i'm new here
i like to play new games and crysis 3 came out.
it needs directx 11 gpu and i have directx 10 card.
i'm looking for a nice cheap directx 11 card.
i have mp-a2am-hd3 motherboard and i don't know which graphic card would fit into it.
here are the specs i found for motherboard:
- AMD 690G + SB600 chipset.
- Support for Socket AM2 + CPU, the Athlon 64 X2 and the Phenom (65W Energy Efficiency).
- CPU power supply with three-phase power, closed-end anti-jamming inductance.
- Japan Advanced Panasonic capacitor.
- Integration of high-performance of the ATI Radeon X1250 DirectX 9 graphics core, supports Windows Vista Aero effects.
- Default VGA clock of 525MHz, 400MHz upgrade than the standard 30%.
- HDMI and VGA outputs, including HDMI output to 1.2 version have sound and picture synchronization.
- Comes with HDMI to DVI Adapter, to DVI output function.
The BIOS overclocking Setting ︰
IGX Engine Clock
UMA Frame Buffer Size
CPU / HT Reference Clk
AMD CPU Ratio Control
x5 to x24.5
Memory Clock DDR
400/533/667/800/1066 (Only Phenom support 1066)
NB Chip 1.2V Select
1.17-1.49V (Default 1.25V)
1.7-2.45V (Default 1.95V)
CPU Vcore 7-***
+50 MV to +350 mV
can anyone of you please recommend me a fine cheap amd/nvidia directx 11 card that would fit into my motherboard?
GT 640 DDR3 is equal to the Radeon 6670 GDDR5 in performance. There's not much reason to get it so long as the Radeon 6670 is cheaper. GT 640 GDDR5 and GTX 650 are both about the same (GTX 650 is just an up-clocked GT 640 GDDR5) and are both a little slower than the Radeon 7750 GDDR5 (almost all Radeon 7750s have GDDR5 instead of DDR3) and are also usually not any cheaper, so they're usually a poor choice too.
I'm not knocking you for the suggestions and they're good suggestions. I'm just giving a somewhat comprehensive examination of the viability of each option.
your proc is under the min spec (just slightly). It is probably time to build a whole new PC unluckily
Minimum system requirements for PC• Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
• DirectX 11 graphics card with 1Gb Video RAM
• Dual core CPU
• 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
• Nvidia/Intel example setup: Nvidia GTS 450, Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
• AMD example setup: AMD Radeon HD5770, AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)
GDDR5 has much more memory bandwidth at any given frequency than DDR3 and usually hits much higher frequencies for up to several times more memory bandwidth. I'd take 512MB of GDDR5 over any amount of DDR3 for a Radeon 6670 where even 1GB of graphics memory isn't going to really be used anyway.
Basically, go for 1GB of GDDR5. Ignore DDR3 regardless of its capacity.
Buy a used 460 GTX and you'll still be able to use some of your budget money towards a new processor, probably a used Phenom II. Count in what you'll get after selling the 9600 and the Athlon. Totally feasible. Ask if used parts were overclocked (you don't want that).