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December 1, 2012 2:54:51 PM

Hello,
I bought a recently new computer in the summer an Acer with a AMD FX 8120 eight core processor, AMD Radeon 7670 2GB and 16 GB of ram. My question is why with all these specs does my computer not run Far cry 3 or any other new game like far cry 3 smoothly?
December 1, 2012 2:59:31 PM

the most important thing in a gaming pc is a graphics card.
1st of all, 7670 is not a good card, it's bad
2nd of all Far cry 3 is very badly optimised for PC's and all the Graphics cards are having problems.
by the way r u sure it is 7670 ??
December 1, 2012 3:02:11 PM

Because your gfx card is really weak, not good for a demanding game like far cry 3.
A 7670 is really crap card for games try lowering resolution for 720p(1280x720) and change the settings for low/medium(dx9) or buy a decent card like 7850 or 660 gtx.
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December 1, 2012 3:15:06 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
the most important thing in a gaming pc is a graphics card.
1st of all, 7670 is not a good card, it's bad
2nd of all Far cry 3 is very badly optimised for PC's and all the Graphics cards are having problems.
by the way r u sure it is 7670 ??

yes it is a 7670
December 1, 2012 3:18:09 PM

well i'm sorry to tell u but your card is not meant for decent gaming.
so u can forget to game in 1080p ultra, if u insist on that card u will have to go to 720p and even then lower some settings. :( 

my question is can u buy a new graphics card??
December 1, 2012 3:19:53 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
well i'm sorry to tell u but your card is not meant for decent gaming.
so u can forget to game in 1080p ultra, if u insist on that card u will have to go to 720p and even then lower some settings. :( 

my question is can u buy a new graphics card??

Yes I can but what would you recommend?
Also my computer's case is medium size so i dont think i fit a really big graphics card in it
December 1, 2012 3:23:55 PM

well u can tell me the mesurements, and the resolution u play at, and your budget
a b À AMD
December 1, 2012 3:27:25 PM

The 7670 is really a 6670 that is only available to OEM's like Acer.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/613?vs=535 Look here at the benchmarks for the 6670 even compared to a fairly cheap $80 7750, the 7750 crushes it, by 50% in a lot of cases, so that should tell you how crappy it is.
December 1, 2012 3:28:29 PM

You probably should have done some research before spending hundreds of dollars on your computer. A $70 GPU isn't going to cut it. You're also on Tom's Hardware which has a monthly GPU comparison guide specifically to prevent this sort of uninformed consumer behavior of very standard products.
December 1, 2012 3:42:00 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
well u can tell me the mesurements, and the resolution u play at, and your budget

The resolution i play at right now is 1440 x 900 and my budget would be $150
Also its 39cm in length and 36 cm in height the width is 8cm
a b À AMD
December 1, 2012 3:55:05 PM

sulman633 said:
but wait my monitor can go up 1920 x 1080 resolution if possible i want a graphics card that can perform well on that resolution



Both the cards list are at least $150 or more, so does it matter if you want 1920x1080 if you can't go above $150 for a budget anyways?
December 1, 2012 3:56:18 PM

getochkn said:
Both the cards list are at least $150 or more, so does it matter if you want 1920x1080 if you can't go above $150 for a budget anyways?

I could go up to 200
December 1, 2012 3:57:06 PM

well 7850 is better for 1080p and it wont drop below 30 FPS. but cant be sure about future.
if u can go till 200$ u can get a hd7870 which will be more futureproof and give REALLY good FPS for 1080p gaming.
u can still get the 7850, it wont be bad, but after some time u will have to lower some settings like AA. but it is still a great card
December 1, 2012 3:58:31 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
well 7850 is better for 1080p and it wont drop below 30 FPS. but cant be sure about future.
if u can go till 200$ u can get a hd7870 which will be more futureproof and give REALLY good FPS for 1080p gaming.
u can still get the 7850, it wont be bad, but after some time u will have to lower some settings like AA. but it is still a great card

Okay but how do I know it will fit in my comp?
December 1, 2012 4:06:49 PM

tell me your what your case is,
then decide which 7850 u want
December 1, 2012 4:07:35 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
tell me your what your case is,
then decide which 7850 u want

its 39cm in length and 36 cm in height the width is 8cm
December 1, 2012 4:10:12 PM

