my GT430 runs oblivion with settings on high and TOPS at 60fps - using i5-3250K - 8Gb ram . I tried overclocking with EVGA but upping figures by more than 50 I was getting video break-up. I'd like a more up to date video card but cant affford to spend to many UK £s. Wondered if it was worth getting an HD6670 1Gb DDR5 as Amazon is selling at a price I can just about justify to my other half! Input would be appreciated.
I know how you feel - my girlfriend moans about hardware expenditure, and then goes and buys dresses and jewellery. You're really doing her a favour though - you might end up feeling resentful towards her when you can't game at good settings... and that's no good for anyone :-D
Well maybe move up to a 7750? Not sure if it's worth the spend if you're only moving up a notch or two. Helps to set an absolute limit. Thing is, below a certain point (typically around £100) you'll find as you move down models, that performance is dropping off faster than price. Above a certain point (usually around £200) you'll find price increasing faster than performance. With that in mind, the best purchases tend to be between £100 and £200. Below £100, you really will find you're getting significant advances in performance as you step up each £10-20. This might be helpful:
put on hold for the moment as xmas got too expensive and just bough an ATX case for better airflow - now looking at 7750 but not sure of make - From Amazon UK have choice of VTX3D - Sapphire - ASUS - XFX -
leaning towards the Sapphire - anyone reccomend one over the other????