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A good cheap graphic card to replace 9600 GT

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February 22, 2013 9:29:49 AM

hi,
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:
Specifications ︰
- 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 - Expansion 1x PCI-E x16, 2x PCI, 2x DDR2 DIMMs, 4x SATA2, 1x PATA133.

- 8pin CPU + 24pin ATX plug.

- Realtek RTL8111C PCI-E Gigabit LAN chip.

- Realtek ALC662 5.1 Channel HD Audio chip.

- CPU protection of the metal film.

The BIOS overclocking Setting ︰
IGX Engine Clock
200-600MHz
UMA Frame Buffer Size
32-1024MHz
CPU / HT Reference Clk
200-440MHz
AMD CPU Ratio Control
x5 to x24.5
Memory Clock DDR
400/533/667/800/1066 (Only Phenom support 1066)
CPU Voltage
0.8-1.55V
NB Chip 1.2V Select
1.17-1.49V (Default 1.25V)
VDIMM Select
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?
a c 87 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 9:32:29 AM

A Radeon 7750 would probably be your best option.
February 22, 2013 9:40:42 AM

What is your budget ?
What is proccy ?
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February 22, 2013 9:42:00 AM

Under £100 and amd athlon x2 5000+
February 22, 2013 9:48:51 AM

Get a 7750 :) 
Upgrade your CPU too if you can
February 22, 2013 10:40:51 AM

any other cards other than 7750?
February 22, 2013 11:03:30 AM

a geforce 650, but that would stretch your budget
February 22, 2013 11:59:40 AM

radeon hd 7750 is definitely your best option for that price range but hd 6670 gddr5 is ok and the geforce gt 640 is kind good too for that price
a c 87 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 12:29:20 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 1:34:11 PM

Regardless of what video card you purchase, you will not be playing Crysis 3 on an AMD X2 5000+ at any sort of acceptable framerate at any resolution, except maybe 640 x 480.
February 22, 2013 2:40:49 PM

your proc is under the min spec (just slightly). It is probably time to build a whole new PC unluckily
Crysis 3
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+)
February 26, 2013 2:50:49 PM

i'm thinking of buying amd radeon hd 6670, that would support my motherboard right?
if you have any other good cheap directx 11 cards, feel free to post.
February 26, 2013 2:53:10 PM

i've also seen graphic cards with gddr5 and ddr3, what's the difference between them?

and would ddr3 with 2gb or 1 gb gddr5 better?
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 6:00:40 PM

1GB of GDDR5 will be faster than 2GB DDR3.
a c 87 U Graphics card
February 27, 2013 6:14:27 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2013 3:18:43 PM

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).
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