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Windows 7: Potential New Card???

22 Apr 2011   #11
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
On the last page of the review is a hierarchy chart....as you can see a 5850 is near the top $139 is a very good price for the level of performance (this deal will not last long)....
My apologies. I don't know what I looked at; $139 is a low price for a 5850.

Looks like Tomrdiedrich's power supply ought to be able to handle any of the cards people have mentioned. (650W, 44A at +12V, two 6 pin, two 6+2 pin PCI-E power.)


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22 Apr 2011   #12
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

What is the reason for everyone in favor of Radeon cards? Is there a problem with Nvidia? I like the fact that nvidia offers the 3d support. Not that it will last long. (probly will fade like HD dvds) I do like the fact that that card that was suggested offers HD sound also. It is really hard to compare these cards. It is not exactly comparing apples to apples. More like apples to plums! lol Is there a site anywhere that gives the raw comparison of the cards?
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22 Apr 2011   #13
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
On the last page of the review is a hierarchy chart....as you can see a 5850 is near the top $139 is a very good price for the level of performance (this deal will not last long)....
My apologies. I don't know what I looked at; $139 is a low price for a 5850.

Looks like Tomrdiedrich's power supply ought to be able to handle any of the cards people have mentioned. (650W, 44A at +12V, two 6 pin, two 6+2 pin PCI-E power.)
Video cards are very confusing with all the different numbers/letters....The reason I know so much is a few days ago the Wife said her computer was reporting that the video card driver quit working....ok....update driver and start looking for a card just in case the old 8500gt is going bad....I spent all day reading reviews, pricing cards, because I wanted a stronger card than my 4890, so Son can get that card and my Wife his 4830....turns out the problem was the tv tuner card
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22 Apr 2011   #14
dogbert2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look at a GTX 460 (with discounts can be had for between 125-179), 1GB GDDR5, 336 Cuda Cores, DirectX11...quite powerful, but you won't go broke buying it.
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22 Apr 2011   #15
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomrdiedrich View Post
What is the reason for everyone in favor of Radeon cards? Is there a problem with Nvidia? I like the fact that nvidia offers the 3d support. Not that it will last long. (probly will fade like HD dvds) I do like the fact that that card that was suggested offers HD sound also. It is really hard to compare these cards. It is not exactly comparing apples to apples. More like apples to plums! lol Is there a site anywhere that gives the raw comparison of the cards?
The only problem is the prices....bang for buck....

I doubt you will find a direct review comparing the 430 vs 5850 5770 or even the 260, because it would sum up to "you got smoked"....the chart is the best tool I have found to compare cards....Tom's Hardware tests a lot of cards, and they will hurt your feelings....

If the 3d is really important to you maybe you should spring for a stronger card? for exampleNewegg.com - Galaxy 55NGH8HX4NXK GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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23 Apr 2011   #16
gazz9496

 
 

i honestly wouldn't go for a 3d card yet, the tech is not new by any stretch of the imagination which should tell you something about how well it is really being recieved by the public, 3d is not something that will be taken up the way many expect, me personaly will avoid it as i get headaches watching anything in 3d, and watching a whole crowd of people leave a cinema clutching the side of there heads from headaches makes me wonder about the health effects as well.

ati frankly offer better cards for the money you spend you can not get a comparable nvidia card at the same price which is why some here are trying to point you in that direction.

but lets get serious for a second and look at your choices, you say you have a limited budget but how limited is it? the ati 6850 is hardly expencive and wipes the floor with alot of the mentioned cards.
the 5770 comes in more than one variation be it with a fan or without so that presents extra choices for you.

you need to look at what you really need and then make a choice to invest a bit more for a better card to last you longer.

i doubt there is a card on the market right now that won't do what you need virtually all of them are good enough for what your after.
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23 Apr 2011   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

MSI R5770 HAWK Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, Display Port, HDMI at TigerDirect
Hot of the press.....I'm telling you this card runs cool and is over clockable with ease @ 129.00 after mir it's a steal !
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23 Apr 2011   #18
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Well I am trying to stay under $150. And it is not that I cannot afford it. It is I have a hard time justifying anything more than that. I tried encoding a movie the other day on my pc. While it was encoding I tried to watch a movie. My little geforce 210 was not having that!! LOL it got real hot just from encoding and when I tried to watch movies it just would not play smoothly!!

I do not play enough video games to worry about them. My 210 will play them just not very many fps. It is about encoding while watching a movie. That is the whole goal here. Then I have a extra card to put with my extra ram and extra psu for a lighter weight pc to stream movies to in my bedroom!! But really I would like to do encoding while movie watchin. And at the same time I of course want to get most bang for my buck. The only reason I keep leaning towards nvidia is that is what I am familiar with and used to.
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23 Apr 2011   #19
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

What are the dimensions of these Radeon cards? I am not totally sure if they will fir in my case!! I am going to have to do some detailed mesuring. But the Radeon website does not list the dimensions. So if anyone has on of these cards plz measure and post the size!! Like for the 6850 or the 5770
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23 Apr 2011   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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