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Graphics card for Skyrim

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December 7, 2012 12:43:58 AM

My graphics card got....Well, broken. So I'm looking for an upgrade to be able to play Skyrim, at least on high settings.

Specs:
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB
CPU: AMD FX-4100 QUAD@ 3.6 GHz
RAM: 8 GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB SATA II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series 650W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Budget isn't set.

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a c 141 U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 3:39:50 AM

The good news is that you have a power supply that can easily run any single GPU out there.

What resolution are you trying to run the game at? If it's 1080p I'd recommend a Radeon HD 7850 or 7870. Either one will run the game on ultra quite well, provided your CPU doesn't hold you back. If you go for the 7850 be sure to get the 2GB version if you want to run the game with high resolution textures.

If you are looking to spend less money, the Radeon HD 7770 would also be a decent upgrade. It doesn't have enough muscle to do ultra in Skyrim at 1080p, but it will pull off high settings and can handle ultra at lower resolutions.
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December 7, 2012 4:28:26 PM

Thank you for the well written response, I do have a 1080p monitor and my GPU is too weak for that as of now, so I end up lagging more than I should.
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December 7, 2012 4:29:19 PM

Also, both of the cards you linked me, seem to be discontinued.
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a c 141 U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 4:53:38 PM

That's strange... The 7000 series cards are the current series, they are still in production, no way they have been discontinued. Which retailer are you looking at? It could be they don't have any in stock right now for whatever reason.
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a c 141 U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 11:05:35 PM

It is a decent model. You probably won't do better unless you want to spend more for the really high end coolers and/or factory overclocked cards. There are some slightly cheaper 2GB models, but they tend to be from some of the not so great brands.
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 3:45:05 AM

yup. it's the best.
and it's 2 gb so skyrim wil play awesome.
and it can handle all the other graphics mods for lighting etc. too!
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December 8, 2012 7:03:15 PM

Skyrim really does like the 7000 series, so get a 7850/7770, though the 7850 will get you near 100 fps at ultra at 1080p.
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December 8, 2012 7:55:59 PM

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