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Graphics Card Advice

#11DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/4/2013 10:11:05 AM
Arrrk posted...
I'm probably just over-thinking this whole thing and sounding ungrateful, (I'm really not,) but even that 7750 looks to be too good. I know Minecraft is deceptive when it comes to what it needs to run well, but 2GB of Ram in a graphics card? Surely that's overkill.
I don't want to pay more, for the ability to play games that I never will.

Just in case you skimmed or missed my first post; I don't play games on my PC so I don't need a graphics card that can run Battlefield or Crysis anything like that. I simply want to have a steady FPS rate of around 30, with a few mods installed.


If that 7750 really is the card for me, just tell me to shut my face and go buy it.


The 2GB of RAM doesn't make it go fast. It's just a con to get people to think the lower end cards are better than they are.
7750 or 7770 is what you should be going for.
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#12NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 10:11:09 AM
Arrrk posted...
Haha, oh wow! I live in the UK and that one is nearly double the price of the 7750 here!

I don't mind dropping 10 bucks here or there if the difference is worth it, so ideally, if I'm not going to find anything competent at around half the price of the 7750, I may as well just buy that.


http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-GeForce-PCI-Express-N210-512D2/dp/B009K1PY3S/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-512-P3-1300-LR-GeForce-Express-Graphics/dp/B004BQKQ8A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

See how the prices on those are for you.
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#13Kokuei05Posted 10/4/2013 11:30:13 AM
Download Optifine and enable multi core. The game Vanilla only uses a single core.
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#14Arrrk(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 11:45:58 AM
Kokuei05 posted...
Download Optifine and enable multi core. The game Vanilla only uses a single core.


Thanks, but I already did that and can achieve around 20FPS in windowed mode and around 7FPS in full screen. I'm fairly certain that I just need a better graphics card.


Nicodemus - Thanks for those links, they certainly seem like budget price cards that could work, but I struggled a little to find them on the Amazon UK website, and in the process of browsing, I came across a few graphics cards that seem like they could very well fit the bill for what I need. I'd be very interested in hearing what you (or anyone else) thinks.

AMD Radeon HD 6670
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radeon-Graphics-PCI-Express-GDDR5-Dust-proof/dp/B004XANO24

Sapphire AMD HD6670
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD6670-Retail-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B005T4K9IA/

AMD Radeon 6450
http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Graphics-PCI-Express-DirectX-Technology/dp/B005YZO3MW



The third of those links is just a budget card that seemed ok for the price, but it's probably terrible.
Again, if that 7750 you linked me to is still the better choice, just tell me to stop fussing and go buy it.
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#15NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 12:29:26 PM(edited)
All 3 of the cards you linked are DDR3 cards, and the first two are nearly the same price as the 7750 (a DDR5 card,) so it would be really foolish to get either of those. Come to think of it, the 2 other cards I linked are DDR3 as well, so don't bother with those.

The 3rd card is quite cheap, but comparing it to your current card, it's not that much of an improvement.

I think you're best served by getting the 7750, if you can afford it. Also, while you are only interested in Minecraft at the moment, you may see something else that interests you eventually, and having this card will at least make some of the newer games playable.


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#16Arrrk(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 1:04:35 PM
7750 it is then. Thanks for all of your help. I'd be completely lost on my own (as is probably evident by now).

Oh, one thing I noticed is that the 7750 you linked is also DDR3 not DDR5. Is it still going to be ok?
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#17Dirk85UKPosted 10/4/2013 1:06:16 PM
Arrrk posted...
7750 it is then. Thanks for all of your help. I'd be completely lost on my own (as is probably evident by now).

Oh, one thing I noticed is that the 7750 you linked is also DDR3 not DDR5. Is it still going to be ok?


Get a 7750 with DDR5, scan.co.uk is an excellent retailer and very reasonably priced.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7750-ghost-thermal-technology-4500mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-800mhz-512-cores-hdmi-d-sub-d
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#18NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 1:37:15 PM(edited)
Arrrk posted...
7750 it is then. Thanks for all of your help. I'd be completely lost on my own (as is probably evident by now).

Oh, one thing I noticed is that the 7750 you linked is also DDR3 not DDR5. Is it still going to be ok?


Oh, weird. I've never seen the same GPU have different types of memory before. Good catch. You definitely want the DDR5 version.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11202-10-20G-Profile-Graphics-Eyefinity/dp/B008H7T7YI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

That's the one I had.

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#19Arrrk(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 3:37:26 PM
Sweet, I'll order that one when I get the chance.

Thanks a lot for the help, and especially for linking to Amazon UK for me.
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