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Windows 7: New Graphics Card Purchase Decisions

27 Mar 2013   #1
TechJargonOnly

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
New Graphics Card Purchase Decisions

I am seeking a new GPU, as mine is quite dated and reaching the end of its lifespan. Also, I do not require the extreme visual quality of more expensive cards, although I would still like some power, so I am opting for a mid-low range card. Currently, I am considering this GPU from NCIX:

NCIX - Buy Computers, Computer Parts, Laptops, World's Leading Discount Computer Store

Is it a good deal? Some reviews I have read complain of stability issues, but the general opinion is mixed. I would appreciate any advice or other suggestions.


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28 Mar 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 


Hello TJO I am no expert mate but I went to Nvidia for mycards and should have done since day one I find it is much easier to use thanthe Ati stuff.

At the moment I have Ge Force GTX 650 cards in my machinesand am really pleased with them. But when I get back from my trip I am going upa notch to a 660 for the Ivy Bridge as it has more memory etc.

I looked at that site you are buying from and this is thenearest to what I have got in my machines right now

NCIX - Buy Computers, Computer Parts, Laptops, World's Leading Discount Computer Store
Just means that you have to delete the drivers for Ati and get the NVidia stuff but it is up to you. Good price on that card though.
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28 Mar 2013   #3
OCIR

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 

ASUS GTX 650 TI BOOST it looks good
www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_650_Ti_Boost
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28 Mar 2013   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Have you looked at the new 7790 cards? The 1GB versions seem to cost about the same as a 7770, but the performance is supposed to be significantly better.

Newer isn't always better, but the 7790 seems to be a better choice.
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28 Mar 2013   #5
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

I think the 7900 series cards come with some free games too
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28 Mar 2013   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I think the 7900 series cards come with some free games too
When i bought two 7970's i got 5 games they even offer games with the 7800 series and 7700 series
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28 Mar 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Thats great, all I got was a three day pass for track canyon with my card. I almost went with a 7970 but wanted a Nvida. I mmight get one for another system I have though.
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28 Mar 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Personally the NVidia would be my choice for the ease of use alone - giving away games smacks of they are having a job selling it to be honest.
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28 Mar 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Personally the NVidia would be my choice for the ease of use alone - giving away games smacks of they are having a job selling it to be honest.


I've found Nvidia easier also, have had ati before and bsod when upgrading drivers. I worked through it, the video cards are good but I totally agree.

But if I could get free games like crysis 3 I would be happy
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28 Mar 2013   #10
TechJargonOnly

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello TJO I am no expert mate but I went to Nvidia for mycards and should have done since day one I find it is much easier to use thanthe Ati stuff.

At the moment I have Ge Force GTX 650 cards in my machinesand am really pleased with them. But when I get back from my trip I am going upa notch to a 660 for the Ivy Bridge as it has more memory etc.

I looked at that site you are buying from and this is thenearest to what I have got in my machines right now

NCIX - Buy Computers, Computer Parts, Laptops, World's Leading Discount Computer Store
Just means that you have to delete the drivers for Ati and get the NVidia stuff but it is up to you. Good price on that card though.
Thanks for the suggestion, that looks like a much better option, which I will certainly consider. My current card was manufactured by Nvidia though, so I'm not sure why you brought up ATI.
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