The cards measurements should be able to be found in the specs of the card on neweggs website. Then its just measure the amount of room you have inside your case.
December 1, 2012 4:12:13 PM

if your PSU is low get 7750
December 1, 2012 4:15:49 PM

here is wat u hav to do
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
look at the card dimensions, this one says
9.06" x 5" x 1.65"
length height width
but if dont have a measuring tape it might be a little difficult, but i dont think it will be a problem since it almost never is,, with most cases or GPU's,
another possible problem could be your PSU, how many Watt is it?
December 1, 2012 4:20:43 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
here is wat u hav to do
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
look at the card dimensions, this one says
9.06" x 5" x 1.65"
length height width
but if dont have a measuring tape it might be a little difficult, but i dont think it will be a problem since it almost never is,, with most cases or GPU's,
another possible problem could be your PSU, how many Watt is it?

idk how many watts it is there a way i can tell?

December 1, 2012 4:29:57 PM

where did u buy your pc from?? their website??
or u can open your case and see for yourself
a b À AMD
December 1, 2012 4:32:18 PM

You can look on the side of the power supply and it should tell you power in watts, as well as a model number/brand would help but I would imagine it's a very cheap low quality power supply and you will have to upgrade to go to a decent card like a 660 or 7850 otherwise stick with a 7750 until you can afford to upgrade both.
a b À AMD
December 1, 2012 4:33:06 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
where did u buy your pc from?? their website??
or u can open your case and see for yourself



Pretty sure the model is a Acer Aspire AM3450-EF10P but there doesn't seem to a be a lot of info about it, can't even find it on Acer's site.
December 1, 2012 4:36:44 PM

getochkn said:
Pretty sure the model is a Acer Aspire AM3450-EF10P but there doesn't seem to a be a lot of info about it, can't even find it on Acer's site.


THIS is EXACTLY why u dont buy a prebuilt PC :pfff: 
December 1, 2012 5:13:23 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
THIS is EXACTLY why u dont buy a prebuilt PC :pfff: 

yeah that's the model but i still cant tell
December 1, 2012 5:19:21 PM

did u open the case??
December 1, 2012 5:24:40 PM

http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model-datasheet/PT....
there u go u have a 300W power supply, which is probably not even a good brand.
I cant believe u paid 800$ for this piece of ****
for that u could've made an AWESOME gaming PC.
and also 300W is not good if not a Good brand , u'll have to buy a new PSU as well
December 1, 2012 5:52:07 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model-datasheet/PT....
there u go u have a 300W power supply, which is probably not even a good brand.
I cant believe u paid 800$ for this piece of ****
for that u could've made an AWESOME gaming PC.
and also 300W is not good if not a Good brand , u'll have to buy a new PSU as well

yeah but my graphic card is 2 gb if i get a bigger psu will that improve performance?
December 2, 2012 3:36:30 AM

sulman633 said:
yeah but my graphic card is 2 gb if i get a bigger psu will that improve performance?

that was one of the funniest questions i've read :lol: 
well let me tell u importance of stuff in order:

In a gaming pc:
1. Graphics card(if u dont have a good graphics card, u can even buy an i7 and u still wont be able to play games)
2. processor(to get the most out of your graphics card u need a decent cpu)

In a graphics card:
1. the graphics processor inside it!!(the clock rate and memory size are not important at all!!!)
2. graphics memory is only used to store the data!! not make data at a faster rate!
u use graphcis memory depending on your resolution. and Even for 1080p 1GB memory is enough.
Graphics memory has NO impact on gaming performance unless u go above 1080p which is impossible with your 7670.

First of all u got ripped at 800$ with that "PREBUILT" PC of yours,
2nd if u need to game on that pc, with Ultra settings in 1080p u will NEED to buy a good GPU, and to support it a new PSU as well.

Or if u dont want to game with Ultra settings in 1080p and dont buy a PSU,
u can get a 7750 or Maybe a 7770 and get decent performance at 720p.
December 2, 2012 3:58:37 AM

Pretty much if you want to play games past low settings you need to spend attest $250, $50-$60 on a good power supply and the rst on a good video card like 7870.

Even then you are going to be bottlenecked by that $h!t processor.

So, in total, to run games good, you will have to end up spending nearly $1100 total, plus installing components yourself. I can build a computer for $700 that would have actual high quality parts and obliterate what you have, even after you upgrade the video card and power supply.

I don't mean to sound like an @$$, but...

Lesson to take from this: don't buy pre built pc's and always do your research/pot here first.
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