1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 11, 2015 12:21 AM by dancer42

    Difference between HD 6570 and HD 7500 - Any advantage to switch?

    rudysalci

      I have a Dell Desktop XPS 8500 that came with an HD 7500 card with 1 GB memory.  Recently I installed Windows 10.  Computer RAM is 16 GB.

      The computer is mainly used for video editing.

       

      A couple of years ago I bought an HD 6570 with 2 GB of memory but never installed it. 

      My questions are: 

       

      1. Would I gain by switching the cards?  Does the 6570 fit exactly into the older 7500 slot mechanically and electrically (cables, etc)?

      2. Is the installation of the 6570 easy....like a plug and play?  Do I need to go into the BIOS?

       

      Since I don't want any downtime fixing things I want to make sure I'm tackling an easy task before attempting to modify this computer.

       

      Thanks for your help!
      Rudy