View Full Version : Graphics Card upgrading

08-08-2010, 07:52 PM
My brother has been asking me about upgrading his graphics card. He has a GeForce 8800 GTX and his computer runs on 4 gigs of ram. What kind of card can we look at that's above his current, and will he then also need to upgrade ram, or will 4 gb still cut it? He's using it almost exclusively for gaming.

08-08-2010, 08:27 PM
PSU is the first thing to look at. Cards are power hungry. As for gaming, I have no complaints about my card.

08-09-2010, 12:56 PM
I`ll second the Radeon HD 4870 ... I have two in my M17X laptop (running Crossfire).

What`s the CPU? That might end up being the bottle-neck. The four gig RAM should be fine. (6-8 would be a little nicer obviously)

If he's really serious and his m-board/PSU can handle it then run a SLI or Crossfire configuration. (Piggy-back video cards)

08-11-2010, 06:41 AM
Same boat here too! MSI 460 Cyclone 1gb is looking pretty sweet! Anything on this as an upgrade?

Upper Decker
08-11-2010, 11:09 AM
Im lookin at a pair of GTX 460s for my next upgrade. i dont care what they have for cooling since they are giong to have waterblocks stamped on them.

08-15-2010, 12:17 PM
4 GB RAM is plenty, but yes depending how high you go on the card, you may need to upgrade power supply. It would help to know your CPU/platform as well.

A Geforce GTX 460 and up or Radeon 5770 and up would be an upgrade.

You should also tell us how much cake your looking to spend, then we could tell you the best couple of cards for the cash..