Graphics card upgrade.

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Grey@, May 16, 2018.

  1. Grey@

    Grey@ Newbie

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    Hello,
    What I'm using:
    • Alienware M17 R2
    • rgb LCD screen
    • Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
    • 2.00 gigahertz Intel Core i7 X 920
    • 8GB Corsair Memory
    • Radeon HD 5800
    I'm pretty satisfied with the overall performance of the current graphics card, but I just started playing the COD WW2 and though it will play, it at times bottoms out with framerate performance. I have verified the most current drivers and BIOS updates, but still not really too smooth.

    Looking at perhaps updating the Graphics card(s).
    Without spending hundreds of $$, what can you recommend?
    I read where the Radeon M290X is optimal but for $400-500 bux, too pricey!
    I do have a 2nd open graphics card bay for a 2nd card... would this be a viable option?


    Tips, idea's and suggestions appreciated.

    ~Grey
     
  2. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Evangelist

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    980m....tons of articles on this type of thing do a quick search
     
  3. Grey@

    Grey@ Newbie

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    Thanks for the tip, but still $400 plus.
     
  4. Talon

    Talon Notebook Virtuoso

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    The 5870m is outdated at this point and even in SLI it won’t make much of a difference. That would be a waste.

    980m would be your best option and would really give that laptop new life and allow for smooth gameplay.

    Another option would be to sell the laptop and grab a BGA laptop around $600 with a 7700hq and 1060 3/6gb and 16gb DDR4. It can be found used/refurbished.
     
  5. Grey@

    Grey@ Newbie

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    Thanks for the good advice...
    I'm considering selling this M17 and upgrading.
    I picked it up cheap enough last month for $300.00
     
  6. sqjay

    sqjay Newbie

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    Any thoughts about M4000m from Taobao?
    I found some under 200$ and the card is same or better than 970m.
     
  7. tweake628

    tweake628 Notebook Geek

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    where can you find a laptop with a i7 7700hq and 1060 3/6gb ? that's a really good deal
     
  8. Ila Huber

    Ila Huber Newbie

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    Hi, I am a logo designer in a leading company and I want to upgrade my personal computer according to designers pc. Can anyone tell me which graphic card is best for my work who will not lag while working.
     
  9. LanceAvion

    LanceAvion Notebook Evangelist

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    I agree, that would be a fantastic deal. The best deal I've seen myself for that price is an i5, 1050Ti Acer Nitro 5 from Best Buy, but even it is currently $650.
     
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