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June 27, 2012 5:59:54 AM

Hello guys, This is my first post. :) 

I really need to Upgrade Graphics Card to a new one, I ran a test on GPU Z and found out that I have a PCI - Express x16 v1.1 Bus Interface.

What I need to know is, I was searching for Graphics Cards and all of them supports PCIE v.20. So what if I buy one, will it work at its best?

Here's are some cards that I like, please choose one card that will work at its best.

Radeon HD 6790 1GB DDR5

MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670

Radeon HD 6850

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

Nvidia Geforce GTX 460

or something else better than these cards for 140USD?

My Rig:

Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz
3GB DDR2 Ram
9500GT 512MB VGA
500GB HDD
450watt PSU

I use it for gaming and I'm kinda fed up of playing at Low settings in every game.

my budget for a card is $140.

Thank you guys! :) 

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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 6:09:49 AM

PCI-Express is backwards compatiable with 1.0. So your good. as for which one to get your best bet is to get a GTX 560 or a 6870. But your PSU would be cutting it close IMO. sounds like its time for a full upgrade. Core 2 Duo is quite old. I have a laptop running that chip. She's still a kicking since 5 years ago from purchase date
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June 27, 2012 6:13:20 AM

Thanks for replying :)  and I will take a look at the cards you suggested. But still I'm unable to go for an full upgrade :( 

and what do you think about SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 ?
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 6:17:42 AM

I understand. Some of us always must go that route. Take it as we go. No shame in that my friend. And No problem. PM me if you got a question
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 4:52:11 PM

The Saphire 6850 is a good card as is.. But the 6870 is a little better. Last year the 6850 was the best bang for buck from AMD. But now it would have to be either the GTX 560 ti 448 core or the GTX 670
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