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Windows 7: Advice on a new Graphics Card Requested.

14 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - SP1
 
 
Advice on a new Graphics Card Requested.

Good Day all,
Time I believe to pump up the visuals on my system.
The manufacturers installed card is an :- NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS
Having tinkered about in the last few weeks with a few games, Blazing Angels 2, Far Cry and a few other odds and ends, I thought that things were just a touch on the limit so to speak. So would anyone care to advise on an upgrade?
A few hours on the Googly place have left me quite bemused as to what is what these days. I'd have about 100 to spend, with a little more if it was really worth it.
Full system specs on my profile if you need additional info.
Thanks for reading,
All the best,
Mick C.

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14 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How much are you looking to spend? Also is your case a standard size or slim?
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14 May 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
How much are you looking to spend? Also is your case a standard size or slim?
I'd have about 100 to spend

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-100-GW

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=708

both cards of a similar performance depending on the game

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...70,2446-7.html
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14 May 2010   #4

 

I would get the 5750 (has DX 11). I had a GTS 250 1gb, and while a very nice card, the 5750 is more future proof.
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14 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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15 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am kinda looking for a new vid card too, but am skeptical of the ATI lineup with so many problems with them. BSoD, GSoD, driver stopped responding..etc. But most seem to be from too low of core & mem speeds at idle, is there anything else wrong? I know there is a tweak to up the speeds, but I am still skeptical about getting an ATI.
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15 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Get the ATI and 2 more screens and have a ball with the new games.
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15 May 2010   #8

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 
It depends . . .

I, personally, do not think it is reasonable to consider the gfx card in a vacuum. For example, what is the native resolution of your monitor(s)? Are you one who thinks bigger is better? Consider this article.

I have to agree with Kurahk7: I think it best if you figure out your needs based on your existing system (CPU, PSU, RAM, cooling), anticipated upgrades, and primary usage. Also, any chance of SLI or XFire in your future?

First challenge: ATi or NVIDIA.

Good luck,

Monk
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15 May 2010   #9

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
I, personally, do not think it is reasonable to consider the gfx card in a vacuum. For example, what is the native resolution of your monitor(s)? Are you one who thinks bigger is better? Consider this article.

I have to agree with Kurahk7: I think it best if you figure out your needs based on your existing system (CPU, PSU, RAM, cooling), anticipated upgrades, and primary usage. Also, any chance of SLI or XFire in your future?

First challenge: ATi or NVIDIA.

Good luck,

Monk
ive already considered his needs based on his existing system , he has 100 quid , not 1000 , there is no option for sli or xfire without a major upgrade , its simple , he has 100 pounds and he wants faster performance
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15 May 2010   #10

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Get the ATI and 2 more screens and have a ball with the new games.
that is a load of bull...........NO WAY
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