Upgrade from Q45/Q43 graphics to PCI Express Low Profile Card

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by mw8t, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. mw8t

    mw8t Banned

    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX660Ti 2GB SC
    I have a very low end setup that I want to upgrade.

    Dell OptiPlex 760 (Small Form Factor)

    Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR2 RAM
    Graphics: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
    OS: Windows 8 x64

    I only want to play GTA San Andreas and a bit of CSS.

    So I am looking for a cheap PCI Express graphics card but it must be a low profile card due to the SFF case.

    I don't mind second-hand. Which card is the next step-up from my integrated graphics?
     
  2. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 770 Gaming
    Any few generations old card would be better than Intel integrated GFX and should be enough for GTA SA and CSS.

    That's GeForce 210, GT 220/240/520/610/620/630, Radeon HD 4550/5450/6450 and so on.

    In case you want to play some newer games, there are GT 640, HD 6570, HD 6670, HD 7750 and similar cards with low profile variations.
     
  3. mw8t

    mw8t Banned

    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX660Ti 2GB SC
    I think I'm going to go with a GT610 1GB for about £30-£35.

    I won't be playing any other games, this system is just a stop-gap until the Haswell laptops are released next year.

    Cheers
     

Share This Page