Jump to content
We’re excited to announce the forum is under new management! Details to follow.

Need help upgrading Graphics Card.

Recommended Posts

I'm running...

 

Windows Vista Home Premium

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core 4600+

2gb RAM

NIVIDIA GeForce 7600GT

 

...and I'd like to upgrade my graphics card, I have £70-90 budget and would like to stick with NVIDIA possibly the GeForce 8 series (I want DX10 compatibility).

 

Any help available would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just buy the most expensive one you can afford. MOst makes are very similar and at that price range and DX10 card will be pretty much the same as any other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's kinda how I figured I'd do it =D

 

I'm a little unsure about PCIexpress cards though, they'll fit into a regular PCI slots?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No you need a pci-e slot, most modern mobos come with it unless its onboard graphics, some come with 2, some more!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can I check whether or not I have PCI-express slots without opening up my PC? I dont want to break the warranty seal until I'm 100% sure about buying a new card

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can I check whether or not I have PCI-express slots without opening up my PC? I dont want to break the warranty seal until I'm 100% sure about buying a new card

I dont see why it wouldent be, your computer is quite recent and has a gfx card in already. If you can find out what mobo is inside from computer you can check that way. Its all gueswork tho, the best way is of course to see it for yourself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DX10 compatibility is pointless at the moment, especially in that price range...even the top of the line cards have trouble with decent frame rates when you turn the detail up.

 

Games that require DX10 aren't going to appear for a long while yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Games that require DX10 aren't going to appear for a long while yet.

 

DX 10 Games that are Already Released

 

Cyrsis

Unreal Tournament 3

Call of Juarez

Company of Heroes

Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

Gears of War

Hellgate: London

Universe at War: Earth Assault

 

... And More

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DX 10 Games that are Already Released

 

Cyrsis

Unreal Tournament 3

Call of Juarez

Company of Heroes

Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

Gears of War

Hellgate: London

Universe at War: Earth Assault

 

... And More

 

none of which will be playable on a 80quid graphics card!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hellgate: London will work on a HD2600, as will Unreal Tournament 3, and Gears of War - not in the highest settings obviously, but they are playable ;)

 

Oh, and I forgot Bioshock on that list :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DX 10 Games that are Already Released

 

Cyrsis

Unreal Tournament 3

Call of Juarez

Company of Heroes

Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

Gears of War

Hellgate: London

Universe at War: Earth Assault

 

... And More

 

I said REQUIRE, these titles will all work on DX9 as far as I'm aware.....they're also barely playable at a sensible resolution on a gfx card costing over £200.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.