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Old aging computer only used for diablo 3

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June 10, 2012 5:45:17 PM

I currently have the following

athlon x2 5000+
2gb Corsair xms2
geforce 7900gt 512mb ram
500w psu

im running at 1920 x 1080p on the game and experience alot of slowdown when theres any kind of action going on. I've already purchased 2 more gb of ram and am kinda lost what to get for video card just to make the game more bareable, not trying to be a ultra settings guy just less slowdown.

My budget is 50-70 dollars and im partial to nvidia

i was looking at the gt440 but didnt know if it would offer a upgrade from my 7900gt. any and all other gfx card recommendations would be greatly appreciated as well. Dont really want to spend more then the budget as i said i dont play anything else but this game on the pc.

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June 10, 2012 6:45:19 PM

also even the gt430 looks like an option for about 12 dollars less. if either card is going to be an upgrade
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June 10, 2012 6:57:02 PM

For that budget the best card you could get would be a Radeon HD 6670 (I'm not sure for nvidia). The 6670 will allow you to play Diablo 3 on about 30+ FPS on max settings at 1080p.
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June 10, 2012 7:02:21 PM

Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c

Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
Intel® Core 2 Duo

NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better

1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)

12 GB available HD space

DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)

Broadband** Internet connection

1024x768 minimum resolution

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

That chart will show where all of the graphics cards you have listed including the one you currently have in tiers.

Those are the MINIMUM requirements for Diablo 3. For your computer and budget, I would highly recommend the 6670 DDR3, since it is within your price range and performs better than all the cards you have listed. If you really really want a Nvidia card then go for the GT440, but the 6670 is the best for the price. It can't be beat.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 10, 2012 8:20:26 PM

that card being a pcie 2.1 will it work on my pci 1.0 slot

its a msi ms-7369 motherboard
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June 10, 2012 8:48:40 PM

They should be backward compatable, is there some reason you think it won't work?
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June 10, 2012 8:56:18 PM

bkoop said:
They should be backward compatable, is there some reason you think it won't work?

should the 6570 work just as well. after reading the reviews on that 6670 they seem to have alot of issues with that particular card
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