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Windows 7: Need An Upgrade

09 Mar 2010   #1
merka

Meh`
 
 
Need An Upgrade

Hello guys i have now notice my Graphics card has been my problem to all my games not working i have an X800 GT whic is very old right?

anyway i need an upgrade but what to . i still want ATI and i have a PCI-Exspress

any idears on what to get . i have a few cards i am looking at but im not soo sure yet :\


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09 Mar 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Informed opinion would suggest that the ATI Radeon HD 5970 is pretty good but it depends rather on your budget! I have to say that I have no personal experience of high end graphic cards but at around 530 pounds it would be way beyond my means. But then I am not into gaming so have no need!
BTW I see you are in the UK but are you aware that your timezone shows you to be in the USA!
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09 Mar 2010   #3
ThePizzaMan

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

ok lets see you have a dual core..... hm.... shoot for a 5770 or a 4870..... depending on your psu, do you know how many watts it is? and will you be gaming on your computer?
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09 Mar 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
ok lets see you have a dual core..... hm.... shoot for a 5770 or a 4870..... depending on your psu, do you know how many watts it is? and will you be gaming on your computer?
Yes he will,

BFBC2 w7

And agree with your recommendations, as long as it is PCI-E and not AGP and the power supply is up to it.
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09 Mar 2010   #5
ThePizzaMan

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

ok if its pci-e all you need to worry about is your psu wattage.... actually all we really need to know is the number of amps on the 12+ rail, which should be on the label on the side of your psu
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09 Mar 2010   #6
merka

Meh`
 
 

yeah i know my timezone iv order a new card shal be with tomorrow


XFX HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E

Overview

Product Description
  • 2nd Generation TeraScale Graphics Engine
  • 40 nm Process Technology
  • GDDR5 Memory
  • ATI Eyefinity Technology
  • ATI Stream Technology
  • ATI CrossFireX Technology
  • Accelerated Video Transcoding
The XFX HD 5670 Graphics Card, offers the latest technology at a price that is transforming not only how the game is played, but whos playing it. Designed for power users who want an immersive 3D gaming experience as well as powerful content and entertainment capabilities, this graphics card delivers the ultimate work/play punch. Supporting the latest DirectX 11 games and Microsoft 7 support, enjoy fast and easy video playback, editing and content transfer. This power is packed in an energy efficient single-slot card thats easy to install and requires no external power supply.

Specification
Chipset XFX HD 5670
GPU Radeon HD 5670
Bus Type PCI-E 2.0
GPU Clock 775 MHz
Memory Bus 128-bits
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Speed 4.0 GHz
Thermal Solution FANSINK
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 400 Watt or greater
Accelerated Physics Processing
Accelerated Video Transcoding
ATI Avivo HD
HDCP Ready
Design for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
ATI PowerPlay Technology
ATI Avivo Technology
Microsoft Windows 7 Support
Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
OpenGL 3.2 Support

OUTPUTS
DVI (Dual-Link Support)
HDMI
Display Port
Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL) 2560 x 1600
Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG) 2048 x 1536



my power supply is 550w so itts ok
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09 Mar 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Best of luck with your new purchase. The 5670 is a decent low end budget card. Here is a review of the card in general;
ATI Radeon HD 5670 review | Graphics cards | Reviews | PC Pro
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09 Mar 2010   #8
merka

Meh`
 
 

cant wait to get it fitted in and get on BFBC2
it was a good price for a good card .. came to 71
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09 Mar 2010   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With that card as long as your CPU doesn't hold it back too much, depending on what resolution you run at it should be good for a mix medium and low (low due to the CPU more than the card),

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 GPU Performance In-depth > 1680x1050 High/Medium/Low - TechSpot

which is far better than your old card which can't even run it.
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09 Mar 2010   #10
merka

Meh`
 
 

i didnt reilise how old my card actually was untill to day i still thought it was a good card but bearing in mind i have not upgraded anything in my pc since the start of 2008
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