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Graphics card upgrade

By doomraider · 6 replies
Jul 13, 2016
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  1. I have a Dell Inspiron 8300 Windows 10 with AMD HD6870 graphics card now want to upgrade as batman knight will not play. This card has been fantastic and I have played nearly them all. People online do not seem to be able to help and have different opinions on what works and what does not. I have 460 power supply. Can anyone help me.
     
  2. Hotlynx16

    Hotlynx16 TS Member Posts: 28

    IS it a XPS 8300?,Inspiron are laptops and it would help to have the service tag number
     
  3. doomraider

    doomraider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is a desktop. GFHG75J
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,541   +473

    Might be marginally playable at low resolutions - just not pretty. At 800x600 (if game supports that) you are not having to do as much work.

    Look at the Polaris cards as they enter the market - as long as TDP is under 145 watts (the HD6870 was rated at 151 watts).
     
  5. Hotlynx16

    Hotlynx16 TS Member Posts: 28

    Here is your info here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/servicetag/GFHG75J/configuration
    Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor 3.4Ghz , I am not an expert but even the HD6870 recommends a 500 watt supply or better. Saw where the game says minimum Radeon HD 7870 - 2 GB Memory Minimum,Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz. You processor is probably ok but you may have to get a bigger power supply to run a higher end card , Does it need to be low profile? I saw where the GTX600 series cards were incompatible ??
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
  6. Daxter334

    Daxter334 TS Rookie

    You should be fine with a gtx 960
     
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  7. Hotlynx16

    Hotlynx16 TS Member Posts: 28

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