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Windows 7: Video card upgrade


29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Video card upgrade

Hello I recently built a new computer but used an old pcie x1650 radeon card. The card can play most of my games at decent frame rates. The negative part is that it seems to have a hardware flaw that forces me to put the computer into sleep and wake it up to resolve. its not a driver or motherboard thing as it does the same thing on winxp with a different motherboard.

I would like to buy a new nvidia card for about 250 USD im looking at the GTX 260 or 275 but im not sure what would give me the most performance. My motherboard is sli compatible but i dont want to buy the 2nd now. so im hoping to get one that i could buy a 2nd of the same type later.

thanks for any comments as im really stuck on which to choose.


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29 Nov 2009   #2

 
 

A 275 has the advantage over a 260. It's not a massive difference, but a difference nevertheless.

275 SLI will outperform 260 SLI (when/if you go there)
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29 Nov 2009   #3

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Hi Jester45,
I'd perhaps consider either a Radeon 5770 or 5850, the 5770 will have similar performance to the 260, and the 5850 will perform similarly to 2 X 4870's in crossfire config (having said that, performance will most always depend on the game that ou are running at the time). Both of those cards support DirectX 11, whereas I believe that nVidia won't be supporting 11 until early/mid next year.

I'm putting my flame proof suit on now! :P
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29 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Hi Jester45,
I'd perhaps consider either a Radeon 5770 or 5850, the 5770 will have similar performance to the 260, and the 5850 will perform similarly to 2 X 4870's in crossfire config (having said that, performance will most always depend on the game that ou are running at the time). Both of those cards support DirectX 11, whereas I believe that nVidia won't be supporting 11 until early/mid next year.

I'm putting my flame proof suit on now! :P
i agree with this....... you are better off getting a 5000's series card
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29 Nov 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jester45 View Post
My motherboard is sli compatible
Will people please read what OP's ask?

Their question was regarding the difference between a 260 or 275 - not ATI or crossfire.
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29 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jester45 View Post
Hello I recently built a new computer but used an old pcie x1650 radeon card. The card can play most of my games at decent frame rates. The negative part is that it seems to have a hardware flaw that forces me to put the computer into sleep and wake it up to resolve. its not a driver or motherboard thing as it does the same thing on winxp with a different motherboard.

I would like to buy a new nvidia card for about 250 USD im looking at the GTX 260 or 275 but im not sure what would give me the most performance. My motherboard is sli compatible but i dont want to buy the 2nd now. so im hoping to get one that i could buy a 2nd of the same type later.

thanks for any comments as im really stuck on which to choose.
Easy.

GTX 275.
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30 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Wait for the 300's to come out and drop in price enough for you to buy one. It'll support DX11 and might have some performance boosts. As I get better performance from DX10 than I do from DX9.
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30 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

There have been so many problems with ATI cards,. I wouldn't use one if if was given to me.
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30 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
There have been so many problems with ATI cards,. I wouldn't use one if if was given to me.
I don't think anybody had talked about ATi cards? I'm referring to the GeForce x300's coming out.
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30 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Didn't look over the initial #1 post carefully

I seen he was talking about a Radeon card.
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