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Hello overclockers i need a advice from you! so let's talk about my question.. i have an ATi Radeon HD 4670 1GB GDDR3 GPU but still i can't play the new games in high settings like a Crysis 2, NFS SHIFT 2,..even a GTA 4 which requires a quad-core cpu and i already have it, so what do you think do i need to overclock my gpu to get more fps or do i need to buy a new one and please tell me what kind of graphics card do you recommended me?

and my other specs are:

MOBO: ASRock G41 Express Chipset
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
HDD: SATA 2 / 320GB / 7200RPM by HITACHI
PSU: COOLER MASTER 550W Real Power.

THANKS IN ADVANCE AND SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH
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In a word, Yes.

In order to recommend a gpu, we would need to know your budget.

The 460-se of 560 ti are both good bang for your buck cards for around 100 for the 460 and 130 for the 560.
Edited by bob808 - 7/18/11 at 2:42pm
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Anything above gtx460 or amd 6850 would likely be wasted until you upgrade the rest of your setup.

You should be able to get either of those cards for 100-$150
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Hello overclockers i need a advice from you! so let's talk about my question.. i have an ATi Radeon HD 4670 1GB GDDR3 GPU but still i can't play the new games in high settings like a Crysis 2, NFS SHIFT 2,..even a GTA 4 which requires a quad-core cpu and i already have it, so what do you think do i need to overclock my gpu to get more fps or do i need to buy a new one and please tell me what kind of graphics card do you recommended me?

and my other specs are:

MOBO: ASRock G41 Express Chipset
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
HDD: SATA 2 / 320GB / 7200RPM by HITACHI
PSU: COOLER MASTER 550W Real Power.

THANKS IN ADVANCE AND SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH
Um, GTA IV is probably the hardest game to get to work properly for any GPU. It's not only your CPU that does the trick. Some games are more CPU dependant andt others are relying more on GPU.

Your CPU could do some overclocking. It's quite on the low end, and it's old tech.

Overclocking your GPU will most likely improve game performance. But honestly, if you thought a C2Q Q8400 stock clock and Radeon HD4670 would run Crysis 2, NFS Shift 2 and GTA IV on high settings, you must've been living under a rock

But if you really want to upgrade, and you can afford it: GTX 580

If on a tighter budget: HD6950

If on a real right budget: GTX 550 or HD6850

Hope it helped a bit

I only got my GTA IV running smoothly with my i5-2500k and 2x GTX 460s - and that's with limitid draw distance.

But if I were you, also to rule out any bottlenecking, I'd upgrade to either Sandy Bridge og Bulldozer, once it gets out. i5-2500k, 4Gb. 1600Mhz. RAM and one of the above GPUs would suffice for High to Ultra game settings
Edited by WhitePrQjser - 7/18/11 at 2:46pm
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but what about my PSU which is only 550Watt , do you think that it's capable with GTX 550 or HD6850 ?
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I'd say upgrade. Grab something like a GTX 460 1.2GB - you should see a FPS Increase dramatically. I'm sure if you got a HD 4870 1Gb You'd see an increase of FPS, and you can find one for about 85-110$.
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I wouldn't trust a gtx 460 on a power supply like that. That cooler master is probably a 400w at best. I'd stick to something with only one power connector, like the 6850 or gtx 550 ti. The 6850 will perform better btw. Or, if you are looking for something cheaper, you can always take a look at something like the 6770 or gts 450.
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ok then i'm very pleased with all your answers, so thank you so much
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Just looked up your power supply and unfortunately, I was right. It has under 400w on 3 12v rails. So stick with lower wattage graphics cards like the ones I recommended. Good luck.
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