1. #1

    What graphic card can I/should I upgrade to? Gigabyte GTX 650 / PowerColor HD 7750?

    Any help would be great :-)

    I'm generally playing WoW, but would like to play planetside 2, GW2, Tribes.


    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Packard Bell
    System Model: ixtreme M3730
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GT 320
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CA2&SUBSYS_215017…
    Display Memory: 2778 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 986 MB
    Shared Memory: 1791 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

    GTX 650
    http://www.ebuyer.com/396968-gigabyte-gt…

    HD7750
    http://www.ebuyer.com/394761-powercolor-…

    Edit: Thanks for all the replys I'm now looking at the gtx650ti
    http://www.ebuyer.com/409579-kfa2-gt...l-65igh8dl7axx
    Last edited by hnlntm; 2012-12-05 at 12:04 PM.

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by hnlntm View Post
    Any help would be great :-)

    I'm generally playing WoW, but would like to play planetside 2, GW2, Tribes.


    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Packard Bell
    System Model: ixtreme M3730
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GT 320
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CA2&SUBSYS_215017…
    Display Memory: 2778 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 986 MB
    Shared Memory: 1791 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

    GTX 650
    http://www.ebuyer.com/396968-gigabyte-gt…

    HD7750
    http://www.ebuyer.com/394761-powercolor-…
    How about the gtx 660?

    If you're gonna play Wow then go with Nvidia.
    Last edited by c0rnel; 2012-12-05 at 01:11 AM.

  3. #3
    I've looked at the gtx 660, but my budget won't stretch. I'm having to upgrade the psu witha 700w corsair. I don't trust cheap psu so cutting back on the card.

  4. #4
    Ok in that case I think you should still get good performance. A good quality psu is a smart choice.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by hnlntm View Post
    I've looked at the gtx 660, but my budget won't stretch. I'm having to upgrade the psu witha 700w corsair. I don't trust cheap psu so cutting back on the card.
    You don't need 700W and you don't need Corsair. Antec 430W PSUs are legit and run around $40 http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-...&w=400&sort=a7

    The 650 and the 7750 are approximately equivalent http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...rmance/20.html but I'd definitely consider moving up to the 7770 or 650 Ti if you can save some money by going with a cheaper PSU. If you can save a lot of money, then the next step up would be 7850.

    Hierarchy goes like this:
    7750 ~ 650 < 7770 ~ 650 Ti < 7850 < 7870 ~ 660

    I would pass on PowerColor as a manufacturer though: http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/...uide/Guide.png

  6. #6
    Between your two choices the 650 is the better choice, but if you have a source of income I'd recommend waiting and getting a card in a higher price range.

  7. #7
    Got a 650ti and it runs 70-90 fps on wow ultra

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by yurano View Post
    You don't need 700W and you don't need Corsair. Antec 430W PSUs are legit and run around $40 http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-...&w=400&sort=a7

    The 650 and the 7750 are approximately equivalent http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...rmance/20.html but I'd definitely consider moving up to the 7770 or 650 Ti if you can save some money by going with a cheaper PSU. If you can save a lot of money, then the next step up would be 7850.

    Hierarchy goes like this:
    7750 ~ 650 < 7770 ~ 650 Ti < 7850 < 7870 ~ 660

    I would pass on PowerColor as a manufacturer though: http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/...uide/Guide.png
    Thank you for the informative reply. One of the links mentioned a psu calculator, it opened my eyes to how much power I would be wasting. I've decided to go for a 500w psu and go for a 650ti :-)

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