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Windows 8.1 DirectX Gtx650ti

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if a graphics card that says its directx 10 compatible will still work with directx 11 for The Sims 3 and Sims 4 games?  Here is the link to the graphics card: 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Note: It says Directx 11 but than says it does not apply too. After messaging the seller they said it will work with directx 10 and that it was a typo. 


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Gday and  :welcome:

Please do not place an order for that card until I have done a little more research, it could be a fake.   Just going to bed so will not be until tomorrow.

https://www.google.c...wB8nq8AWfvIKwAw


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phillpower2

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To add to what iammykyl has already advised see specific link here

 

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Okay thanks 

This was the backup plan http://www.amazon.co...s=geforce 650ti if the other is fake. 


Edited by butterflyprincess84, 22 February 2015 - 01:02 PM.

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Hello butterflyprincess84,

 

The back up card cost $99.99 + $5.75 shipping and is a refurbished item source with this in mind if your computer can handle a GTX 650 Ti consider a new alternative GTX 750 + DVI to VGA converter like the example here it will cost slightly more than $100 but holding out until your budget will allow it would be better than purchasing an older used video card.

 

So that iammykyl can check what is compatible with your computer he will need certain information;

 

 Is the computer a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is a brand name provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) I am in the UK so will be offline shortly as it is getting late and a 6am start to face tomorrow  :(


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iammykyl

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Gday.

:oops: Missed information was already posted.

Thanks Phillpower2 for the additional links. :thumbsup:

 

As far as I am aware the most powerful was the GeForce 650ti Boost, 192 bit, there is no 384 bit, they are all fakes.

NB 650 and 650ti cards require 450w PSU with 1 x 6 pin PCI-e power cable, does your PSU conply?

The MSI card you linked, is refurbished, as are most for sale today, Here are some from Newegg, also shown are some GTX 750 cards, > http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=30

The GTX 750 requires a 300W PSU, no extra cable required, this is the card I would consider. . 


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Okay this has been most helpful since I have never had to get a new card before. I think I am going to go with the MSI 750 shown in the screenshot. My PSU is 300w I am using a budget gaming pc ibuypower iseries 503 currently it has an MSI geforce gt 610

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Newegg 650ti, 2 refurbished, 1 new, > http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=30

 

Performance, 750 better than the 650 and slightly cheaper, uses less power.

750 just better the the 650 ti and cheaper , uses less power. 

650 ti Boost better than the 750, much more expensive, uses more power, very hard to find.

The 750 ti Gives the best performance, will draw power from the slot, your PSU is more than good enough, can be found for about $125/150. > http://pcpartpicker....ard-02gp43753kr

Review, > http://www.anandtech...view-maxwell/14


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Gday butterflyprincess84,

If you have managed to upgrade your GPU, are you happy with the performance?   An upgrade would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.


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