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Which graphics card on this mother board?

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July 27, 2012 2:39:55 AM

I currently have the ASRock A55M-HVS APU(HX Version) mother board. I want to really upgrade the graphics card for better FPS and graphics in games such as Diablo 3 and Counter-strike Source. I'm currently getting 30-60 FPS! Right now I have the AMD Radeon HD 6550D (ASRock) and the AMD Radeon HD 6450. What can I do to really upgrade my graphics on a $100-200 budget? Atleast to where I get 150+ FPS in CSS.

Thanks for your time.
July 27, 2012 3:01:46 AM

These are dual graphics card, so someone school me on what I need to do
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July 27, 2012 3:02:48 AM

ill side not that displaying over 150fps is pointless due to screen refresh rate


Onto sugesstions the gpus that are in that price range organized by power is

HD 7750<Gtx 550ti< HD 7770~Gtx 460~Gtx 560SE<HD 6850<Gtx 560~HD 6870< occasionally around 200$, you can find a Gtx 560ti, an HD 6950 and Gtx 480's.
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July 27, 2012 3:08:17 AM

I'm not too computer savvy, so bare with me! What's the maximum fps which coincides with screen refresh rate?

Out of those cards, which would supply the best graphics? Are the graphics determined by power, that is?
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July 27, 2012 3:10:10 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm assuming the HD 6950 is better than the 6870?
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July 27, 2012 3:13:26 AM

yes by a large margin ?
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July 27, 2012 3:13:36 AM

litenin1 said:
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm assuming the HD 6950 is better than the 6870?

Yes but the 6870 isn't a bad card at all, it's probably the best you can get for under $200. And I would maybe look at 7850's instead of a 6950 if your going to spend that much money.
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July 27, 2012 3:16:15 AM

Okay I'll look into the 6950 & 7850
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July 27, 2012 3:18:38 AM

quick question whats your cpu ?
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July 27, 2012 3:20:39 AM

AMD A8-3870
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July 27, 2012 3:22:43 AM

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Mine? It's a Phenom II x4, mixed with the fact that I have no money and just don't care to much I have a real cheap system. I run a Gt 220, and have a 7770 coming in the mail tommorow to finally replace it with.

no you but i bet it couldn't get any cheaper than mines lol ?
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July 27, 2012 3:23:31 AM

litenin1 said:
AMD A8-3870

is it overclocked ?
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July 27, 2012 3:23:47 AM

gamerkila57 said:
no you but i bet it couldn't get any cheaper than mines lol ?

Yea I mistook you for the OP until my comment posted :lol: 
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July 27, 2012 3:23:50 AM

not yet. would it be wise to do that? never have messed with overclocking before
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July 27, 2012 3:28:21 AM

litenin1 said:
not yet. would it be wise to do that? never have messed with overclocking before

yea it would if you need help we will be happy to help you with ocing ?
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July 27, 2012 3:29:30 AM

Okay thanks i'll probably do it soon
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July 27, 2012 3:32:14 AM

litenin1 said:
I'm not too computer savvy, so bare with me! What's the maximum fps which coincides with screen refresh rate?

Out of those cards, which would supply the best graphics? Are the graphics determined by power, that is?



there are two things that determine what you see generally

Screen Refresh rate: How many times the screen refreshes
FPS: or frames per second, which is how many times an image is created per second

For instance, you can have unlimited fps, but the screen refresh rate can only display a set amount of frames as that's how many times it refreshes the screen, refresh rate is dependent on monitor. it ranges from 60, and intervals of 15 usually(60, 75, 120 etc) effectively capping the frames you can display, so fps over 150 for example are moot. to a basic human eye, 60 fps is the level where most of the details can be seen.
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