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Graphics card for 530s that will allow me to play Diablo 3?

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April 20, 2012 2:24:20 AM

Computer Details:

Dell Inspiron 530s (Desktop)
Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
3 GB RAM
Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Diablo 3 minimum requirements require a NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better. My question being can I find a low-profile graphics card that will run Diablo 3, assuming that I have no power/overheating issues with the new card? My Dell is a desktop with the slim casing and can't fit a full-size graphics card.
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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 4:08:40 AM
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+1 for the SAPPHIRE 100326LP Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

Your PSU will be fine !

FROM PC MAG
" Both the 6570 and the 6670 are designed to use minimal power; according to AMD, the 6570 has a TDP of 44 watts (and uses only 10 watts when idle) and the 6670's TDP is 66 watts (and 12 watts while idling). In addition, both cards are designed for 512MB-1GB of RAM, though the 6570 can be stocked with either DDR3 or GDDR5 and the 6670 uses the faster GDDR5 exclusively."
April 20, 2012 5:57:12 PM

Awesome, thanks for all the responses. I'll check out the 6670 and let you guys know how it runs... Of course I'll have to wait until the 15th to know for sure about running Diablo 3.
April 20, 2012 6:10:53 PM

Lol, wow... Guess I'll need to get that card quickly!
April 20, 2012 6:14:57 PM

One more thing... A user in another forum mentioned that I have a "1 PCIe x 16" graphics slot available. Will this be compatible with the 6570 and 6670?
a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 6:16:22 PM

Yup, that's the correct slot for modern GPUs
April 28, 2012 12:21:22 AM

Best answer selected by cdaddy4321.
April 28, 2012 12:43:29 AM

I ran beta with a GeForce GTX 550Ti and it ran smooth (mostly @ 60-70 fps) however, the frames drastically declined when I was in a full game in rooms with lots of mobs and spells going off, down to about 20ish fps. You could really feel it hang. For me this isn't good enough and I will upgrading to a higher end GPU to handle the mass crowds and effects in game. Diablo 3 is a GPU hog and I'd recommend investing in a GPU that isn't so minimal. Solo play you will probably be fine, but you will most likely need to party at some point and thats when you will see the fps problems :\
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