My current computer (desktop) specs are as follows:
4gigs DDR3 RAM
Intel E5700 3.0Ghz Dual Core Processor
And I've got a 64bit Win7 OS
I've made a decision of upgrading my GPU to the Radeon 4670HD (which is a huge upgrade in it's way, I know)
My question is this:
Should I do it??
Initially I decided on getting the 1gig DDR3 version of the 4670HD, but circumstances led to the shopkeeper advising me not to upgrade to the GPU at all. Instead, he offered me the 210GT (which is total sucked up) He said that the new GPU may not be compatible with my current specs (He pointed my processor out, specifically). I don't believe that. Do you think he's just trying to cheat me?? And should I carry on as I was?? And If I should, does the 4670HD need any kind of external cooler or anything else I should be aware of??
That's way outta my price budget.. I'm not looking at other cards either.. Can you guys just let me know whether I should proceed with my selection or not, and will fixing that into my current computer harm it in any way or lead to it not working at all??
Yeah, but I'm on a real tight budget.. Vids showed that it runs pretty good games on pretty high settings.. Anyway, if you wanted to know, I have a budget of Rs. 4700.. That comes up to about $90.. If y'all can find me a better GPU for that amount, please let me know..
For that amount of budget you can get GTX 650 or 7750. The performance kind of same, depends of the games. Check your local price for GTX 650 or 7750. Maybe you can look old generation card too like GTX 460 or 550TI and 6770
Your CPU would not be an issue (a slow CPU could limit your FPS in some games/situations, but it won't always be an issue, and it certainly won't be a compatibility problem). The power supply is the primary consideration when upgrading the GPU, and you will want to make sure the PSU you have will supply enough current on the 12v rail for your card to operate.
Neither GPU is really all that stellar (I'm not sure what the performance of the cards listed was), if time would allow for a bigger budget you can probably get a lot more value if you save up more money; consider that paying 90$ for something that is a minor upgrade compared to paying 150$ for something 2x as good, you get a lot more added value for the extra 60$ you spend.
Have you shopped around for better deals on something more modern, or are you just looking at the one shop?
I've done my research as per the price listings here and thus came to my conclusion.. However @jaideep1337's link looks pretty good.. And really good to know that changing GPU's wont affect my computer (In a bad way, of course)
@Supercrit I wish so too.. Maybe one of these days