Solved New graphics card for computer

May 30, 2013 at 06:30:22
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, I want to buy a new graphics card and I want some advice. Right now I have a GT240, I've been told it's low end but as far as I can see it seems pretty decent, the only thing is it gets a little choppy when there's lots of activity on the screen. Also it's support for Direct X only goes up to 10.1 in a couple of years or by early next year I think games will be reaching that limit. The computer I have is a hp pavilion p6 series, the model number is p6-2260ea.

Well I'm not sure if I even need to get a new one. If I do I guess I want to buy something which is at least significantly better but there doesn't need to be a massive difference. I spent about £40-60 on this card, I would like to spend about £80 on a new graphics card and at most round about £100. I think I have seen some cards that cost about £199....that's just going too far for me.

I also guess it's important to tell you I intend to use it to play MMOs. I currently play Guild Wars 2, DCU online and I'm looking forward to Everquest Next which I hear is going to advance graphics even more.

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May 30, 2013 at 06:37:53
The GT 240 is a good card for low end gaming yes it does perform well if settings are well adjusted, meaning if they are set to medium with a resolution not above 1280x720 the 240 does pretty well. But i would recommend a change and since you want a budget card i would say and HD 6670 GDDR5 would be the best. it has DX11 and is capable of some good gaming.

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May 30, 2013 at 08:50:30
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Yeah, the GT 240 is a bit outdated but still a fairly decent gaming card, especially if it's the GDDR5 version. If you look at the benchmark comparisons in the article posted by toxic, you'll see it's not too far behind the HD 6670.

Have a look at the following chart & make sure the card you pick is at least 3 groups higher than the GT240. Also, you'll have to select a card that will work with your 300W PSU so probably the best you can do without a PSU upgrade would be the HD 7750 w/GDDR5.

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June 1, 2013 at 16:24:03
Ok I tell you what I'll just go for the HD 7750 and take you're word for it that diagram is bit too crowded. The only thing is I'm a little confused, there seems to be more than one card called HD 7750. You have the AMD Radeon HD 7750 (which is the one I think you're talking about) and there is another one called the Sapphire HD 7750 (I don't think this has PCI Express anyway). However the one I want to get is this..

As mentioned earlier it's the VTX3D AMD Radeon HD7750 1 GB Graphics card and it has DDR5.

EDIT: Ok guys there's just one issue, according to the review AMD Radeon has a digital only DVI connector and will not work with a DVI connector which is both digital and analogue. I don't think this should be a problem. I can see three DVI connectors on my computer the one which my current graphics card is connected to seems to be both digital and analogue but I can see a digital only DVI further down my computer at a vertical angle, it's also smaller than the one currently holding my graphics card, I'm assuming I would use this DVI connection.

Ok a better way of describing it is to look at this link again.

See under Back I/O Ports (further down the page) the connection I'm talking about is number 3 DVI-D. Hope this makes sense.

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June 1, 2013 at 18:29:27
It makes sense...your machine has both DVI-D and DVI-I connections from the pics. The video card has (apparently) only a DVI-I connection. Imagine you are using a DVI-D cable?

If you have the 1905FP monitor you can use a VGA cable (15 pin) with the adaptor to connect it all.

If you don't have the above monitor, let us know what you have.

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June 2, 2013 at 06:31:26
HP 2211 series Wide LCD Monitor. At any rate shouldn't I just be able to connect it to the DVI-I connection and job done?

EDiT: Ok I've decided what graphics card to get I thin k it's the one you're suggesting but it is branded 'Sapphire'. There is somebody on another forum asking pretty much the same question and has the same computer as me.

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