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Journeyman III

change graphics card ?

hello I am French so excuse me for my writing.
here I would like to change the graphics card to improve my computer but I do not know the ones that could correspond to my computer.

Type de processeur  QuadCore AMD FX-4100, 3700 MHz (18.5 x 200)
Nom de la carte mère  Asus M5A97 (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Chipset de la carte mère  AMD 970, AMD K15
Mémoire système  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM1: G Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9-4GBRL  4 Go DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM2: G Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9-4GBRL  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Type de Bios  AMI (08/22/2011)
Port de communication  Port de communication (COM1)
Carte vidéo  AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (1 Go)
Accélérateur 3D  AMD Radeon HD 6770 (Juniper)
Moniteur  Asus VS198 [19" LCD] (BALMTF204184)
Moniteur  Asus VS198 [19" LCD] (BALMTF204198)

so I would change the graphics card above for a more powerful and compatible with my motherboard and my processor if someone could advise me?

[ Processeurs / AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor ]
Propriétés du processeur:
Fabricant  AMD
Version  AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
Horloge externe  200 MHz
Vitesse d'horloge maximale  3600 MHz
Vitesse d'horloge courante  3600 MHz
Type  Central Processor
Tension  1.4 V
Mise à jour  Socket AM3
Identifiant du socket  AM3r2
HTT / CMP Units  1 / 4
Fonctions disponibles  64-bit

thanks a lot for your help

5 Replies
Adept II

I would look for at least an RX480 and up

Not applicable


Tbh it depend if you are planing to upgrade also the whole rig, i mean cpu/mb.
It depend which your budget is, how much you can spend for a new gpu?
It depend which screen and resolution you are actually using/playing.
It depend which power supply is actually running the rig.

If you plan to upgrade the rig for even a cheap ryzen cpu/mb combo, a RX480/470/580/570 are welcomed.
If you are not planing to upgrade soon and want to keep up with this rig, be aware that the card cited above will no be used to their full potential.
Since your rig is fairly old to allow them to run at their peak performances, especially at 1080p and lower.
If you are not upgrading soon and have a tight budget, then go for a RX460/560. It will be anyway a huge boost compared to your actual HD6700.
If you are looking for a decent second hand card, everything as a HD7970, R9 270X/280X, R9 370X/380X, are fine too.
You can also look for a a more powerful R9 290/390 series but be aware these required a decent power supply and tend now to output heat quite a bit, especially if you do not plan to service them with new fresh thermal paste.

Adept II

With this board combo you may not use the RX480 to it's max but this video card will use about the best of the motherboard and cpu combo. Here is a pic of

my M5A99FX PRO with this card, works great Gaming or work stuff. It started in a M5A97.  The other mentioned cards will also work, I just named that card because I have experience with that combination.

Also this card will also work for some future upgrades to motherboard and cpu.


My opinion is that you can equip a graphic card from RX series or RX 560 2gb 1024 for example but careful with the outputs (hdmi,dvi-d,displayport) for your monitor i think it has vga.

Big Boss

RX460 or RX560 - both 2G or 4G (2G is enough if you reduce details)

if its RX460 - find a card that can unlock all cores

PC: R7 2700X @PBO + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS