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Windows 7: Advice on new graphics card


10 Jan 2010   #1
Sav

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Advice on new graphics card

Hi. first post so be gentle

I'm wanting to buy a new graphics card for my custom built pc, using a 1gb Nvidia 220 GT haven't liked the card since I first bought it. Being seriously thinking of switching over to ATI.

Cannot decide on between these cards

ATI Radeon 4890

ATI Radeon 5770

Wanting to play directx 11 games


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10 Jan 2010   #2

W7 Pro/clean install
 
 

Definetly go with a 5870 or better. You'll be glad you did down the road.
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10 Jan 2010   #3
Sav

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I did look at the 5870 but that card is out of my price range, can spend between £100 - £200
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10 Jan 2010   #4

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sav, the sad part is you get what you pay for...
So with that said I'd be a bit more patient & save up the money for a better graphics card or you are going to end up with the same results...a card you're not happy with.

I'm not happy with my current card but I'm not going to settle for anything less than the performance of a Nvidia EVGA-GTX275! (Or GTX285)
Yea, it's out of my price range right now & it's the reason I'm waiting & saving until it is in my price range.
If you are wondering why the choice of Nvidia it's because I favor them over ATI. It's a "personal" choice of mine & not a recommendation...
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10 Jan 2010   #5
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Go in between the 5870 and 5770 - the 5850.
Definitely better than the 275 and in most cases the 285 as well. Go for the cheapest you can find (That will be around £30 - £40 above your budget though ); later you can save up for another one and crossfire the two
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10 Jan 2010   #6

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Go in between the 5870 and 5770 - the 5850.
Definitely better than the 275 and in most cases the 285 as well. Go for the cheapest you can find (That will be around £30 - £40 above your budget though ); later you can save up for another one and crossfire the two
I think that cross fireing 2 ok cards isnt as effective as having one good card. Stick with Nvidia The way its meant to be played (or something)! And gtx295 is awesome.
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10 Jan 2010   #7
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Go in between the 5870 and 5770 - the 5850.
Definitely better than the 275 and in most cases the 285 as well. Go for the cheapest you can find (That will be around £30 - £40 above your budget though ); later you can save up for another one and crossfire the two
I think that cross fireing 2 ok cards isnt as effective as having one good card. Stick with Nvidia The way its meant to be played (or something)! And gtx295 is awesome.
His budget is £200 right now, but when he saves up again he can get a nice crossfire config.
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10 Jan 2010   #8

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Go in between the 5870 and 5770 - the 5850.
Definitely better than the 275 and in most cases the 285 as well. Go for the cheapest you can find (That will be around £30 - £40 above your budget though ); later you can save up for another one and crossfire the two
I think that cross fireing 2 ok cards isnt as effective as having one good card. Stick with Nvidia The way its meant to be played (or something)! And gtx295 is awesome.
His budget is £200 right now, but when he saves up again he can get a nice crossfire config.
Sure, but i'd still rather have one Radeon 5970 than 2 4870's since its just better.
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10 Jan 2010   #9

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

if its one of those two cards and you want to play dx11 games the 5770, you can add a second down the road
and welcome to the forums
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10 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)
 
 

Check Out eBuyer.com

I Think You Will Like This 2 Of MSI 5770 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

Or 1 ATI 5850 MSI HD 5850 OC 1GB DDR5 HDMI DISPLAYPORT PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer May Be £45 Out of your price range but worth it.
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