Upgrade Graphix card

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  1. Posts : 26
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    Upgrade Graphix card


    Hi guys can I ask for some advice please I have a aging pc With a Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

    My problem is I am trying to run a program and it says error message says GLSL version 4.50 or better is required an it says my version is 3.30

    So has anyone got ideas what I need to do to resolve this problem I only want to use this computer for one job so I donít want to spend loads of money?

    Can anyone advise me please?

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  2. MaloK's Avatar
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    Hi,

    GeForce 8/9/100/200 and 300 series GPUs only implement OpenGL 3.3 at most, they do not have the hardware feature set/capability to support more recent OpenGL.

    You are forced to replace the GPU for a newer one to get the latest OpenGL.

    OpenGL Extensions Viewer 6 | realtech VR | realtech VR
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  3. Posts : 26
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    MaloK said:
    Hi,

    GeForce 8/9/100/200 and 300 series GPUs only implement OpenGL 3.3 at most, they do not have the hardware feature set/capability to support more recent OpenGL.

    You are forced to replace the GPU for a newer one to get the latest OpenGL.

    OpenGL Extensions Viewer 6 | realtech VR | realtech VR
    Hi thank you for the information i thought it would be something like that, so i will have to upgrade the Graphix card.

    Have you got any idea as to the card i need upgrade to as i only need to use it a few times im not looking to spend a lot of money even a second hand one will be ok

    I just don't know what to look for
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  4. MaloK's Avatar
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    We would need your computer specs to make enlightened suggestions.
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  5. Posts : 26
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    Thread Starter
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    OK i am not near the computer at the moment i will post here later

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    OK here we go my computer specs are following

    Windows 10 Pro Build 10.0.19042 version 20H2
    64 bit operating system x64 based processor
    Intel I7 CPU 920 @2.67GHZ
    Asus P6T SE motherboard
    12 Gbytes DDR3 memory

    Hope this is the info you need
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  6. MaloK's Avatar
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    Not easy to find cheap GPU...

    but on amazon I could locate these. they are all meet your requirement and I tried to find the lowest prices.

    GeForce GT 1030 2GB 188$CAD
    Asus GeForce GT 710 1GB 102$CAD
    ASUS GeForce GT 710 2GB 145$CAD
    PNY NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 2GB 133$CAD
    NVIDIA Quadro K620 2GB 75$CAD
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  7. Posts : 26
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    Thread Starter
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    Thank you for the advice i will have a look at those
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  8. bobkn's Avatar
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    The 710 cards are extremely low-end. The Quadro K620 is a bit better than the ancient (2008 launch) GTX 260. That may be the best choice if you're trying to minimize expense.
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  9. MaloK's Avatar
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    bobkn said:
    The 710 cards are extremely low-end. The Quadro K620 is a bit better than the ancient (2008 launch) GTX 260. That may be the best choice if you're trying to minimize expense.
    And it's the only one at that low price supporting OpenGL 4.53 all the others are 4.50
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  10. Posts : 26
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    Thread Starter
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    Hi guys i ordered a NVIDIA GeForce 710 GT 2GB and it arrived today but it is very small and will not fit on my Asus P6T SE motherboard as a direct replacement for my GTX 260.
    I am looking to remove my GTX 260 and replace it with a better card just a straight swap would be good please some bobkn recommended the Quadro K620 would this be a direct replacement
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