Need some advise please regarding replacing my current graphics cards as they are giving me problems - overheating and crashes when gaming.
My current setup is x2 8800gtx in sli and am looking to replace these with just the one card and my preference would be a geforce but am open to an ati card.
My budget is tight so looking to spend around £50ish so maybe ebay is my best bet.
I would like to have the same performance of my current cards if possible so have been doing some research and it looks like a geforce gtx 285 would do the job.
My mobo only supports PCI express 2.0 so these new cards that are 3.0 wont do.
I dont do much gaming on my pc only games like L4D2, Fm2012 so nothing that intensive.
Any advise will be appreciated.
Temporary graphics card replacement - advise needed
Apparently the AMD 7750 is a good card for a touch more than that.
Any 3.0 card will work fine, you are just bandwidth limited (which isn't an issue with cards under £100 or so anyway).
Actually, the 285 looks more powerful than the 7750, but I can't see it for sale anywhere for £50 or so - may be an older or discontinued model. I'm not certain either will be quite up to 2 x 8800 GTX, but they shouldn't be far off.
Edited by RobTheBuilder at 12:46:23 30-03-2013
Edited by RobTheBuilder at 12:48:01 30-03-2013
thanks for the reply and advise.
I think ill take a gamble and get one of the geforce cards 285 gtx from ebay, hopefully ill get a decent price for one
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I remember when two 8800gtx would have been the absolute pinnacle; crysis was released when this was the state of the art card iirc.
50 quid PC owners are fecking nuts.
I remember playing Burnout Legends in 3D at the NVidia stand at the Gadget Show a few years ago, it ran at 60fps in high res 3D on an 8800gtx. I was very impressed.
Shame the Criterion NFS games haven't had the same optimisation.
Yeah me too. Burnout Paradise was also really well optimised. I think NFS Most Wanted is about the only game my laptop can't play, which is annoying.
You'ld think that developers would learn that there is a big market for laptop owners with moderate 3D capability and the desire to play games.