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Windows 7: Graphics Card Help

09 May 2010   #1
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Graphics Card Help

Hey guys, i recently installed The Elder Scrolls:Oblivion, and i was wondering whats a good card to run it with. I wanna be able to run it with high or medium graphics. The card i have (check out my Specs) can run it at the lowest setting and at a 1024 x 768 resolution. Can anyone recommend a new card with a HDMI output?

Thanks in Advanced.

P.S: My Comp is not in any way a gaming Computer. (I'm still working on it)


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09 May 2010   #2
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi Vierasniper,

Great game by the way. Here are the requirements, scroll down to the graphic cards and you can see a few that are approved for the game (Officially Supported column) and also see how they perform. The list is a little old, but it may help you get an idea and you can move to better cards from here if you wish.
Oblivion:System Requirements - UESPWiki
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09 May 2010   #3
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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09 May 2010   #4
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the heads up guys. ill check out the links and see what i find.
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11 May 2010   #5
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

How much do you have for one?
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11 May 2010   #6
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

This game is now old, and doesn't require much power at all, although I really don't like recommending old cards, certainly not DX9 cards.

I would look into a GeForce GTS 250, or a Radeon 4850. Both budget, both far more power than you'll need for Oblivion, and both will run newer games well.

If you have the money, shoot for a DX11 card, Radeon 5770 is budget and quite powerful, 5850/5870 is Uber. I'm not recommending DX11 Nvidia cards other than a GTX 470 at this time. If that were to be considered, I would compare it with the 5870 and decide for yourself. Both will certainly require a new power supply!

Important, any of these cards will very, very likely require you to purchase a new power supply. Does your power supply have at least two free molex, or any Pci-E connectors? And how many watts?
If you need a card to run straight from the slot, and are short on cash, you can't beat a GeForce 8600GT GDDR3 512MB
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11 May 2010   #7
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
This game is now old, and doesn't require much power at all, although I really don't like recommending old cards, certainly not DX9 cards.

I would look into a GeForce GTS 250, or a Radeon 4850. Both budget, both far more power than you'll need for Oblivion, and both will run newer games well.

If you have the money, shoot for a DX11 card, Radeon 5770 is budget and quite powerful, 5850/5870 is Uber. I'm not recommending DX11 Nvidia cards other than a GTX 470 at this time. If that were to be considered, I would compare it with the 5870 and decide for yourself. Both will certainly require a new power supply!

Important, any of these cards will very, very likely require you to purchase a new power supply. Does your power supply have at least two free molex, or any Pci-E connectors? And how many watts?
If you need a card to run straight from the slot, and are short on cash, you can't beat a GeForce 8600GT GDDR3 512MB
An Geforce 8600gt is hard to find these days and is definitely not wroth it for the price, he could get an Radeon HD 4650 instead for the same price. Heck, the OP should read: Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2010 : May Updates
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11 May 2010   #8
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I dont really want a complete overhaul of my computer (YET). i just wanna run oblivion on good graphics without the need of a new power supply.
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13 May 2010   #9
kucing13

 

don't worry. i think your pc can still support OBLIVION. Old games anyway. Unless you try play Dragon Age Origin. then you need to level up you pc
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16 May 2010   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
This game is now old, and doesn't require much power at all, although I really don't like recommending old cards, certainly not DX9 cards.

I would look into a GeForce GTS 250, or a Radeon 4850. Both budget, both far more power than you'll need for Oblivion, and both will run newer games well.

If you have the money, shoot for a DX11 card, Radeon 5770 is budget and quite powerful, 5850/5870 is Uber. I'm not recommending DX11 Nvidia cards other than a GTX 470 at this time. If that were to be considered, I would compare it with the 5870 and decide for yourself. Both will certainly require a new power supply!

Important, any of these cards will very, very likely require you to purchase a new power supply. Does your power supply have at least two free molex, or any Pci-E connectors? And how many watts?
If you need a card to run straight from the slot, and are short on cash, you can't beat a GeForce 8600GT GDDR3 512MB
+1

A 4850 will serve you well without breaking the bank. I would also highly reccomend Sapphire brand.
As suggested, check the PSU. You may need to upgrade it.
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