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Windows 7: Zotac GTS 450 or HD 6670 ddr5

03 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Zotac GTS 450 or HD 6670 ddr5

CPU = core 2 duo E7500 @2.93 GHz
Motherboard = DG31PR
Monitor = hcl. 1366x768 resolution.
SMPS = local made. 300Watt (getting a new Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU )

I m a casual gamer. I need a descent fps while gaming Also suggets any other graphic card. Budget 6k

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03 Dec 2012   #2


Zotac GTS 450 will outperform an HD 6670 if it is the GDDR5 version, and Nvidia cards have better support for games in drivers.

GTX 550 Ti is also a good card, but remain on mid-end cards, because your processor is not so strong and it may bottleneck all.
My Core 2 Duo E6300 was bottlenecking a PNY GTS 450... Now I have a Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the CPU is slowing all down.

In my opinion, a GTS 450 will be a good choice for you. It is a very good card. If you want a little more CUDA cores and performance, go for a GTX 550 Ti.
If you want ATI cards, search for an HD 6770-6850, or HD 7770.

But be careful with PCI Express version: if you have a PCI-E 1.0 or 1.1 slot, then PCI Express 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 cards will work. PCI Express 2.1 and 3.0 cards could have issues with old PCI Express 1.0-1.1 slots. I tried to install a Radeon HD 5670 (which is PCI Express 2.1) on my pc (which is PCI Express 1.1) and the card didn't show signal on screen.

Then I read that PCI Express 2.1 and 3.0 cards are not full compatible with older PCI Express slots.
So, if you don't have at least a PCI Express 2.0 slot, don't go over Radeon HD 4000 series or Nvidia 400 series. So, in my opinion, a GTS 450 will work very well. For a bit more money you can buy a GTX 460 SE, which is faster than a GTS 450.
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03 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank You so much. I am going for zotac gts 450 ddr5 The core 2 duo will support it right??
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04 Dec 2012   #4


Your motherboard will support it, yes.
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