Graphic Card Upgrade? :o

85 Draenei Shaman
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Galaxy - GeForce GT 640 GC 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

This is the card I am thinking of getting, yes its cheap but I just need something to give me more FPS :D.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-p6510y/4505-3118_7-34121955.html
That is the computer I have gotten a few years ago..yes its old :(

Gotten a few upgrades which are

500 PSU

(Current card) Galaxy-GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card

AMD Phenom (tm) II 955 processor 3.2 GHZ

8GB memory

1. Will the graphic card be a upgrade to what I have?

2. How much of a performance increase will I get?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Don't get it - your 550ti is actually better. You'd have to get a 650ti or Radeon 7770 to upgrade. Ideally a 7850.
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85 Draenei Shaman
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How about
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Galaxy+-+GC+Edition+GeForce+GTX+650+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+3.0+Graphics+Card/6851334.p?id=1218809267061&skuId=6851334#tab=overview
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90 Orc Shaman
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How about
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Galaxy+-+GC+Edition+GeForce+GTX+650+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+3.0+Graphics+Card/6851334.p?id=1218809267061&skuId=6851334#tab=overview


It's not an upgrade. You need to get a 650ti or HD7770 to perform better than your current card. The price on that is terrible too. You can get a MUCH better card for cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011
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85 Draenei Shaman
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Will it fit in my computer though sir?
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85 Draenei Shaman
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and how much of a performance will I get
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=681

^There's your 550ti vs. a 650. The only advantage the 650 has is that it uses less power and runs cooler. You can compare other cards with Anand's bench tool as well. Mog and I have both said you need at least a Radeon 7770 or Geforce 650ti to really upgrade. We're not lying. lol
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85 Draenei Shaman
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you guys are hordes :(
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90 Orc Shaman
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Will it fit in my computer though sir?


Yes it will fit your computer. If a 550ti works, then a 7770 would work. I would recommend better than the 7770, perhaps the 7850...but without knowing more details about your power supply, I don't know if it could handle a 7850 or not. You said 500w but that doesn't mean anything. Need to know manufacturer, and whether or not it is 80+ bronze or not.
Edited by Mogrigg on 3/16/2013 11:57 PM PDT
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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^Yeah, with 650ti cards available for as little as $110 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162127 - the Radeon 7770 isn't the value it once was. The 7790 is intended to come in and crush the $100-$150 price point. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Radeon-7790-Saturn-GPU,21447.html
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85 Draenei Shaman
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Any chance you can link me a 110 dollar one lol

and the CPU is Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162127
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85 Draenei Shaman
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Im actually going to get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011

Fits more of my price range which is 120 dollars.

I just need it for future rbgs and raiding, think it will handle 25s?
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100 Draenei Shaman
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that will handle 25 man on low-med settings pretty easily. you might even get away with a few settings on high.

for the money that's a great card but a 7850 would be much better and last you thru the next expansion imo. you might even want to spring for a 7950 if you've got the cash. though the phenom would probably bottleneck then.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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you guys are hordes :(


That's why they're recomending AMD. Red sticks together, apparently.
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90 Orc Shaman
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03/17/2013 09:38 AMPosted by Rashadril
you guys are hordes :(


That's why they're recomending AMD. Red sticks together, apparently.


No, we recommend AMD because you can get a better performing card for less money than with Nvidia. For this generation, AMD *consistently* beat Nvidia in every bracket in price/performance. Not saying you shouldn't ever get Nvidia...after all, sales and specials do come up, and there is always the chance you can find a killer deal on something. But for the most part, if you go Nvidia right now you will pay more and get less.

GCN is actually quite an amazing architecture, and the performance on it has been incredibly good since AMD got their drivers sorted. When the HD7000 series first launched, there were some hiccups in the drivers, because it is a VASTLY different architecture than the VLIW5/VLIW4 they used for HD6000.
Edited by Mogrigg on 3/17/2013 11:15 AM PDT
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85 Draenei Shaman
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Last question before I buy it, will my PSU support it for my computer and also will it fit? I know I been bugging you guys a lot, but I just want to finally fix this annoying problem
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90 Human Warlock
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Last question before I buy it, will my PSU support it for my computer and also will it fit? I know I been bugging you guys a lot, but I just want to finally fix this annoying problem


What brand of PSU did you purchase?
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85 Draenei Shaman
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CPU is Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus . 500W
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90 Draenei Shaman
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Someone fell in the sarchasm.

There are other reasons to buy vid cards other than sheer bullheaded economics. Granted, no one wants to pay more than they have to, but nVidia has always met my needs better than ATi.

The AMD buyout was a vast improvement for the ATi cards, mostly in terms of support (after all when your driver support is lower than whale !@#$, there's no where to go but up). Still, I have scars from the earlier ATi days and, well, won't have them in my boxes.
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