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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BIGxRED, Jan 8, 2019.

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  1. BIGxRED

    BIGxRED Thread Starter

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    I have an Omen desktop 870-224, with a 1060 GPU. Need a new graphics card and am clueless on what to look for in a purchase, and what not to. I need at least a 1080 if possible.
     
  2. flavallee

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    HP OMEN 870-224 Desktop PC (support site)

    It comes with these hardware specs:
    HP Odense2-K motherboard
    Intel Core i5-7400 3.00 GHz quad core processor
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB graphic card
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    8 GB DDR4-2133 RAM
    500W power supply

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    The current graphic card is already handicapped because of the processor, so upgrading to a more powerful graphic card is a waste of time and money.
    You should consider maxing out the motherboard with 16 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM.

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  3. BIGxRED

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    I guess I should have put this in the original post, but I have 16 GB of RAM and recently upgraded to an i7 7700 processor.
     
  4. flavallee

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    Thanks for clarifying that you've already maxed it out with 16 GB of RAM, and that you've also upgraded to an Intel Core i7-7700 processor.

    These are the performance scores of that processor and of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080[/b] graphic card that you want to upgrade to.
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    I'm not a hardware/gaming expert, but I still feel you should stick with your current NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphic card.

    That's my "2 cents worth" of advice, so I'll leave you to the hardware/gaming experts.

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