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Upgrading my graphics card need help please

By hitech0101
Nov 11, 2011
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  1. I want to upgrade my graphics card currently running nvidia 8400 GS want to upgrade to nvidia/ATI bus powered card which won't require a power connector reason for upgrade, unable to play new games.Budget i think bus powered cards come cheap so please post cards which can play new games smoothly with my specs.


    My specs:
    Motherboard: Intel DG 31 PR
    Processor: Intel C2D 2.8 Ghz
    RAM:4 GB
    SMPS 400W but has no connector for graphics card.
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Maybe you can find a 4670 for cheap?
     
  3. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 429   +19

    I am on win7 it shows no support for dx11 will it make any difference? Thanks for helping
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Nope not really. It just means you're 8400GS isn't capable of DX11.
    I'm not entirely convinced that the 4670 is the best choice at that price though.
     
  5. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 429   +19

    can you suggest any more alternatives & does every 4670 model have crossfire or only saphire offers crosssfire? Thank you
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,094   +1,521

  7. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    How about a GT 440, doesn't need external power, cheap and can play most new games at reasonable quality.
     
  8. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 429   +19

    Is the gt 440 better than hd 4670 is there any card in gtx that doesn't require power connectors. Thanks for helping guyz
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,094   +1,521

    Check this site out for your performance questions. - High End Video Card Chart
    I don't believe there is. My GTS 450 even requires a 6-pin power connector.
     
  10. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    if you need a good graphics card for gaming @ small resolutions and without power connector , then The GT 440 is the best choice for you ,Good luck hitech0101
     
  11. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 429   +19

    thanks a lot for the chart i found hd 5670 to be cheap & offering great performance also it says 400w psu & 500w for crossfirex it doesn't mention separate power connectors should i go for it or should i look for more options. Thanks again for helping me make the right choice.
     
     
  12. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    yes , The hd 5670 dosen't require a separate power connectors , and it is more powerful than The GT 440
     
  13. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 429   +19

    Thanks gonna go for hd 5670.
     


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