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Windows 7: Looking for a Graphics Card recommendation

28 Jun 2010   #21

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

Ah right, that's good news I'll have another look at the inside of the case at the weekend and see if I can either move the HDD or mod the case slightly

Thanks for the help

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29 Jun 2010   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64

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Since you work mainly with 2D apps ... FWIW, this review was about 5 or 6 months ago, Toms Hardware did a 2D acceleration review on various cards. The some of the 5xxx cards scored low in W7 w/Aero, and they let ATI/AMD know, and they soon released a Hotfix (I think it was CCC 10.1?)

edit: I think the slow performance before the hotfix might also be with the lower memory & core clock speeds in 2D.

2D, Acceleration, And Windows: Aren't All Graphics Cards Equal? : Part 1: Laying A Theoretical Background

Part 2: 2D, Acceleration, And Windows: Aren't All Graphics Cards Equal? : Introduction: Why GDI Output For 2D Graphics Remains Relevant

Interesting read, it's funny that older onboard GPUs performed best.
Here is a follow up article with new drivers that seems to have solved the 2D problem.,2635.htm

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Another very interesting read! Its very odd that the Task Manager would boost 2D performance when open.
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