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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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  1. Hi

    What is your budget?

    Thanks
  2. say about 120 bucks
  3. yeah my budget is 100-150 bucks, is there a good graphic card at this price?
  4. Well the most valuable gpu for your budget is this one:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560-overclocked-3828mhz-gddr5-gpu-750mhz-shader-336-cores-2-x-dvi-1-x-mini-hdmi

    Don't waste your money on something less effective.

    Hope this helps!
  5. get the gtx 550ti for 134 bucks
  6. Best answer
    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.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664
    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.
  7. MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127592
    $129.99 after mail-in rebate card
    $169.99

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    $149.99 after mail-in rebate card
    $159.99
  8. In my opinion that MSI 560 with $40 rebate is way to go. If you mind rebates.

    If you don't mind rebates, a 6850 or a 7770 will do well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
  9. 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
  10. Best answer selected by rizcool.
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