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Need to upgrade graphics card, any ideas?

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March 10, 2013 9:38:21 AM

Hi guys, I've got my PC finally but I had to cut corners and save money to buy my car.

Anyways, I'm wanting to upgrade my GPU to something which can play GTA IV, Sims & CoD at max settings. Any ideas?

Must be in the UK. Currently I have a GT 520 1gb (yes, I know it sucks) and my PSU is 320w (Again yes I know, bad)

My CPU is an i3 2130 @ 3.4GHz and I have 8GB of Crucial DDR3 RAM and my screen resolution is 1366x768.

I was thinking of a GTX 460, HD 6790 or a GTS 450?
March 10, 2013 10:01:51 AM

budget man????????
of course GTX 460 is enough good for your resolution!but the 6790 just beat the gtx so go on for the 6790!gts 450?no way

i dont think the cpu is going to be a problem so the ram!

just change your graphics card to a 6790 an a PSU!also your resolution is very low for a 6970!
March 10, 2013 10:14:03 AM

Hey, my budget is up to about £150
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March 10, 2013 11:18:18 AM

i really dont know the cost of a 6970 but thats the card you should get for sure! :D 
March 10, 2013 11:40:03 AM

What settings can I run GTA IV on with the HD 6790?
March 10, 2013 11:40:52 AM

Gennaios said:
i really dont know the cost of a 6970 but thats the card you should get for sure! :D 



Noooo, I didn't mean the 6970, that's wayyy over my budget :')

I meant the HD 6790....
March 10, 2013 11:43:37 AM

Hi Moggaftw11!

I would suggest taking a look at the XFX HD 6950. Currently, it's going for just £134.00 at Amazon.uk. Here's an article benchmarking the XFX HD 6950 against the GTX 560Ti.

It does reach 245w when at full load, so you might consider getting a psu with more power. A moderate upgrade to a 430w would be a good idea. The Corsair Builder Series CX430 is a good choice, and is going for £37.58 at Amazon.uk.
March 10, 2013 11:44:49 AM

scragnoff said:
Hi Moggaftw11!

I would suggest taking a look at the XFX HD 6950. Currently, it's going for just £134.00 at Amazon.uk. Here's an article benchmarking the XFX HD 6950 against the GTX 560Ti.

It does reach 245w when at full load, so you might consider getting a psu with more power. A moderate upgrade to a 430w would be a good idea. The Corsair Builder Series CX430 is a good choice, and is going for £37.58 at Amazon.uk.



Would it not be bottlenecked by the i3?
March 10, 2013 11:57:36 AM

No, it will not be bottlenecked by the dual core i3-2130.

March 10, 2013 12:21:58 PM

i didnt notice!so we have or the 6790 or the gtx 460?of course go get the gtx 460!
March 10, 2013 12:34:11 PM

The HD 6950's performance is comparable to that of the GTX 550Ti.
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