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    Shadowlander Byronyk's Avatar
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    Default [System Check] Will I see a dramatic upgrade?

    Hello all! I'm looking at buying a new graphics card and was hoping to get some advice.

    I currently use:

    AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    8192MB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

    RIFT makes my fps take a dump. This isn't just isolated to RIFT, but games like WoW on medium-low settings at CS-Source run perfectly fine. I've been looking at the Nvidia GTX 460 per recommendations from a few friends. Note: I'm strapped for cash atm, so please consider that.

    My question is this:

    Will I see a dramatic increase in FPS from the GT 220 to GTX 460?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronyk View Post
    Hello all! I'm looking at buying a new graphics card and was hoping to get some advice.

    I currently use:

    AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    8192MB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

    RIFT makes my fps take a dump. This isn't just isolated to RIFT, but games like WoW on medium-low settings at CS-Source run perfectly fine. I've been looking at the Nvidia GTX 460 per recommendations from a few friends. Note: I'm strapped for cash atm, so please consider that.

    My question is this:

    Will I see a dramatic increase in FPS from the GT 220 to GTX 460?
    I too would like to know. I have those exact specs and I'm trying to upgrade to a GTX 460. Just remember, though, that you might have to get a better PSU to handle a better graphics card.

    Edit: Actually I have an AMD Phenom II x4.
    Last edited by GlitterOlive; 02-22-2011 at 11:50 PM.

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    i have a phenom II 955 black edition @ 3200mhz with 8gb ddr3 that i built last year
    and i went from a gts 250 to a gigabyte gtx 460 superoverclock.


    love it, well worth the cash. if i had more cash at the time i would have considered the gigabyte gtx 560 superoverclock but performance wise i didn't see the point in the extra cash spent.
    Last edited by Malformed; 02-22-2011 at 11:53 PM.

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    Yes you would see a quite a good bit of FPS boost

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    Well thanks fellas for the comments. I have one last question.

    The GTX 460 is a PCI Express card and, right now, I can't open up my case to see if my motherboard has a PCI Express slot (BLAME RIFT downloading! XD)

    Anyways, I looked up my card (GT 220) and it says it's "Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2". That being said, if the GT 220 runs on PCI Express, would it be safe to assume my mobo is compatible with PCI Express? (Btw, this is assuming "Bus = PCI Express x 16 Gen2" actually means something)

    Note - Forgive my ignorance on that, just clarifying so I don't make an uninformed purchase.

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    yeap the gtx you are looking at is a PCIe 2.0 x16 so you should be safe.
    Last edited by Malformed; 02-23-2011 at 12:13 AM.

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