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Upgrade from gts250

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 8, 2012 12:03:36 PM

I have an old pc with specification: Core 2 Duo E7400 2,8GHz, GeForce GTS250, RAM 2x2GB DDR2, Win 7. With this spec i can play some fps games like mw3, bf3, crysis2, etc but with low-med setting and laggy performance (low fps, resolution 1280x800). Now I have some money and I want to upgrade my graphic card, with my budget I want to buy either gtx 550ti or hd7750. My question is:
1. which graphic card is better? or should i choose another graphic card which have the same range of price?
2. would this new graphic card work with my current processor? do I need to upgrade? since i just have limited money and just can buy graphic card this time
3. if my processor can work will this new graphic card make some enhancement to my gaming experience?

thx u for your suggestion :) 

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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 12:17:00 PM


What is your budget?

a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2012 1:34:31 PM

say about 120 bucks
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August 8, 2012 6:45:58 PM

yeah my budget is 100-150 bucks, is there a good graphic card at this price?
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:30:58 AM

get the gtx 550ti for 134 bucks

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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:39:22 AM

The gtx 560 se performs similarly to the 7770 at a similar price but consumes more power and isn't as kindly to overclocking. The 7770 is therefore the best card in the $100-$150 range in my opinion.
The gtx 550 ti is (sorry nvidia) junk. It's fps rates hit around 70% of the 7770 at the same price and much higher power usage.

Your processor and platform will work just fine the way they are and the new card will be much better for gaming.
August 9, 2012 10:09:25 AM

actually i ask the same question on another forum and people there is also prefer hd 7770 than 550ti. in my place gtx560 is more expensive so maybe i will choose 7770
so if i change my graphic card to a new one, my cpu can handle it right? I am worried that my outdated cpu would bottleneck so I couldn't get the the max performance

thank you so much people for your answer :D 
August 9, 2012 10:09:52 AM

Best answer selected by rizcool.