Should I keep my graphic card or throw it away???

This is my current Graphic card, here's a link which shows it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131462

If you think it's not good for gaming ( games like GTA IV, the sims 3 with expantions, etc.) please suggest me a good, high performance, reliable graphic card.
my budget is around $150
I like Nvidia brand much better than AMD. So I don't want to buy an AMD again.

My MB is gigabyte P35 and my CPU is intel Core2Duo 2.4GHz ( I know its a total garbage)
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  1. What power supply do you have?
  2. power supply : ACBEL, atx 12v
  3. If your power supply is up to the task, I'd recommend GTX 460:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130750

    Note, it requires two 6-pin power connectors.

    It's the most powerful Nvidia card below $150.
  4. Do you know how much wattage your power supply has?
  5. The best Nvidia graphics card for under $150 is the GTX 460.
    EVGA is also one of the better Nvidia brands to buy from.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130750

    It just depends if your power supply is powerful enough to power it. A GTX460 requires a minimum of 450w.
  6. Sunius said:
    If your power supply is up to the task, I'd recommend GTX 460:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130750

    Note, it requires two 6-pin power connectors.

    It's the most powerful Nvidia card below $150.


    Yeah, It's great
  7. Ah my power supply is 431.5 W
  8. Yeah, your motherboard will be fine. You just need a PCI Express x16 slot which your motherboard has.
  9. If you did choose the GTX460 I'd recommend upgrading your power supply too, something like a Corsair CX500 would do fine.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  10. Gothams Finest said:
    If you did choose the GTX460 I'd recommend upgrading your power supply too, something like a Corsair CX500 this would do fine.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027


    Thanks for all your answers, they were really helpful. I'm just trying to play GTA IV, so I'll do anything , lol
  11. No worries.
  12. sarah_diamond said:
    This is my current Graphic card, here's a link which shows it:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131462

    If you think it's not good for gaming ( games like GTA IV, the sims 3 with expantions, etc.) please suggest me a good, high performance, reliable graphic card.
    my budget is around $150
    I like Nvidia brand much better than AMD. So I don't want to buy an AMD again.

    Its not AMD fault that you are disappointed with the 6570. It is a weak card and may have been bought with wrong expectations. There are other AMD cards suitable for your need but admittedly, at your budget & what's currently in the market, the 460 recommended is best bet.
    But in any case, even if you do not like AMD as much as nVidia, keep the 6570 as it may come handy someday. :)
  13. It might be your CPU that's bottlenecking GTA IV. My GPU is lower end than yours, but my CPU is better, and I can play it and using command lines at medium graphics.
  14. So, Should I buy a new CPU or another graphic card?
  15. Did you even try playing it? It should be playable as it is.
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