Hello everyone, I am in need of an upgrade for a new graphics card. I am new to graphics cards and not nearly as experienced as most people on this website so am just looking for a bit of guidance! Here are my computer specs.
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6450
Gaming graphics 4863 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 451GB Free (919GB Total)
I don't understand how you have 4863 MB Total available graphics memory since that figure is your total graphics memory only if you were using your CPU's onboard graphics which your possessor doesn't have.
My guess is that is just the default setting in your bios that your CPU would use if it had that capability but since it doesn't the only graphics memory that you do have is the vram that is on your graphics card which I would guess is 512MB or 1GB.
The card you have chosen is OK for the $100 price range but there are certainly better options if you could spend more.
That said a HD 7750 is still a marked improvement over the card that you have but there are 2GB versions in the same price range that would be a better choice.
^ nah man the 7750 can't use up that muhc memory before the gpu and memory bandwidth become issues
The 650ti is only $10 more and outperforms the 7770
7850 > 650ti > 7770 > 7750/650 > 640/6670 GDDR5
That 650ti is a better card no doubt but, it's $40 more than the one I linked too and I was trying to stay within his price range.
And lets face it as long as we are talking more, for only $25 more than that 650ti he could get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which has 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 instead of the 650ti's 128-bit and beats the 650ti by an even wider margin than the 650ti beats the 7750.
You can find the benchmark score of each model below. if you have $200 on Amazon, Gigabyte HD 7850 2 GB GDDR5 has decent discount on Amazon. Its 2GB memory can satisfy the demand of most of game titles.