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Windows 7: Need advice on video card upgrade nvidia 9500gt vs radeon hd 5670


04 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Need advice on video card upgrade nvidia 9500gt vs radeon hd 5670

right now i have a 9500gt and a 1080p monitor. im thinking of getting this Buy the XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCIe, DVI & HDM Bundle at TigerDirect.ca

im looking for something around 100$

my question is how much better is the hd5670 vs the 9500gt and is there something better i could get for the same price. my psu is 450 watts btw

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04 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Answering your last question first then the answer is a resounding yes! For $100 you can get a much better card but it will all depend on what power supply you have in your case. Make, model, watts and more importantly how many amps are on the 12v rail.

If you don't know then can you get the make and model from the side of the psu. To do that just take side of computer and look for something that resembles the pic below. Its the white label like the one shown.


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04 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December 2010 : December Updates

Stay tuned for the January 2011 .. it should be up in a few weeks
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04 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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04 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Buy the XFX Radeon HD 5750 1GB PCIe GDDR5 w/EyeFinity at TigerDirect.ca

this is a better value, im just worried about space with a 2 slot card that is why i initially choose a single, but i need to take a look at my pc and take some inside measurements forsure
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04 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@Krispy only difference in the cards you chose the 5670 doesnt need a extra power for it to work but the 5750 requires a 6 pin power conect just in case you were wondering that is a better card but i think it is recommended 500 watt atleast for the 5700 series to work
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04 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
@Krispy only difference in the cards you chose the 5670 doesnt need a extra power for it to work but the 5750 requires a 6 pin power conect just in case you were wondering that is a better card but i think it is recommended 500 watt atleast for the 5700 series to work
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Your mileage may vary, Try it with your current system.
If it's flaky, by all means upgrade PSU. If not...


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04 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well can't argue with that proof is in the pudding but i would think it needed more as recommended on the box lol

but hey i don't make the rules lol

ok i just looked at my two boxes the hd 5770 and the hd 6870 the hd 5770 minimal 450 watt you're in good shape the hd 6870 500 watt minimal so you should be alright

as far as 350 watt go probally pushing it but hey must be a hell of a tough psu
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04 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i know a 450watts is perfect for the 5xxx radeon series and 450 fermis, was more worried about space but i measured it out and a double slot card should fit just fine(ive got a good 9 inch length clearence and the extra slot)

im looking to maby get this Buy the Sparkle GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) FPB 1GB GDDR PCIe at TigerDirect.ca

looks good for the price point
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04 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

as far as 350 watt go probally pushing it but hey must be a hell of a tough psu
It'll likely die eventually, but in the mean time it works. Don't forget quality often determines a PSU's performance.
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