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My fps in Minecraft have not been the best. My computer specs are:

Athlon II x4 635 @ 2.9GHz
4GB RAM
Radeon HD 3000 (integrated graphics)
ASRock 960GM U3/S3 motherboard.

I only get 20-30 fps playing on maximum settings in a window and 15-20 in fullscreen. I am looking for a budget GPU that will cost me as little as possible. I hope to get 50 fps in fullscreen after the upgrade. I have already had a Radeon HD 6670 suggested to me, but it costs $80 or so.
I can only afford about $50. I might be expecting too much, but I am on a very tight budget. So, what low-midrange GPUs are to be had for about $50?
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What is your resolution?
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1280x1024
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An AMD Radeon HD 6570 should handle Minecraft at 1280x1024 nicely, and if you go for one like this Sapphire card you can get it for $49.99 and a $10 MIR. Hope this helps.
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post #5 of 16
^^^^ this
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I live in Canada, and Newegg Canada has that model at $65. Do you think that a 6450 would be enough?
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It wouldn't handle it as well, but it should be able to do it decently.
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post #8 of 16
My 6450 ace'd Minecraft when I had it, get that.
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post #9 of 16
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Well thanks guys, because the 6450 is only $40 here, and there's a current deal of $30 on it right now. Fastest answer to a thread I ever saw. smile.gif
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post #10 of 16
Really? The fastest? Are you serious?
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