Upgrading from Intel 2500 HD Graphics

Hi I have a new PC with an i5 core 8meg ram. On purchasing the PC i though it would be able to handle games on a medium setting, but on playing Sim City beta, I found iit could only run on low settings and looks terrible.

Is it possible to add to this existing card to another card or would I just need to to upgrade to a more powerful card?

I am new to graphics cards so would appreciate anybodies help.
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  1. That's an integrated gpu you could just buy a pci express gpu and play games, could we get how much you're willing to pay and the minimum requirements for your game? you have an i3 right? i'm not sure about running them both together but a dedicated graphics card would easily be enough for you
  2. Here a more info on my current specs:

    Processor
    Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor @ 3.2GHz

    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM running at 1333MHz

    Hard Drive
    500GB SATA2 Hard Drive - Fast 7,200RPM spindle speed

    Graphics
    Intel HD2500 Graphics Technology
    DVI/VGA Output

    Motherboard
    ASRock H61M-DGS
  3. Hi thanks for the quick reply its an i5, and im on a budget so under £70 if possible.
  4. Get the AMD Radeon HD 7770/7750. They will perform well for your GPU budget.
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9x097QRXeA
    Here's a guide on how to do it

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=58&sort=a5&qq=1
    The 6670 fits in your budget and it's pretty much the bottom line for any PC gamer
  6. Thanks for the replys. Looks straight forward to install a new card. Are these cards the bottom end of cards? Im not a hard core gamer so dont need to spend hundreds.
  7. Yeah your not a big gamer but you if you can afford something like this

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-Graphics-GDDR5-Express/dp/B008J1MO3S/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_3

    I would recomend it over a 6670.
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