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Graphics Card upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BruinBeer, May 19, 2011.

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  1. BruinBeer

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    Currently, I have a XFX GTS250 512MB Core Edition gpu in my computer and now some voice in my head tells me to upgrade a bit on this.
    I have a bit of a tight budget at max R2000 and was wondering if a card like this would be an ample upgrade: http://titan-ice.co.za/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_143&products_id=5141

    I have an idea that this the component causing some irritating lag in games, and I suspect that this will get worse when my new monitor arrive(a 27 inch) which will have larger res than my current 20inch 1600x900:rolleyes:

    I also prefer to run my games at the highest level possible, so tuning down the quality is not an option:D

    Any comments, ideas etc etc are welcome

    PS: Rest of specs is:
    AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz;
    Corsair 4gb ddr3 1333;
    Running WinXP Pro:cool:
     
  2. Tanis

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    I am running a GTX460 myself, I am a gamer and I find it quite a nice card. It isn't the best out there but it is pretty decent.

    However, things you need to also consider are:

    1) What PSU do you currently have, it may not be enough to support the new card as it will require more power to run it.
    2) Using WinXP is limiting your graphics a bit as you can only use DirectX 9. DirectX 10 and 11 are Vista and Windows 7 only, so you are missing out on their improvements.
     
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