Any graphics card gurus out there?

  Ian in Northampton 29 Jun 12
Locked

My son'e PC has an NVIDIA 8800GTS graphics card in his PC. However, he wants to play Battlefield 3 on it, which is apparently quite demanding in terms of graphics. According to the Battlefield 3 system requirements, the 8800GTS is about the minimum you need. The recommended card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950 - which are £100 - £150 cards. Can anyone recommend a 'sweet spot' somewhere between the two where he'd see a worthwhile graphics performance improvement - but for rather less money?

  KRONOS the First 30 Jun 12

A couple of things you need to take into consideration when upgrading a GPU, whether your current PSU can supply enough power comfortably. The other thing is your current CPU will bottleneck the new GPU. You might also struggle to get a decent upgrade for less than a £100.

So what motherboard/PSU/and CPU have you?

Thanks Chronus. I'll need to get my son to find out.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

IKinema aims to banish droopy shoulders and wonky spines in animated CG characters

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message