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Windows 7: looking for a new graphic card

17 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), Arch Linux

Your PSU is more than fine for the card. XFX isn't so bad, though I usually go with Gainward. Always had good experiences with their stuff, so I usually just stick with their cards, but that is personal preference to a large degree.

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17 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04

Mart, you are much better off going with a new ATI 5000-Series card like the 5770 or even the 5750. You will get more umph out of the card, and much more future-proofing as well.

Not only do they support DX11, but they also uses a lot less power thanks to the 45nm construction. Oh, and it runs cooler.
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18 Nov 2009   #13

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@Christopher, Wish you would have posted about that card a little sooner as I had ordered the 9800 gt a few hours sooner ! Oh well its arrived now and is working fine. I only ever used one ati card befor and thats in another pc we use as a htpc, works fone but I never got the hdmi to work with my tv, no big issue as I use the digital out instead and seperate audio.

Thanks for the reply and card suggestion

@ Mivo, Card here and working great, makes a huge difference to my game, I found something called badaboom that uses the gpu to encode video ? I gave it a go and after half an hour of encoding my temps on the card got to 63c, its helped by the 12cm fan I got facing it, power for the whole pc and monitor go up from 118 watts with my old card idle to 144 watts while encoding with the new card, thats taken from the power backup software but its pretty spot on. So I am really pleased, an upgrade thats worked out fine for once :-) Thanks everyone who posted a reply, much appreciated

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