Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Video Card Upgrade?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 newbie320

newbie320

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:03 AM

Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:57 AM

Hello I recently purchased a computer that came with a ATI Radeon HD7670 1gb card. I was thinking of upgrading. Any suggestions that will not brake the bank?

Also am I correct in assuming that the higher the model number on the card the better it is? If not how can you tell which are better?

Thanks everyone?

Edited by hamluis, 23 July 2012 - 11:00 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building/Upgrading - Hamluis.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:07:03 PM

Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:17 AM

What is your budget for the graphics card and what model is your system? Yes, the higher the model number the better the card is.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#3 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:04:03 AM

Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

The Radeon 7670 isn't a bad card IF you are willing to accept mid range graphics settings in games. Which card to get depends on the games you play. Ideally, you should be aiming for 60 frames per second. Normally, with AMD cards (ATI was bought by AMD and absorbed by them starting with the Radeon 6000) the higher the number, the better the card. The Radeon 7600 series is more akin to a low to medium mid-range card. The Radeon 7700 is a mid to high mid-range card. The Radeon 7800 is a high end series of cards, with the Radeon 7900 being the enthusiast cards. Whenever possible, get the "70" series of cards within a Radeon series, example, a 7770 instead of a 7750, a 7870 instead of a 7850. Make sure your PC's power supply can handle the new card.

3939.png

 


#4 KING_OF_SAND

KING_OF_SAND

  • Members
  • 66 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Phoenix AZ
  • Local time:03:03 AM

Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:41 PM

What CPU do you have? If you have an i3 or any equivalent don't get anything larger than a 7870.

AMD OVERCLOCKED rig

Posted Image

INTEL OVERCLOCKED rig (OLD)

Posted Image





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users