nancygail
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XPS 8700, graphics card upgrade, worthwhile?

Hi!

I've found others with the same question but they were older posts. I'd LOVE to get a better card. I tried one over a year ago which did not work. I know this is an older machine, but is there any  card I can upgrade too that will improve my graphics enough to make it worthwhile?   

Here is my info below and what I tried:

MY MACHINE
Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktop
Windows 7 Professional
Memory 32GB (Upgraded from 1)  Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB DDR3

ATTEMPTED UPGRADE TO:  MSI GAMING RX 480 GDD R5 8GB    DID NOT WORK. CRASHED MY MACHINE. 

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Nancy

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nancygail
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Re: XPS 8700, graphics card upgrade, worthwhile?

Thank you Chris. Off to watch that video!

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nancygail
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Re: XPS 8700, graphics card upgrade, worthwhile?

That looks awesome... is the GTX 1070 about as cheap as I will get for something that makes a noticeable difference? I'm planning on a new machine next year.  

Nancy

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Dudafc
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Re: XPS 8700, graphics card upgrade, worthwhile?

UserBenchmark is so much better than GPUboss.

GTX 745 vs GTX 1060

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