Common Question.... 1GB GDDR5 or 2GB GDDR3 (pictures of cards)

Hi, I have a lenovo thinkcentre m58p 6209a1u, the full size I believe. I have a xfx radeon hd 6570 2 GB DDR3 I guess low profile?
Here is a pic of it
http://images10.newegg.com/ProductImage/14-150-657-05.jpg

I want to know if this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-Geforce-GT-630-1GB-GDDR5-PCI-E-Video-Graphics-Card-HDMI-DVI-VGA-1GB-/321970363075?hash=item4af6eddac3:g:OGcAAOSwHaBWj9~z

would be compatible in my PC (if I can even use it) and if it will fit, and if it would be better then my 2 GB GDDR3 card
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  1. yes will easily fit in your pc . second . gt630 1gb ddr5 is faaster than hd6570 2gb ddr3 . . DDR stand for double data RATE . and we know 5 is higher than 3 . so ddr5 always better and faster than ddr3 ..
  2. That pc came with several graphics options.
    None of them very strong, and the 6570 is not very strong either.
    CPU-Z will tell you exactly what graphics card/adapter you have.

    The xfx will likely fit, so you can answer your question by trying it.

    You can likely install a card as good as a GTX750
  3. The GT 630 is crap, it's slower than your 6570.
  4. well thing is I want to play GTA V and as it is right now unless I play it on a slightly lower resolution on the lowest settings I lag, and even with low settings I still only get 45ish FPS.. I would get a 750 but I only have $50 to work with right now.
  5. get gt740 ddr5 . will fulfill your wish .
  6. is it $50 or below?
  7. Ieggings said:
    well thing is I want to play GTA V and as it is right now unless I play it on a slightly lower resolution on the lowest settings I lag, and even with low settings I still only get 45ish FPS.. I would get a 750 but I only have $50 to work with right now.


    You'll be much better off buying a used card then. Low-end retail cards are overpriced for the performance they deliver, and even the feature set. The GT 630 is just a rebranded old GT 440 anyway.

    Could be this 7750 for example. $25 bid so far.
  8. Used is a good option.
    On ebay, look for a used card from a seller with good feedback.
    But, be aware that many older cards used more power than your 280w psu can support.
    Here is a chart to help:
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

    The 7750 referenced above would not work.
  9. I actually have a 500W Anteq Basiq BP500U PSU that I found in a 10 year old dell surprisingly enough.. It actually has a 6 pin connector too
  10. Ieggings said:
    I actually have a 500W Anteq Basiq BP500U PSU that I found in a 10 year old dell surprisingly enough.. It actually has a 6 pin connector too


    That really expands your options.
    Here is a hierarchy chart to assess the capabilities of many graphics cards.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

    One thing to check is the actual dimensions of the height and length of the space in your case.
  11. Well that's actually another thing, I'm also looking at motherboards so that I can use a custom case, which I actually have both of, I have a biostar gf7100p-m7s, but apparently neither my core 2 duo e8400 or core 2 quad q9300 are compatible with it, even though whenever the motherboard is powered on both of them are detected? I tried to boot into windows 10 installation and the loading icon was spinning then I got bluescreened, so if you have any idea what's causing this then I might not even have to worry about my case size lol
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