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Windows 7: What graphics card?

04 May 2012   #1
DrQuestion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
What graphics card?

Hey I was just wondering what graphics card I choose. - Maximum 400-500$


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04 May 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, well, you're off to good start. Knowing the price range is great, but not knowing what you will be putting it in and what you will be using it for kinda handicaps us a little.
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04 May 2012   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You can get a 7970 in that price range. In the way of pure performance nothing on the market will beat it. (at this point in time)

If you like physx and nvidia the nearest thing is probably the gtx580. (actually scores better than the new gtx680)
It's also in your price range though I will tell you I have a gtx580 I paid a lot less money for on ebay and it's been a real champ so far. In fact if you found the same deal I did you'd easily be able to go SLI for that money.


Overall regardless of what you decide I would in general recommend XFX for Ati branded cards and EVGA for nvidia branded cards.
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04 May 2012   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This for a desktop or the laptop listed in your specs? If it is a desktop the specs of it, including the power supply would help. If it is a laptop, forget about it.
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04 May 2012   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

lol, yeah no graphics card for your laptop sorry.
I just answered the question in a general way though....
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04 May 2012   #6
bulldogpcs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

A little actually alot more info needed. What hardware is in your pc. (dont need exact specifics even though it would be good ). Do you have a nvidia/radeon prefference. The price is plenty to get a very nice card.
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05 May 2012   #7
DrQuestion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah dudes ty for everything I am going to build a pc - just wanted to know what graphics card :P
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05 May 2012   #8
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrQuestion View Post
Yeah dudes ty for everything I am going to build a pc - just wanted to know what graphics card :P
In that case:

In the USA, those sort of funds would allow you to choose among an nVidia GTX 580 (fastest single GPU card from the previous generation), GTX 680 (nVidia's current fastest single GPU card, barely within your budget), AMD Radeon HD 7970 (AMD's current fastest card), or a Radeon HD 7950 (the 7970's less expensive sibling).

Any of them woud require a good power supply. For example: eVGA recommends a 600W PSU with at least 42A on the +12v line for a PC with a single GTX 580. (You won't get 42A at +12V with most cheap 600W PSUs.)
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