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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-315-_-Product

Would that card be an upgrade from an EVGA GT240 512MB GDDR5?
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How much do you want to spend? Are you going to upgrading your processor as well? Why are you upgrading?

Let us know what you are looking to get out of your new card and why as there may be other options open to you.
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No, not really. An upgrade would be GTX 460 and above or 5770 above
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How much do you want to spend? Are you going to upgrading your processor as well? Why are you upgrading?

Let us know what you are looking to get out of your new card and why as there may be other options open to you.
No processor upgrade (I'm at 2.6 ghz dual core, might OC)

Price range: $50-$75

Why?: I can't OC the GT240 so it's stuck at 550 mhz core clocks.


I was only wondering if this would be better than a GT240 (significantly).
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I'd keep saving for a more worthwhile upgrade or a totally new system
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Yep. I'd say keep saving as well.
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I'd keep saving for a more worthwhile upgrade or a totally new system
I finished my new system. Just installed a new mb and case last weekend. But, I had this card on my emachine.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatanaGFX View Post
No processor upgrade (I'm at 2.6 ghz dual core, might OC)

Price range: $50-$75

Why?: I can't OC the GT240 so it's stuck at 550 mhz core clocks.


I was only wondering if this would be better than a GT240 (significantly).
I only asked because, lets say you got a gtx 570 or something, you woudn't get half the benefit of it because your proc wouldn't be able to keep up.

To answer your question, that card wouldn't be a substantial upgrade. In that price range you should cruise the for sale section here, you may be able to pick up a 260 core 216, but again you really may be better off saving your money for a few other upgrades.

Edi: Actually here is a review where you can see a few tests with bothe 4670 and the 260 for comparison. Depending on the resolution, the 260 doubles frame rates in some games.
Edited by tats - 5/23/11 at 3:23pm
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Would that card be an upgrade from an EVGA GT240 512MB GDDR5?
No , it´s slower than the 240.

Have a look where it´s sitting in the rankings.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html

The 5670 would be a slightly better upgrade.
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I just upgraded from a GT240 1GB DDR3 to a GTS450. Thats a pretty good upgrade imo. Save up more money and pick up a minimum GTS450.
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