Should i buy a new graphics card ?

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eeeddr
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Hey guyz, i have an HP Pavillion g5405pt and as many of u should know it has a shitty 256mb graph card so i found this MSI RADEON HD6670 V2 2GB DDR3 PCI-E selling at 73euros and i wonder if i should buy it to replace the old one.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02889390&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=5080749&prodTypeId=12454
http://www.dateks.lv/en/cenas/25/70217_microstar_radeon_hd6670_2gb_ddr3_v2.php

The graphic card specs:
[Spoiler]Graphics Engine ATI Radeon HD 6670
Interface PCI Express x16 2.1
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size(MB) 2048
Memory Interface 128 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 800
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 1334
DVI Output 1
D-SUB Output 1
HDMI-Output 1
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11
OpenGL Version Support 4.1
Card Dimension(mm) 176 x 112 x 38mm[/Spoiler]

eire1274
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That system (per HP specs) was never equipped with a video card stock. It has a GPU within the motherboard chipset, the nVidia GeForce 6150SE, which is a very weak graphics system comparatively.

The MSI HD 6670 card you found would be a hefty upgrade over what you have now.

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eeeddr
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Would i be able to play mw3 or bf3 with it ?

Vitalius
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Yes, that card would be able to run either game at Mid-High settings at a good resolution with decent FPS. Notice all the general terms.

As long as your CPU won't hinder it, yeah, that's good enough :).

eeeddr
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I just found another, the Gigabyte NVidia GeForce 210 1GB DDR3
Its only 1Gb but its NVidia which one should i buy ?

eire1274
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The HD 6670 is 4 to 5 times faster than the GF210. Go with the MSI card, for sure.

Nick McDermott

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What resolution will you be running at?

The HD6670 is an adequate card, you'll be able to play MW3 fine. However that CPU will almost definitely hold you back in BF3. It should still be playable at mid settings depending on the resolution though. Just make sure you have MSAA disabled.

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Mr Phobik
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Anything is better than the graphics card it comes with.. :P

ChakLong
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Just remember that if you do that, depending on the terms of your warranty, you might destroy any existing warranties you have. Simply adding something to a PCI slot really shouldn't, but just saying.

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I have a GT 610 and it can run Black Ops max at 30FPS.

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