Topic Title: 6770 upgrade
Topic Summary: looking to upgrade 6770 to something that will work with 4250
Created On: 07/23/2014 02:38 PM
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 07/23/2014 02:38 PM
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I am using an HIS 6770 1gb + IGP 4250 (880GM-P51 msi mb only has 1 GPU slot).

I want a 2gb (or more) graphics card that I can use with my 4250.

I bought an R9 270, but drivers aren't compatible (too new to work with 4250).

Does anyone know of an older 2gb+ card that will work with my 4250 (but is at least as good or better than my current 6770)?


 07/23/2014 03:12 PM
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Disable the IGP and use just a good dedicated GPU.


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 07/23/2014 04:21 PM
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As I said, I did buy an R9 270 (not the greatest, but better than the 6770).

I couldn't get the R9 to drive all 3 of my monitors (connections for 2 are vga only, other monitor has both dvi-d and vga).  The R9 has dvi-i, dvi-d, hdmi, & dp outputs.  I tried various adapters but could never even get 2 to work together, let alone 3.

I mostly play dx9 games across the 3 screens and just wanted a card with more memory.  I thought I could just replace the 6770 with the R9, but as I said, I couldn't get it to drive all my monitors. I only bought the card because it was $110 (new) on ebay.  I'm not willing to spend more money on new monitors just to have a similar gaming setup as I had before, it's not worth it to me.

So I am trying to find an older 2gb card which is from the same generation as my 6770 to use with my 4250 (I assume I COULD just swap out my 6770 for one of these).

Thanks for replying though.

 07/23/2014 04:32 PM
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The HD 4000 and previous generation cards use a different driver set. The R9 270 can drive 3 monitors as long as one of them is using DisplayPort, or an active DisplayPort adapter.

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