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Solved: Upgrading Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Darkicon, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. Darkicon

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    Since the video card industry has gone fairly insane over the past few years, I'm not good at upgrading video cards. I'm upgrading from a Sapphire Radeon HD4670 1GB. I'm thinking about an EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Fermi 1GB since I can get a refurb for $70.

    How much of an upgrade is that? Or, alternatively, you can suggest a better card for under $90, preferably with HDMI and PCI-E v2.0.
     
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    On paper the 550ti is quite a substantial increase over the 4670, see here.

    As dai says, you will most likely need a PSU upgrade aswell. What is the exact make and model of you current machine as you should also check that your case can physically fit a standard size PSU. Quite a few 'big brand' manufacturers use their own proprietary PSUs which are not standard sizes.
     
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    I have an old full ATX tower I picked up at least a decade ago at a computer show (Verre V770) but yeah, I figured I'd need to upgrade my PSU as well.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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