
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a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 9:05:47 AM

If you need to upgrade for skyrim, consider this new TH's article:

Picking A Sub-$200 Gaming CPU: FX, An APU, Or A Pentium?

This article shows that Pentium G630 @Stock is able overcome the FX-8120 @4.2GHZ (G630 is 3 fps better at min fps) at the game you want to play, this open a very cheap path upgrade for you. (And this test is at Ultra setting, @1080p, all maxed, FXAA, 8x AA, 16x AF...)

Intel Pentium G630 Sandy Bridge - $79.99
GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 - $52.99
Patriot Signature 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $17.99
HIS H667FS1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB - $74.99 + $6.98 Shipping ($59.99 after mail-in rebate card)

Couldn't you assemble it?

Roughly: USD 220,00 with shipping and mail-in rebate
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 9:12:20 AM

You'll need a new CPU, no doubt, but don't go for ATI, their drivers for skyrim are being soooo buggy atm. Look at GTS450/GTX550ti sorta area. Or a GTX460 if you can.
February 2, 2012 1:52:04 PM

Best answer selected by darkviper28.
a c 274 U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 2:10:47 PM

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