Graphics card upgrade.

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Grey@, May 16, 2018 at 5:24 PM.

  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 Consultant

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    The 5870m is outdated at this point and even in SLI it won’t make much of a difference.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