New Graphics card advice on a budget

  that_random_guy 17:16 26 Apr 2016
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I have always used a nvidia geforce gt 640 in my desktop since i got it, its always ran the games i needed it to without a problem. However i am planning to get Mirror's edge catalyst when it comes out and i fear that the 640 just wont be able to run it. With that in mind i'm thinking of buying a new gpu basically solely for this game and as such i will paste the minimum and recommended gpu settings below. Any advice or suggestions on a new gpu would be appreciated but please bear in mind price is a big factor for me so somewhere closer to the minimum requirements would probably be better although i do want to be able to run it smoothly without it looking awful.

Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 270x or better

Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 280x 3GB or better

  martd7 19:09 26 Apr 2016

Which cpu and how much ram do you have? these play an important part in how well the game runs

The 650 ti is a four year old card,and theres not many sellers on the internet,may be better to purchase the gtx 750 ti under for about £100

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  martd7 19:12 26 Apr 2016

All the specs are here

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  that_random_guy 19:16 26 Apr 2016

I have an amd 6 core 4ghz (can't remember the name of the top of my head) and 16 GB of ram

  martd7 19:32 26 Apr 2016

Amd 6350? 6cores 4ghz That's on the minimum specs list on the link ive posted for you to take a look at

16gb ram is fine

  that_random_guy 21:11 26 Apr 2016

Yeah I know the CPU and ram is okay but I think the GPU won't be able to keep up

  martd7 22:06 26 Apr 2016

Definitely not id go for the 750 Ti about £100 thats as good as you'll get for a budget card,its faster overall than the 650ti and draws less wattage from the psu,have you a good psu 450w plus? Thats another thing you may need to consider

  that_random_guy 22:13 26 Apr 2016

500w psu

  that_random_guy 22:14 26 Apr 2016

And I'm willing to go a bit higher around £150 mark if it means it will play smoothly without looking crap

  martd7 22:22 26 Apr 2016

Gtx 960 just on budget a big step up from the 750,psu ok as well

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