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Would the Radeon HD 7750 be a worthwhile upgrade?

By Hal24
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. Would this: Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5
    be a worthwhile video upgrade for my ancient PC or a waste of money?

    Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-M61VME-S2, Rev.2.0
    Chipset : nVidia GeForce 6100V
    Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ @ 2800 MHz
    Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
    Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
    Hard Disk : Seagate ST380815AS (80GB)
    DVD-Rom Drive : Toshiba-Samsung CDDVDW SH-S203N
    Monitor Type : Asus ASUS VH198 - 19 inches
    Network Card :NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #3
    Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
    DirectX : Version 9.0c (May 2010)
    Thank you all


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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,026   +913

    It is not a worthy upgrade since the X2 will bottleneck it greatly.
     
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    You can get a 7770 for less than the 7750 you linked to.

    I say go for it, your CPU will a bottleneck in certain games but you will see a vast improvement in gaming performance over your 8600GT. Also when you decide to upgrade your CPU/mobo/RAM you can still keep the same GPU.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,026   +913

    Will his PSU be sufficient enough?
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,908   +716

    I'd re-evaluate the choice after the HD 7790 drops tomorrow (about 12 hours from now). If the card gets a favourable reception, then you will likely see a small price reduction on the HD 7770 and 7750.

    The 8600GT pulls about 40-43w under load. The HD 7750 a little more- but barely, at ~50w.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,026   +913

    Yeah I +1 the 7790 idea.
     
  7. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Posts: 25

    You could buy that card, its good price/performance deal. You can use it in your future pc and it doesn t require a lot of power so that s nice. Its better than the 8600 GT.
     


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