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#1 Fyre2387

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

I'm running an Acer 3400G, right now all stock. I know my onboard Geforce 9200 won't have a chance of running GW2, so I'm looking to upgrade the video card. I know doing so will also require a new PSU, that's something I'm working on. My question is, assuming the power supply is taken care of, what kind of low profile video cards (ie, ones that will fit in my case) will run GW2?

#2 dhatcher1

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

You need to find a low profile card that is stronger than intel 3000 graphics.

http://www.tomshardw...iew,3107-7.html
Intel is the 3rd column, you can see how far down intel 3000 is.

This 6570 is the strongest slimline I found at newegg.  Its well above the minimum, though not as good as a 6670.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127612

#3 Elder III

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:21 AM

I think it was Sapphire that had plans to make a low profile HD 7750.  I'm not sure if it has made it to market, but if so it would be easily the most powerful one available for the low profile sub-market.

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http://www.techpower...-7750-Card.html

Edited by Elder III, 09 August 2012 - 12:22 AM.


#4 Verene

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:54 AM

Low profile 7750? Sweet. OP, I'd say go for that if you can.

If not, I did find a low profile 6670:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102958

#5 GUN4HIRE

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

View PostElder III, on 09 August 2012 - 12:21 AM, said:

I think it was Sapphire that had plans to make a low profile HD 7750.  I'm not sure if it has made it to market, but if so it would be easily the most powerful one available for the low profile sub-market.

***Hey, my old brain actually worked!

http://www.techpower...-7750-Card.html

Hello, I have a quick question I thought maybe you could help me with. You mention above the Sapphire 7750, and basically if I was to add this graphics card to my system, which is, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, E8400, with 4GB of Ram and 64 bit OS running on windows 7 would I be able to run GW2?  I would be grateful if you could let me know.

Many Thanks!

#6 typographie

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

View PostGUN4HIRE, on 17 December 2012 - 11:07 PM, said:

Hello, I have a quick question I thought maybe you could help me with. You mention above the Sapphire 7750, and basically if I was to add this graphics card to my system, which is, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, E8400, with 4GB of Ram and 64 bit OS running on windows 7 would I be able to run GW2?  I would be grateful if you could let me know.

Many Thanks!

The 7750 is a fine card for low-resolution, somewhat medium detail GW2 play. Its ideal if you're limited to a poor quality power supply and/or a small case. Its a little too weak for higher detail settings or high resolution on bigger monitors.

On an unrelated note, I'm not sure if there's a rule against it but for future reference I think we'd rather you made a new topic rather than posting in such an old thread.

#7 GUN4HIRE

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

View Posttypographie, on 18 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

The 7750 is a fine card for low-resolution, somewhat medium detail GW2 play. Its ideal if you're limited to a poor quality power supply and/or a small case. Its a little too weak for higher detail settings or high resolution on bigger monitors.

On an unrelated note, I'm not sure if there's a rule against it but for future reference I think we'd rather you made a new topic rather than posting in such an old thread.

Thanks for your reply

#8 GUN4HIRE

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

View Posttypographie, on 18 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

The 7750 is a fine card for low-resolution, somewhat medium detail GW2 play. Its ideal if you're limited to a poor quality power supply and/or a small case. Its a little too weak for higher detail settings or high resolution on bigger monitors.

On an unrelated note, I'm not sure if there's a rule against it but for future reference I think we'd rather you made a new topic rather than posting in such an old thread.

View Posttypographie, on 18 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

The 7750 is a fine card for low-resolution, somewhat medium detail GW2 play. Its ideal if you're limited to a poor quality power supply and/or a small case. Its a little too weak for higher detail settings or high resolution on bigger monitors.

On an unrelated note, I'm not sure if there's a rule against it but for future reference I think we'd rather you made a new topic rather than posting in such an old thread.

Could I ask you a quick question please? I done what what you said and started a new thread called Will my PC run this so if you wanted you could reply to either as you were the only person who has replied to me and know about graphic cards. Here's my problem, I found out my girlfriend has got me Guild Wars 2 for christmas and will get the Sapphire 7750 at the end of January but I also need to upgrade my power supply to a 500 to run the graphic card. At the moment I have a ATI Radeon HD 3450 and on a site I run a test that told me it would run GW2. Have you any idea how this will run?

Many thanks again, sorry for the inconvenience.

Edited by GUN4HIRE, 18 December 2012 - 10:51 PM.


#9 Elder III

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

I answered your question about that video card in the other thread, but you do not need a 500 watt PSU to power an HD 7750.  In fact a quality 300-350 watt PSU is more than enough for your system. :)

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Ditto on the not needing a 500watt supply.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202002

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161418

Edited by Quaker, 19 December 2012 - 04:47 PM.





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