Upgrade from GeForce 7050/nForce 610i

By lubbockite
Jan 26, 2010
  1. Would like to upgrade from my current GPU and power supply to something more discrete and powerful. Probably a mid-range GPU will suffice, with from 0.5-1.0Gb of its own memory. Not a gamer, but do photo work and a little video editing. The current GeForce 7050/nForce 610i GPU isn't bad, but isn't sharp and crisp, either, for close photo work. More specs below. Please advise, with thanks in advance.

    1. Motherboard - ASUSTeK P5N73-AM
    2. Graphic interface - GeForce 7050/nForce 610i (only 128MB memory)
    3. Memory - 4GB (2x2) PC2-6400 (400MHz) DDR2 Single channel
    4. CPU - Core 2 Quad Q6700
    5. CPU Speed - 2.66GHz
    6. Power Supply Make/Model - ATX
    7. Watt output/Amperage -- 300W 12V
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    What's your budget?

    In all probability you'll have to change your PSU to be able to power the GPU.
  3. lubbockite

    lubbockite TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My budget is $200-$250. That would be for GPU and PSU together, if possible.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Well i guess then you may choose to look at ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB ram, and OCZ-500MXSP 500W PSU.

    With shipping it may get just over 250 mark but i believe its worth every bit.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I'll second Archean. However, if you're not gaming, the HD 5750 would suit you fine.
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