Need help with gpu ugrade

Hi my girlfriend is using the Radeon HD 6550D integrated into her APU (AMD A8-3850) and is in need of a discrete graphics card. She plays games like diablo 3, sims 3, and dead island just to name a few. She usually has to play on a low resolution but she wants to be able to manage on 1920x1080 without sacrificing to much graphic quality and frame rates. She has a max budget of $150 to spend on a gpu but the less the better, just enough to get by.

Here is her build:


CPU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D

MOBO: BIOSTAR A75MG FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard t

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V+200 KR-S3020-3H 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

PSU: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Thanks
6 answers Last reply
More about need ugrade
  1. An amd 7850 would be good. It would be a really good upgrade for her. Its about 30 bucks over budget though, but i would just pay for the extra 30 bucks for her
  2. If you cant go over budget at all the amd 6870 or 6850 would be good also
  3. The best card would be either a 7770 or a 6850, the 6850 is a little more expensive, but it performs a little bit better, Here are 2 HD 6850's GIGABYTE HD 6850 and the
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 and here are a couple hd 7770's HIS iCooler HD 7770, SAPPHIRE HD 7770 and the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 7770
  4. Wait, wouldn't it be a lot better performance gain to do a Hybrid Crossfire with the iGPU?
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Graphics Product