Graphics card for 220w PSU.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:56 PM
AMD Athlon II X2 220 2.8GHz
nVidia GeForce 9200 (lmao.)
3GB DDR3 Ram
I want to run GTA IV smoothly on everything low, but resolution on 1024x768 with shadows on low/medium. Everything else on low. I need to be aware of the maximum power usage by a graphics card that I am going to buy, this computer is relatively new, so I really wouldn't like to f*ck it up, lol.
People (and I) have suggested these:
And more, will any of them work? I'm certain that the ATI 6570 will run GTA IV smoothly-ish on medium-low settings, as that is the best graphics card there, but I'm taking a risk if I buy once since the max power usage is something around 49W. Could any of you suggest some graphics cards?
I'm not going to upgrade my power supply, so yeah. I'd have to buy a new case, ensure it fits requirements etc. Any suggestions?
Also, my budget is nothing more than £40.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:21 PM
1 CPU heat is gonna hit the card from the bottom;
2 plus acer design has not enough ventilation for a card with a fan. you would have to get a hd 6570 low-profile card with a PASSIVE cooler (just heatsink, no fan). if you can find an passive nvidia card with 96 or more shader cuda cores (GTA IV also likes texture address units, but lets focus on cuda cores), that would be good for complementing your CPU and PSU...
Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:50 PM
Would the 6450 work well for GTA 4? Is it better than the 520GT?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:14 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:55 PM
Will it run with everything low except shadows on medium? With a decent framerate of 30+?
Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:04 PM
with dual core CPU, i THINK it will look and play something like this:
Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:37 PM Edited by corvettelover, 11 February 2013 - 07:39 PM.
I get around 35 fps IIRC in the EFLC benchmark @ 1680x1050 medium-high settings (textures and shadows at medium, rest at high/very high, don't remember the slider settings though) It'll probably be overkill though at 1024x768
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