Topic Title: A-10, radeon 8670d upgrade.
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Created On: 07/27/2014 03:57 PM
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 07/27/2014 03:57 PM
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Got a HP 700-056 with an 8670d radeon graphics card. Got it from office depot bout a year ago. Time to upgrade...having trouble figuring out what cards i could upgrade to...i want something nice enough to run borderlands 2 at pretty high specs...along with other games but, to set a goal...that's what i'm looking at. I've heard different things about what i can and can't do...i'm afraid i can't use the higher end cards b/c the pci slots...i'm unsure. Any suggestions or light shining is appreciated.

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 07/27/2014 04:32 PM
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Borderlands 2 is highly CPU dependent, read This article, and has lackluster performance on AMD systems. If you swapped out the power supply for something decent, and got a 270X (7870), then you might get in the 50s range FPS wise.

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 07/27/2014 11:01 PM
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nice link. my pci express slots gen 2.0...can i upgrade to a card that is a gen 3.0? i've heard some say yes...some say no.

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 07/27/2014 11:07 PM
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PCIe is backwards compatible with previous generations

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