4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2016 10:56 AM by bearcat22

    Upgrade card assistance?

    desertsalt

      This board is painfully slow for me, it took 20 minutes to register and get to the point where I can ask a question. So I am going to try to get this done in one shot.

       

      Is there a place with recommended GPU/Graphics card upgrades for specific PC systems?

       

      There used to be. You could go to card manufacturers and they would provide a "configurator" to tell you what is *probably* your best options. I can find the hierarchy for video cards but that doesn't really help.

      I want to play video games (i.e., Far Cry Primal.) My current system works but I would like to boost the "rezzing" at higher resolutions (2560 x 1440) on my 32" display. (I have poor eyesight.)

      I don't need "bleeding edge" I just want to through the next couple of years before buying a new system.

       

      Any help would be appreciated. Here are my "specs" that someone always asks for (but I would look it up myself if I could find it online...)

       

      Radeon Software Version - 16.6.1

      Radeon Software Edition - Crimson

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

      Memory Size - 2048 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Core Clock - 1000 MHz

      Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit)

      System Memory - 8 GB

      CPU Type - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

      Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

      Device ID - 683D

      Vendor ID - 1002

      SubSystem ID - 6886

      SubSystem Vendor ID - 103C

      Revision ID - 00

      Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

      Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 3.0 x16

      BIOS Version - 015.014.000.004

      BIOS Part Number - 113-C4680100-100

      BIOS Date - 2012/01/31 01:34

      Memory Size - 2048 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Memory Clock - 1125 MHz

      Core Clock - 1000 MHz

      Total Memory Bandwidth - 72 GByte/s

      2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0000

      Radeon Settings Version - 2016.0602.1651.28487

      Driver Packaging Version - 16.20.1025-160602a-303160E

      Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

      2D Driver Version - 8.1.1.1558

      Direct3D® Version - 9.14.10.1197

      OpenGL® Version - 6.14.10.13440

      OpenCL™ Version - 2.0.6.0

      AMD Mantle Version - 9.1.10.123

      AMD Mantle API Version - 98309

      AMD Audio Driver Version - 10.0.0.3

      Vulkan Driver Version - 9.1.0.10.11.0

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      OS NameMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
      Version10.0.10586 Build 10586
      Other OS DescriptionNot Available
      OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
      System NameBASE-HP
      System ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
      System Modelh8-1240t
      System Typex64-based PC
      System SKUA5U31AV#ABA
      ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
      BIOS Version/DateAMI 7.09, 3/14/2012
      SMBIOS Version2.7
      Embedded Controller Version255.255
      BIOS ModeUEFI
      BaseBoard ManufacturerPEGATRON CORPORATION
      BaseBoard ModelNot Available
      BaseBoard NameBase Board
      Platform RoleDesktop
      Secure Boot StateOff
      PCR7 ConfigurationBinding Not Possible
      Windows DirectoryC:\WINDOWS
      System DirectoryC:\WINDOWS\system32
      Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume1
      LocaleUnited States
      Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "10.0.10586.420"
      Installed Physical Memory (RAM)8.00 GB
      Total Physical Memory7.96 GB
      Available Physical Memory2.67 GB
      Total Virtual Memory10.7 GB
      Available Virtual Memory3.34 GB
      Page File Space2.75 GB
      Page FileC:\pagefile.sys
      Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode ExtensionsYes
      Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation ExtensionsYes
      Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in FirmwareYes
      Hyper-V - Data Execution ProtectionYes

       

       

      OS NameMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
      Version10.0.10586 Build 10586
      Other OS DescriptionNot Available
      OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
      System NameBASE-HP
      System ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
      System Modelh8-1240t
      System Typex64-based PC
      System SKUA5U31AV#ABA
      ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
      BIOS Version/DateAMI 7.09, 3/14/2012
      SMBIOS Version2.7
      Embedded Controller Version255.255
      BIOS ModeUEFI
      BaseBoard ManufacturerPEGATRON CORPORATION
      BaseBoard ModelNot Available
      BaseBoard NameBase Board
      Platform RoleDesktop
      Secure Boot StateOff
      PCR7 ConfigurationBinding Not Possible
      Windows DirectoryC:\WINDOWS
      System DirectoryC:\WINDOWS\system32
      Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume1
      LocaleUnited States
      Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "10.0.10586.420"
      User NameBase-HP\Base
      Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
      Installed Physical Memory (RAM)8.00 GB
      Total Physical Memory7.96 GB
      Available Physical Memory2.67 GB
      Total Virtual Memory10.7 GB
      Available Virtual Memory3.34 GB
      Page File Space2.75 GB
      Page FileC:\pagefile.sys
      Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode ExtensionsYes
      Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation ExtensionsYes
      Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in FirmwareYes
      Hyper-V - Data Execution ProtectionYes