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Windows 7: Graphics Card Recommendations


27 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Graphics Card Recommendations

Hey,
I have been looking to get a new graphics card lately as my current one is starting to lack power for modern games. I was just wondering if you can give me some recommendations of some good graphics card that can be covered by my current power supply (620W) and rig ( see details) or if you know a good power supply calculator that I can look into so I can check what I can take.

I am also not looking to spend a lot of money as if that was the case I would probably just buy a new computer. My budget probably be anywhere from $100 - $300, or that is the amount I am willing to pay.

Any help would be appreciated.

Rig Details:
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAMPhenom II x 4 955 Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ATI Radeon 4870 4GB Corsair DDR3 Hard DriveOSMonitorPowerSeagate ST3500418AS 500GB Windows 7 Home Premium BenQ G2420HD Corsair 620HX CaseCM 690

PS: Did some research and narrowed it down to these 2 :

HIS Radeon HD 6950
HIS Radeon HD6950 1GB IceQ [HIS-6950-1GBD5-IQ] - $239.00 : PC Case Gear

or

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870.
Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB [11179-09-41G] [SA-6870-1GD5] - $195.00 : PC Case Gear


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27 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

id go for the XFX 6950 2gb card i did.. and have 0 complaints!
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27 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

well I don't really want to spend around $300 and I don't really think that I need the 2GB version as I only have 1920x1080 max resolution
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27 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i only have a resolution of 1920x1080p, and im not sure if the 1gb would cope with the likes of bf3 maxed out. ive had as low as 35fps at some points on bf3
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27 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can run BF3 maxed out at 1920x1080 on a single monitor with a GTX570 with 1280MB of video RAM. I don't really think 2GB is necessary.
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27 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I can run BF3 maxed out at 1920x1080 on a single monitor with a GTX570 with 1280MB of video RAM. I don't really think 2GB is necessary.
All depends on what game(s) you're playing. This is from BF3 with most settings on high and no AA, running at only 1680x1050,

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Getting close to the 1 GB on my 6850.


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28 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

anyone know any good sites where I can check benchmarks between the 6850, 6870 and 6950?
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28 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MHWadester View Post
anyone know any good sites where I can check benchmarks between the 6850, 6870 and 6950?
toms hardware is usually quite good, Test Setup And Benchmarks : Radeon HD 6970 And 6950 Review: Is Cayman A Gator Or A Crock? quite a few benchmarked on this test.
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