Help on upgrading graphics card.

Neocyte

Distinguished
Dec 21, 2012
32
0
18,530
Hi! I'm a new member fresh off the batch, so do forgive me for any lacking pieces of information. I bought a HP-Pavillion p-7 1254 well over a year ago, and since then, I've noticed a reoccurring theme: Its graphics card is not all up to today's modern PC-gaming standards. I've been scouring the web for a good graphics card, and all I've found wwere these two cards: Raedon HD 7750 and 6670. I'm looking to play games such as Skyrim and GW2, amd my budget is around $100-200'ish.

-Do you think this is a good choice?
-> If not, please suggest another and please be detailed!
-Thanks in advance! :D

Specs: AMD A6-3620 APU Processor
AMD Raedon HD 6530D Graphics Card
8 GB RAM
300W PSU
1 TB Hard Drive

Here's the link for anything I missed: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03135882
 
+1 to that. Check what PSU you already have, but it's probably not great. As for graphics card, $200 could get you a GTX660 and it's a thing of beauty. Best bang-for-the-buck by miles. Do you know what you have already? If it's sub-6670 then you're gonna see a colossal improvement.
 
ATI no longer exist... you're maybe thinking of AMD now. They don't appreciate your brand loyalty anyway (none of them do - these are colossal tech corporations with billions of dollars, driven purely by profit), but if you really don't want nVidia hardware, a 2GB 7850 would do.
 

Commandermadi

Honorable
Dec 13, 2012
330
0
10,810


nVidia also is driven purely by profit dude... Something like Phsyx is a pure marketing trick for example.
 


You maybe missed the 'none of them do' part :) And I used to think that about PhysX because it's what everyone told me. I have a Radeon so haven't had the chance to play with PhysX myself. But somebody posted this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAfzjTAhpBk&feature=player_embedded

I have to admit, that's pretty damned cool :-D
 

Commandermadi

Honorable
Dec 13, 2012
330
0
10,810


Actually I went strongly into reading more and more about graphics card the last couple of weeks thanks to you. You were one of the firsts to recommend the GTX 670 for me over the AMD 7970 while others recommended the latter one so I was confused and I had to curiously read almost every and each review in and outside toms :))
 
Hehe well I'm flattered :-D Did you buy the GTX670? It's a really awesome card - I'd love to own one, but I'm gonna hold off until next year's models. If GTX700 is as big an improvement over GTX600 as GTX400 was over GTX200 then it'll be worth the wait!
 

Commandermadi

Honorable
Dec 13, 2012
330
0
10,810
Yes I ordered it like 6 hours ago. Should arrive here on Dec 26 tho and I can't wait. I ordered the Gigabyte Windforce 3x one after a long time of confusion between rather to choose it or the Asus Direct CU ii non top.
 
Ah nice! I have to admit I'm a bit jealous :) I'm gonna hold off on DLCs 3 and 4 of Borderlands 2 until I get a GeForce for the PhysX. Did you see that video ^? What hardware are you upgrading from by the way? Gigabyte are an excellent manufacturer - they're my combined top choice for motherboards / graphics along with MSI / EVGA. Anyway it's late where I am so I'm gonna grab some sleep. Have fun with your GTX670! :) And OP, have fun with whatever you choose!
 

Neocyte

Distinguished
Dec 21, 2012
32
0
18,530

And you're sure that I will be able to install it? Have you checked the nooks 'n crannies of my pc to see if the specs matched?
 

Commandermadi

Honorable
Dec 13, 2012
330
0
10,810


I am upgrading from a 2GB Gigabyte GTX 650. And the same for the motherboard, its a gigabyte as well. I dunno why but I am love Gigabyte products :)
 

Commandermadi

Honorable
Dec 13, 2012
330
0
10,810


I am not sure as I think you will need 500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector to install that card. And.. for how much is that PC already?
 

Neocyte

Distinguished
Dec 21, 2012
32
0
18,530

Specs and a link is already posted.