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Video Card Upgrade?

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#1 newbie320


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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?

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#2 killerx525


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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.

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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.





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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.


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