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Windows 7: Need advice for someone on a budget

24 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Need advice for someone on a budget

I want to upgrade to a DX11 card, my current card is in my specs. My budget is up to 120

I just want to know which is the best card in this range and how much of an improvement to gaming will I get.

I use Overclockers UK for all my pc upgrades.

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24 Oct 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Asus GeForce GTX 460 Direct CU TOP 768MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with HAWX2 PC-Game [] Graphics and Video NVIDIA GTX 460 Series

130 quid.

This is similar to what I am using. Mine has the 1GB chip. I've been using it for 3 months and no problems.
Your monitor resolution is similar to mine so it would suit your system well.
I can run AVP Benchmark with no glitches.

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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Ther best card in you stated price range is probably the Radeon 5770. I'm not sure that it's enough of an improvement over the 4770 to make it worthwhile, though.

The new 6850 costs more, but it appears that its performance is outstanding for its price. (It may be a little less expensive once some of its newness has worn off. At least in the US, it was just released on 22 October.)

The nVidia GTX260 is also a fairly good deal, particularly the version with 768 MB of memory. It's still a little out of your range.
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24 Oct 2010   #4

W7 Professional x64

According to some recent news articles on toms hardware, the Radeon series paired with GDDR5 memory is a very good run of cards for the price.

Components Graphics and Video ATI HD 5600 Series - Overclockers UK

This is one I was looking at when I was recently shopping for a mid budget card:

MSI ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [] Graphics and Video ATI HD 5750 Series
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24 Oct 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Only on pre-order at the moment but if you're not hung up on Overclockers only, XFX HD 6850 ATI - AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 1GB - HD-685X-ZNFC

only 14 more than your 120 budget.
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25 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Nice find stormy13
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25 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks guys, I will probably go with the MSI 5750 one. Rep added for all of the helpers.
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