Question what is the best GPU for a pentium e2180

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so...
I have a pentium e2180 dual core @ 2.00ghz (2.60ghz boosted)
some other specs:
2gb ram ddr2 (never mind about them :sweatsmile:)
120gb ssd teamgroup
windows 10 pro lite (ghost spectre and run smooth)
these specs just to play old games like: gta 4/gta sa (online)/cs source/flatout 2. thas'all

my question is:
what is The best graphics card for this processor to avoid the bottleneck
 

Charseza

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On lower end computers, I prolly go for a GT730 or GT630, maybe even a GT1030.

But ddr2? At least get a ddr3 board and 8gb ram. That shouls be enough.

But if that isn't the case, get more than 2gb of ddr2!
 

NightHawkRMX

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GTA4 is very unlikely to run at all with that system regardless of GPU.

However, something like an Nvidia GT730 would be plenty to run cs source and gta SA. I would strongly reccomend upgrading your ram as well, though.
 
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On lower end computers, I prolly go for a GT730 or GT630, maybe even a GT1030.

But ddr2? At least get a ddr3 board and 8gb ram. That shouls be enough.

But if that isn't the case, get more than 2gb of ddr2!
so i was searching for a mobo with ddr3 ram and socket lga775
all products was out of stock
i've been stocked in this mobo for a long time (from 2008 :tongueclosed:)
 
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On lower end computers, I prolly go for a GT730 or GT630, maybe even a GT1030.

But ddr2? At least get a ddr3 board and 8gb ram. That shouls be enough.

But if that isn't the case, get more than 2gb of ddr2!
in my country they don't sale gpu's like gt630 or 730 or 1030 (btw they have g210 and gt710 and i don't like it)
just high end graphics that's all
 
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GTA4 is very unlikely to run at all with that system regardless of GPU.

However, something like an Nvidia GT730 would be plenty to run cs source and gta SA. I would strongly reccomend upgrading your ram as well, though.
as i said i can't replace my mobo cuz all products (like ddr3 ram socket LGA 775) are out of stock
 
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You will have to buy a USED motherboard to get anything that supports DDR3. E-Bay or equivalent in your country.
i'm from tunisia so in this country don't support paypal.
i can't buy something from another country just in tunisia.
and i don't want to go to the repairer cuz he can cheat on you.
The only solution is to order the motherboard from someone who lives in Canada and he can buy it and bring it here with him
 

Charseza

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in my country they don't sale gpu's like gt630 or 730 or 1030 (btw they have g210 and gt710 and i don't like it)
just high end graphics that's all
Well, it would be best to move to a newer generation cpu. Lga 775 i think is 3rd gen and below right? For intel at least.

You can get cheap mobos that are compatible with LGA 1150, 4th gen intel processors. Not only do you spend a little amount of money considering they are cheap, but the performance gain compared to what you have now would be remarkable.

Basically what I'm saying is, it's 2021, and I just upgraded from an i3 4150 8gb ddr3 system to an i5 4690 32gb system. And from my standpoint, I already considered the i3 4150 to be "obsolete". So the best thing to upgrade for you now, truthfully and frankly, is your entire system.

I mean no offense, but socket 1150 board can go as low as 15-20$ USD nowadays, pair that up with a $20 USD i3 4th gen processor, or even an i5 4th generation such as a 4440 or 4460. You can find those for as low as only $30-$40 USD. Pair that up with cheap $10 4gb ddr3 ram, the performance per dollar ratio would be pretty good. Although I dont recommend 4gb ram nowadays.

I am by no means an expert on this. This is just my opinion, or rather this is how I would do it if i were in your position.

Trust me, try to spend a little on improving your system. It'll take care of you for possibly 2-3 years.

As for GPUs, I see some GTX 560 ti's retail for about $20 USD also. All these components would cost you prolly less or equal to $100 USD.
 

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I still got my old LGA775 system running with a Xeon X5460 with juicy oc, a GTX 660 Ti and 8 GB DDR2, dual booting XP and 7 for older games. and for it's age it's still surprisingly capable and runs some games up to around 2016/17 decently.

The E2180 is pretty much low end even for that 12 year old platform. If you really intend to stay on it (which I wouldn't recommend for your main rig) I'd go with something faster to start.
Used Q6600 or Q8400 should be cheap to come by and upgrading to 4 or better 8 GB RAM would be the first step.
At that point a GT 1030, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 570, HD 7870/7950, RX 550 etc would be a good fit. Getting an SSD wouldn't be bad either (120-240 GB can be found for under 30$/€)

But that doesn't change the fact that the entire platform is more than outdated and looking for something newer, even if used, might be a better choice.
Windows 10 (and 7 and 8 for the matter) aren't really fun on 2 GB, even the 32-bit version. They consume that alone without anything else running.

Oh, and GTA4 is notoriously demanding. Even if miraculously a RTX 3090 would materialize in your room, the E2180 won't have a good time for it. Quad core basically mandatory.
 

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