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I need help with finding a compatible gaming graphics card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ninjaslayer649, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. ninjaslayer649

    ninjaslayer649 Thread Starter

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    Computer Model:
    HP Pavilion Elite e9290f Desktop PC

    I bought this computer recently second hand and I want to upgrade the graphics card from the current GTX 260 to something newer to play games. Unfortunately, I don't know which gaming graphics card to buy that is compatible and usable for playing modern titles such as PubG. Any help will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks

    Specs:
    Intel Core i7 920
    Motherboard: IPMTB-TK (Truckee)
    Installed Ram: 9GB
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    Power supply: 460W
    Computer case size:
    • Height: 40 cm (15.75 inches)
    • Width: 17.78 cm (7 inches)
    • Length: 43.18 cm (17 inches)
    Hard drive: 1TB
    Link to full specifications of the computer: https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c01901297


     
  2. crjdriver

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    That looks like a pretty old system. Your system will [most likely] have problems with modern video cards that need a uefi interface. Something like a gtx 750ti would be what I would install. Here is a link to one however there is not much to choose from in new cards;
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE78Y0624
     
  3. flavallee

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    Besides the current NVIDIA graphic card not having enough "horsepower" for gaming, it uses a lot of power (202 watts).

    The current Intel processor may also not have enough "horsepower" for gaming.

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    The suggested NVIDIA graphic card is a nice improvement in performance, and it uses a lot less power (60 watts).

    But as I previously said, your gaming experience may be handicapped by the current Intel processor.

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