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Windows 7: Looking for a new Graphics Card

17 Sep 2011   #1
Tomination

Windows 7, 64 Bit
 
 
Looking for a new Graphics Card

Hi All,

I think my Nvidia 9800 GTX is bust. After a clean install and every type of fix i could think of i have given up and want to replace it.

I am looking to get a card which is affordable as i dont have the money to pay for one of the 400-500 Pound + cards.

Even though i am not spending much; i want to get an improvement on my current 512mb Nvidia 9800 GTX

GeForce 9800 GTX

I have been looking at a few cards, such as

ASUS NVIDIA® GeForce 560 1GB DDR5 PCI-E 3D & SLI Ready
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB Review
ATI Radeon™ HD5830 1GB PCI-E

Problem is the specs all have different names; i dont understand which ones are better, or for that matter; if it is even compatible with my computer

Could somebody in the know help me out?

Thanks, Tom!


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17 Sep 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You'll want to jump up to a 5850 to get a noticeable improvement.
The 5830 just has dx11. The performance of that card is in the economy standard though.
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17 Sep 2011   #3
Tomination

Windows 7, 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Magnus ,

Is the Nvidia 9800 GTX a top card then? I am able to play any game (until i started to get the blue screens).

I bought my pc a few years back from a gaming computer builder.

This one seems like it is a step up according to the few specs i did understand

Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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17 Sep 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah the 9800gtx is a performance card.
It's only real shortcoming right now is it's lack of dx11 support.
I actually have 2 old 8800gtx's on the machine in the front room and it still runs pretty good. The CPU is actually the bottleneck on that system.

I can tell you one thing though. 1 5850 out performs both those overclock edition 8800gtx's. in SLI.
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17 Sep 2011   #5
Tomination

Windows 7, 64 Bit
 
 

hmm ok

Ill take a look at that one thanks
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17 Sep 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomination View Post
hmm ok

Ill take a look at that one thanks
Yeah you wouldn't think it to look at the numbers on the performance benchmarks, but real world difference is very notable.
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19 Sep 2011   #7
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

you can't go wrong with the Geforce GTX 560 Ti, I got two of them running in SLI. even when I had one I was able to run everything maxed out, I just got the second one to be able to run the mass of games coming out soon at max FPS.
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19 Sep 2011   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I wouldn't quite go that far, the 560ti is a good low cost alternative to my suggestion, I think you're giving it a bit more credit than it really deserves all the same it's a good nvidia alternative to my suggestion.
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19 Sep 2011   #9
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I certainly wouldn't discount the HD 6870 either as an option.

It's newer than the 5850 and thus there is more choice of cards. Not sure what country the OP is from but in the uk the 6870 is around the same price as the 5850 now as stocks seem to be depleting.

Just chucking another option in.

Goodluck

Paul.
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23 Sep 2011   #10
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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?
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