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Windows 7: choosing a graphic card for (1680*1050 resolution monitor)

29 Jun 2010   #1
irfan88

Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3
 
 
choosing a graphic card for (1680*1050 resolution monitor)

Hi,

My system specifications are:

20" monitor (1680*1050 resolution)
Core i3 930
Biostar H55 Motherboard
DDR3 3 GB 1333Mhz ram
Cooler Master GX 550W (42 amps +12v)
500GB SATA

I want to play every game at max on my (1680*1050 resolution monitor). Please suggest me the best graphic card out of these:

HD 4870 1GB
HD 4890
HD 5770
GTX 260 core 216
HD 5830

Please suggest me the best graphic card for that resolution.


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29 Jun 2010   #2
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Core i3 930? you man i7-930?
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30 Jun 2010   #3
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Probably not. H55 is LGA 1156.
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30 Jun 2010   #4
irfan88

Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3
 
 

sorry its core i3 530

so which card do you recommend
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30 Jun 2010   #5
irfan88

Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3
 
 
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sorry its core i3 530

so which card do you recommend
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30 Jun 2010   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irfan88 View Post
Core i3 530

I want to play every game at max on my (1680*1050 resolution monitor).
You're not going to be able to play every game at max settings; some you won't because your cpu isn't strong enough, others you won't because none of the video cards on your list are strong enough.

Yes, the i3 530 has hyperthreading, and in an ideal world games would be properly optimized to take advantage of hyperthreading; however, to date, none really exist. So, as far as games are concerned, what you have is a 2.9GHz dual core cpu, and some games really require quads for acceptable fps at max settings (like Bad Company 2).

While all of the graphics cards you picked are solid choices, they're either older generation (4890), which won't deliver acceptable minimum fps in modern demanding games (again BC2 for reference: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 GPU Performance In-depth > 1680x1050 High/Medium/Low - TechSpot), or they're current gen mid-range cards, which again, will struggle with some titles.

Having said that (and getting all that negative stuff out of the way), they're all very solid choices. They'll all give you great gaming performance, just as long as you're not expecting or demanding that each and every title you play must be done so at max settings. You'll be able to have a few settings on high, and with older games you'll of course be able to run on high, just not "all" games "all on max".

Hope that helps?
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