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Whats the best graphics card i can upgrade to?

Its me adu0123 again back with another noob question :P

So i just wanna know what is the best graphics card i can upgrade to in this set up

Machine name: DELL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_ldr.171231-1547)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex 3020
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/20/14 21:47:56 Ver: A05.00
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12240MB RAM

Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5450
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68F9)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68F9&SUBSYS_E199174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 4095 MB
Dedicated Memory: 2033 MB
Shared Memory: 2062 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Is it possible to upgrade to AMD Radeon HD 7870?

Thanks,
Adu0123
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  1. Summing up i7-4770 will not bottleneck any graphics card on the market, nice! 12GB, also great! You wrote nothing about your power supply, but your HD 5450 consumes only 20W. The HD 7870 is way more power hungry with a TDP of 175W.
    I´d recommend a gtx950 or rx460 instead. They have similar performance and only 75W TDP.
    I hope I could help, feel free to ask further questions.
  2. zoltan.boese said:
    Summing up i7-4770 will not bottleneck any graphics card on the market, nice! 12GB, also great! You wrote nothing about your power supply, but your HD 5450 consumes only 20W. The HD 7870 is way more power hungry with a TDP of 175W.
    I´d recommend a gtx950 or rx460 instead. They have similar performance and only 75W TDP.
    I hope I could help, feel free to ask further questions.


    How do i check my power supply? :P
  3. Remove left the side panel of your case and make a photo!
    On the back there should be 2 screws for each side panel. You will unscrew them and then there should be a lip on the case side on the back where you removed the screws where you will pull on. The panel then should slide back maybe 1/2 an inch and then be able to be removed.
  4. zoltan.boese said:
    Summing up i7-4770 will not bottleneck any graphics card on the market, nice! 12GB, also great! You wrote nothing about your power supply, but your HD 5450 consumes only 20W. The HD 7870 is way more power hungry with a TDP of 175W.
    I´d recommend a gtx950 or rx460 instead. They have similar performance and only 75W TDP.
    I hope I could help, feel free to ask further questions.


    I believe the power supply is 290W
  5. Best answer
    adu0123 said:
    zoltan.boese said:
    Summing up i7-4770 will not bottleneck any graphics card on the market, nice! 12GB, also great! You wrote nothing about your power supply, but your HD 5450 consumes only 20W. The HD 7870 is way more power hungry with a TDP of 175W.
    I´d recommend a gtx950 or rx460 instead. They have similar performance and only 75W TDP.
    I hope I could help, feel free to ask further questions.


    I believe the power supply is 290W


    You can go with the gtx950 gtx 1050 or rx460. If you need more performance you can consider upgrading your power supply to a Corsair CX 450 or any other good quality 450 Watt or higher - read here:
    https://pcmasterracebuilds.com/the-best-power-supplies-by-price/
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