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Which Graphic card is fine for my system?

by benessi / June 15, 2013 2:45 AM PDT

Hello all, i am using an AMD A10-5700 and a biostar Hifi A85W with 6 GB DDR3. Can you help me what graphic card to pick that would match with the speed performance of my PC?

my budget is flexible but ofcourse cheaper is good.

Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can say!

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AMD HD7950
by benessi / June 15, 2013 3:42 AM PDT

Just think about AMD hd7950. Its quite a good compromise between value and money. The performance is really good for most of the games.

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by Bob__B / June 15, 2013 6:16 AM PDT

I'll assume gaming.
That cpu comes with a built-in video unit......IGP.
That igp is a light to medium duty thing.
Keep in mind that the igp uses system ram.
If you have fitted the machine with slow speed ram.....video perf will suffer.
Tell that you have 1866 ram.

If you go the video card upgrade route there is a very good chance you will also need to upgrade the psu.

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power supply
by benessi / June 15, 2013 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Purpose?

Good point, i didnt think of that. What PSU will i need for the 7950? I have a 600W. Is it enough?

Can i just go and add another one later in case i need more graphics power?

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by Bob__B / June 15, 2013 9:04 AM PDT
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If that's a quality single rail unit......should work fine.
If that's some off-the-boat quad rail thing......iffy.

Just my opinion.
If I had that machine and was trying to build a gaming rig.
I would fit the machine with 2x4GB@1866 ram.....test with the igp.
If not what I wanted then I would venture into the gpu area.

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good idea
by benessi / June 15, 2013 6:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Psu

I did not expect that the IGP could possibly be have enough performance at all. From earlier ages I only remember that IGP is always slow and only helpful to at least have any picture on the screen =)

I will take you serious and have a try with faster Memory first. I am wondering how much speed i can get with that choice though. If it works its gonna safe me good cash Grin

Big thank you for your help! Happy

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If the PC use is for games.....get the video card/GPU.
by VAPCMD / June 16, 2013 1:04 AM PDT
In reply to: good idea

If you add RAM, make sure it's matched....same mfg, same capacity, same speed .... you don't want to use a 4GB DIMM with a 2GB DIMM as that sets the memory operation to SINGLE CHANNEL vice or DUAL CHANNEL.


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