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Windows 7: Looking for a new Graphics Card

23 Sep 2011   #11
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Tomination, buy a gtx 560ti. Preferably a factory overclocked version because they have custom coolers. My gtx 460 by gigabyte has a custom cooler and it has performed exceptionally. The HD 5850 was succeeded by the HD6950, not the HD6870.

Big Tom, yes it will do nicely for your use.


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23 Sep 2011   #12
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

^^^ Thanks
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23 Sep 2011   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You mentioned BSODS.

maybe I missed something, but are you sure they caused by the GPU?

If not, it may be worth checking into whats causing it. Otherwise, you'll get a new GPU and still have the Blus Screen problem.

If you do not know for certain, it may be worth posting in the BSOD section of the forums to have someone help you isolate the cause.
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24 Sep 2011   #14
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
i'm actually going to grab this one. CompUSA.com | EAH5450 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) | ASUS Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 Video Card i dont do any pc gaming at all, mostly just playing media. any opinions on this card?
its alright for media but for gaming its meh i had to overclock it to be enjoyable at higher settings in gaming anyways its not ment for gaming only reseaon i have it is because it came with this pc that i bought because of the good price for having a quad core 3.0ghz with 4gb ram and 1tb hdd anyways i plan on replacing this card soon for me
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24 Sep 2011   #15
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

For strictly media purposes something off the electronics shelf at walmart will do fine.

Current codecs rely a lot more on cpu power than graphics power to provide a hd image.
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24 Sep 2011   #16
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
For strictly media purposes something off the electronics shelf at walmart will do fine.

Current codecs rely a lot more on cpu power than graphics power to provide a hd image.
With DXVA the load is transferred to the GPU. Guru3d's article is very good to demonstrate that.
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24 Sep 2011   #17
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Regardless it doesn't change the fact the best media image I get comes out of my 4 year old laptop with intel graphics.

Both my high end nvidia and mid-high end ati card require color tweaking for almost every video played on them.
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