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June 6, 2012 1:56:21 AM

Hi I'm looking for a new graphics card as mine is a Nvidia GeForce 9300 Ge and i am in need of an upgrade. I only have a 300 watt power supply and i want to know which graphics card would fall best in to my range. My computers Specs are

Windows Vista 64 Bit

Intel Core2 Quad Core CPU Q6600 2.4 GHz

4.0 GB Ram

300w PSU

Monitor Resolution 1920x1200 24 inch

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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:09:52 AM

Your really limited by your PSU. You can choose a GT 440, or Radeon 6670
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a c 200 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:10:08 AM

The most powerful card you could run on your PSU is a HD7750. In descending order of graphics power:
HD7750 > HD6670 > HD6570 = HD5670 (GDDR5) > HD5670 (GDDR3) >= GT440 (GDDR5)
None of them need an auxiliary power connector.

Edit: Added GT440
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June 6, 2012 2:12:03 AM

fantastik250 said:
Your really limited by your PSU. You can choose a GT 440, or Radeon 6670

Thank you. Now im no computer expert but how good is a 6670? Would it be able to run most modern games at regular settings?
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:13:07 AM

+1 for 7750
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:17:27 AM

cerda911 said:
Thank you. Now im no computer expert but how good is a 6670? Would it be able to run most modern games at regular settings?


It depends on the resolution. It saves quite a lot power and is stronger than the 440.

Here is an benchmark for shogun 2:


It has some settings off and the resolution is under 1920x1080. If you go even lower resolution your frame rates will be higher.

Same thing for Starcraft II:
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a c 200 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:18:26 AM

What resolution? A HD6670 (GDDR5) can run older games pretty well even at 1920x1080, but handle modern games with good settings only at lower resolutions, up to perhaps 1366x768 or 1440x900. You'll need to give up AA and probably lower other settings pretty quickly as resolution increases.
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June 6, 2012 2:23:07 AM

fantastik250 said:
It depends on the resolution. It saves quite a lot power and is stronger than the 440.

Here is an benchmark for shogun 2:
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6670/images/shogun2_1680_1050.gif

It has some settings off and the resolution is under 1920x1080. If you go even lower resolution your frame rates will be higher.

Same thing for Starcraft II:
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6670/images/sc2_1680_1050.gif


This was very helpful. Also i noticed that there are different makers of the same graphics cards (example) sapphire, xfx, etc....
Are they all different or the same.

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June 6, 2012 2:24:29 AM

Onus said:
What resolution? A HD6670 (GDDR5) can run older games pretty well even at 1920x1080, but handle modern games with good settings only at lower resolutions, up to perhaps 1366x768 or 1440x900. You'll need to give up AA and probably lower other settings pretty quickly as resolution increases.


I really dont mind if they are at lower settings. as long as im able to play the game with not to much frame rate issues i am fine.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:25:15 AM

Different makers have different coolers and different clocks. What you want to look for is the best core clock and low price.
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June 6, 2012 2:27:00 AM

Best answer selected by cerda911.
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a c 200 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:29:50 AM

It must be getting late...you will likely not be able to play at your monitor's native resolution of 1920x1200 with many settings above "low." You may need to lower the resolution (which may mitigate having to turn AA off due to pixel blurring). If you're fine with lowered settings though, game on!
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