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What graphics card would be my best option for an upgrade?

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May 22, 2012 6:14:29 AM

I'm considering upgrading the graphics card in my system to get a bit more out of my games.

I'm primarily concerned with getting higher fps on Diablo 3 atm and currently have my graphic settings set to low on everything (AA off, V-Sync ON) and at 1280x720 and I'm seeing about 20-30 fps on average.

It's pretty choppy sometimes and I'd like to run it smoothly with the graphics settings higher and get some decent fps.

My system specs are:

Windows 7 64bit
HP a6235x
Chipset: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Motherboard Name: MCP61PM-HM
Athlon 64 X2 (W) 6000+ 3.0 GHz (89W)
Power Supply: Dynex DX-400WPS
500 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) 7200 rpm
ATI Radeon HD 4550 512mb
3 GB DDR2 SDRAM
LG 2453V 1080p monitor

I don't want to invest to much into this machine and would prefer to spend $100 or less.

All replies and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt
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May 22, 2012 7:01:40 AM

If you are willing to spend up a little, this is the card I would recommend.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are determined to go less than $100, this card is about as much as you can get, performance wise.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Radeon 6670 is a bit more powerful than the GT 440, but the 440 has a larger frame buffer, which you will benefit from with a 1080p display.
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May 22, 2012 7:10:41 AM

hd 7750 will be good to run that game even on 1080p with aa off with 20-30 fps.:) 
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May 22, 2012 7:18:14 AM

sunnk said:
hd 7750 will be good to run that game even on 1080p with aa off with 20-30 fps.:) 


Ah, forgot the 7750. That might be your best bet, since it requires no 6 or 8-pin auxiliary power from your power supply, which is nice. Performance for the 7750 is still less than the 6790 though, but so are the temps and power draw.
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