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February 22, 2012 2:27:52 AM

Hello, I was wondering if you guys could point me to the best graphics card for what I'm looking for.

Here's the computer I'm using:

It's running an A8-3800 2.4ghz processor with integrated radeon HD6550d. It only has a 300 watt psu, but I'm willing to upgrade. The computer has 1 PCI-E x16 and one PCI-E x1. I need the card to be able to fit in this machine.

I want the card for gaming (hopefully high settings). I play games like TF2, skyrim, battlefield 3, minecraft, cod, etc. My current setup can play TF2 and minecraft at the highest settings, but I haven't tried the other games on it yet. I was also wondering if I would be able to use the dedicated gpu, and the integrated one together (not necessary, but wouldn't it improve the performance even more?)

I would hope to spend around 100-150 for the graphics card, and then the extra for a bigger psu. Thank-you if you read all this and can help me :) 

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a c 191 U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 2:45:01 AM

Get yourself one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You woldn't have to upgrade the PSU, since these cards use so little power. The card should preform well in all of the games you want to play. I'm not sure if ATI uses the Hybrid Crossfire with the APU chips, but it would be interesting. Hybrid Crossfire switched between the discrete and the onboard for maximal power savings. You could also go for a 5670 or 6670, but lately those have been expensive and close to the price of the 7750, so its more worth it to get one of these.

Don't know about the 7750 and BF3, but it should run fine on reduced settings.
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February 22, 2012 4:08:06 AM

Deemo13 said:
Get yourself one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You woldn't have to upgrade the PSU, since these cards use so little power. The card should preform well in all of the games you want to play. I'm not sure if ATI uses the Hybrid Crossfire with the APU chips, but it would be interesting. Hybrid Crossfire switched between the discrete and the onboard for maximal power savings. You could also go for a 5670 or 6670, but lately those have been expensive and close to the price of the 7750, so its more worth it to get one of these.

Don't know about the 7750 and BF3, but it should run fine on reduced settings.


Oooo, Thank you so much. That is exactly the type of thing I was looking for!
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February 22, 2012 5:40:15 AM

Depending on the resolution you want to play. And the 7750 is more than enough! a 6670 might be just under.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 9:50:20 PM

I would recommend either, but the 7750 is just over $100, and the 6670, for the GDDR5 version is right under $100. I think the 7750 holds a better price/performance ratio at the moment. It would run better with BF3.

What other games do you play?

And Xerxcuss, you are right, if the monitor is less than 1440x900 or something then I would say 6670, if its above I would go with the 7750.
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