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Hello. I have a Phenom II 3.2 ghz Quad-core cpu. 4 gigs 1333 mhz ram. 800watt Corsair PSU with LOTS of 12v amps. Unfortunately my videocard is a radeon HD 4550 512 meg Vram.. I am getting horrid frame rates in games these days.

Could anyone suggest a videocard that costs no more than $130 that could increase my fps nicely?
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I have my video card for sale. You can check the OC specs in my system. Anyways, you should probably let us know the resolution, games, and game settings you play.
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well my monitor maxes out at 1360x768. I play ALL KINDS of games. Currently playing Fallen Earth, Mortal Online and getting 20 fps at best in those. The Witcher 2 Im getting like 9 fps with lowest graphics lol.
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Originally Posted by Makar40 View Post
Hello. I have a Phenom II 3.2 ghz Quad-core cpu. 4 gigs 1333 mhz ram. 800watt Corsair PSU with LOTS of 12v amps. Unfortunately my videocard is a radeon HD 4550 512 meg Vram.. I am getting horrid frame rates in games these days.

Could anyone suggest a videocard that costs no more than $130 that could increase my fps nicely?
WOW you have just about the same setup I had two days ago. Even the same HD 4550.

Only difference is that your PSU is already good enough.

Get an HD 6950, it's around US$220

HD 6950 1GB $243 ($223 after rebate)
HD 6950 2GB $263 ($233 after rebate)


HD 6950 will let you run any game at max settings with very good framerates...

I get 60-100 FPS in Just Cause 2 on max settings at 1280x1024 resolution.

It's also a quiet card. It doesn't scream or anything. Well, the Sapphire version at least... and it comes with crossfire bridge, HDMI cable, DVI-VGA adapter, etc. so I recommend the Sapphire version.
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post #5 of 7
He said 130$.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0&MaxPrice=130


check the GTX460 out. Easy increase without a doubt. But i am sure you are going for Ati/AMD. So the list is there.
Edited by Gothiq - 5/27/11 at 8:18pm
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post #6 of 7

A gtx260 or a 460 would fit the bill and give you room to upgrade your monitor in the future.

You may be able to find it cheaper.



Or if you don't mind used,looks like a good deal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gothiq View Post
He said 130$.
Ooops.


SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 6770 $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102937
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