I want to upgrade my onboard graphics to a physical card, however, due to my power supply, my options are limited. This is mainly to play games like GTA 4 and such, however
I want a card that the game will look good on and not lag too much. Will this Radeon work? http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...
The problem is that the psu you have may be a generic type, you will be best to purchase a new good quality psu with better wattage and ampage.
Brands like Corsair, Antec and XFX make great quality psu's at an affordable price.
What is your budget and the rest of your system specs?
No, not really. I've heard complaints even with the lowest settings and a 5670. That game just isn't optimized for PC. You need to get at least a 6850 even if that means getting a better PSU. It may be cheaper just get a used XBox and a used copy of GTA 4
May 8, 2012 5:17:30 PM
Thats where my problemv arises. My computer is a Dell Optiplex 745 Desktop and I can't upgrade my PSU because Dell, being Dell, makes their PSUs unique in shape, pretty much cancelling out all other options. So I only have that one 280W crap-box.
Ah, well that sucks. Even though that PSU will not have a 6-pin PCI-E connector it should handle any card that draws power from the slot. Since you have a low profile case and there are no low profile 7750s yet the best you can do is the 6670.
It should suffer through GTA4 on low with a decent CPU. Of course, I don't know what CPU you have. If you have the older version of that Optiplex with a P4 I say don't even bother. Only upgrade this if you have an E6600 or better CPU.
With the minimum it would probably look at a slide show at times, and the recommended is only just playable. The 6670 with gddr5 is a pretty decent step up from the 3870 and as long as you have a decent CPU should suffer through low details well enough.