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I wish I would have never purchased this GPU. In the long run its going to cost me more money than its worth.
Fixed it for ya. GPUs handle the lion's share of any gaming load. Cheaping out on them costs more in the long run due to requiring replacement. Should have got an adequate one to begin with if the system was intended for gaming.

Don't blame it on the game, they're personal preference and Ghosts is no worse optimized than the average. System specs are more than just personal preference. There's a certain amount of power required to run most games adequately, esp regarding the GPU, and the reqs listed for games by the devs are often misleading.

Even if the dev reqs are realistic, the average gamer often doesn't even know how to intelligently interpret system requirements, esp regarding comparing GPU models not listed. For instance despite the GTS 450 being quite a bit older model of GPU than your R7 240, it's much more capable. You won't necessarily find the two in any comparison benches, but one look at detailed specs that show things like shader performance, texture rate, pixel rate, memory bandwidth, rec screen size, etc, indicate the GTS 450 is quite a bit better, and it's the min req card.

http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1856&gid2=423&compare=radeon-r7-240-vs-geforce-gts-450
 
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Fixed it for ya. GPUs handle the lion's share of any gaming load. Cheaping out on them costs more in the long run due to requiring replacement. Should have got an adequate one to begin with if the system was intended for gaming.

Don't blame it on the game, they're personal preference and Ghosts is no worse optimized than the average. System specs are more than just personal preference. There's a certain amount of power required to run most games adequately, esp regarding the GPU, and the reqs listed for games by the devs are often misleading.

The average gamer often doesn't even know how to intelligently interpret system requirements. For instance despite the GTS 450 being quite a bit older model of GPU than your R7 240, it's much more capable. You won't necessarily find the two in any comparison benches, but one look at detailed specs that show things like shader performance, pixel fill rate, memory bandwidth, etc, indicate the GTS 450 is quite a bit better, and it's the min req card.

http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1856&gid2=423&compare=radeon-r7-240-vs-geforce-gts-450
No, he meant the game.
Interesting reading (they only used 1600 MHz RAM, which is disappointing): http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...tml?search_plus_one=form&search_plus_one=form
Upgrade your APU to the A8-7600 ($120) (don't think it's available yet and you might have to upgrade the BIOS) and your RAM to 8 GB DDR3-2133 ($72) and take the R7 240 OUT. Don't have to touch the PSU.
More info along this line. Keep the R7 240: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-7850k-a8-7600-kaveri,3725-8.html
 
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I'm well aware he meant the game and addressed it as being the wrong thing to blame.

The R7 240 by itself is far inferior to the min req GTS 450. You're also referring to a bench that uses an A8-7600 CPU that is not only far more capable than his A4-4000, I'm not even sure the A4 has the Trinity architecture required to Crossfire with his R7 240, and even if it could he'd get nowhere NEAR the results that A8 setup could produce.

Pretty sure A4 is Richland, and as most know A8 is Kaveri, so I'm doubting Trinity Xfire would even work. The 240 by itself is weak sauce, and those benches show that and don't even show a Ghosts bench.
 
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I'm well aware he meant the game and addressed it as being the wrong thing to blame.

The R7 240 by itself is far inferior to the min req GTS 450. You're also referring to a bench that uses an A8-7600 CPU that is not only far more capable than his A4-4000, I'm not even sure the A4 has the Trinity architecture required to Crossfire with his R7 240, and even if it could he'd get nowhere NEAR the results that A8 setup could produce.

Pretty sure A4 is Richland, and as most know A8 is Kaveri, so I'm doubting Trinity Xfire would even work. The 240 by itself is weak sauce, and those benches show that and don't even show a Ghosts bench.
Interesting reading (they only used 1600 MHz RAM, which is disappointing): http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...tml?search_plus_one=form&search_plus_one=form
Upgrade your APU to the A8-7600 ($120) (don't think it's available yet and you might have to upgrade the BIOS) and your RAM to 8 GB DDR3-2133 ($72) and take the R7 240 OUT. Don't have to touch the PSU.
That's what I'm trying to show, that upgrading the APU shows promise.
 
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I know you told me you don't like eBay, but you can buy a Radeon HD 6850 for around $60 shipped and that would solve the problem. I acquired two of these as payment for a repair job and I can attest that they are pretty decent cards for the money. I'd sell you them but I gifted them to a family member. They are very similar to a 7770 in performance (slightly faster but more power draw). You could post a WTB and see if anyone has these for sale.
I did the same thing back in 2003 when I bought a Radeon 9800SE. SE must have stood for Suck Edition!
 
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Developers system requirements do seem unrealistic at times. I've seen 2 games recently that the recommended sys req called for an i7. Especially the HD requirements seem odd. I think I recall that Cod MW3 and Black Ops II required 16 GB of HD space each. Now the lastest CoD Ghosts requires 40 GB HD space. Why? What in the world did they add to the series to jack it up 2 1/2 times more HD space on requirements?
 

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so many people making a simple topic more confusing.


upgrade the GPU. it will benefit this game, and any others you play.

Then, sometime in the future, upgrade the whole PC and re-use the graphics card. yay.
 
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That's what I'm trying to show, that upgrading the APU shows promise.
Sorry Bee, missed that. On that I agree. Only thing I don't like about such options is they only work with up to a certain model of GPU. Other than that it's great bang for buck though.

Maybe eventually AMD can make their Trinity APU architecture work with more GPUs.