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Windows 7: which card to get?

04 Nov 2009   #1
Kovans

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
which card to get?

the xfx 1gb 4850 i had been eying is finally off the shelves the only place i find it is at frys and it costs 150+ s&h. do you guys have any other cards you would recommend within the 100-150 usd category with at least 512 mb of memory


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04 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I have answered this in a different thread and you'll get a lot of suggestions. I'm an Nvidia guy but the XFX 5770 is only 174.99 at Newegg. It has 1gb DDR5, DX11, 3 monitor support and eyefinity. This is a great card IMO. A little more but well worth the extra 25.00. Plus double lifetime warranty Fabe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150447 Or for 149.99 GTX 250 without DX11 and all the other frills. Preformace wise not a whole lot of diffference NOW. But when the DX11 games come out you'll be behind, only because of 25.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150439
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05 Nov 2009   #3
AlexChung

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

The 4850 is definitely a good card for it's price. You can pick one up for probably under $120 on newegg.

The 5700 series didn't get such high marks in Tomshardware's reviews: Conclusion - Review Tom's Hardware : Radeon HD 5770 And 5750 Review: Gentlemen, Start Your HTPCs
Maybe you'll want to look into that, they say the ATI 4870 delivers better performance at a cheaper price. If you're on a budget, I'd stay stick to your original choice of the 4850, the performance increase between the 4850 and 4870 might not be all that significant.

You can refer to the graphics card hierarchy to see how graphics card are ranked with similar cards:
Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart - Review Tom's Hardware : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: September '09
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05 Nov 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Here is a 5750 with 1gb DDR5 3 monitor and DX11 for 144.99. One of the reasons I hesitate to recommend a Sapphire or a Radeon card is I'm not familiar with their warranty or support. With a graphic card this is very important to me. Why? I read a lot of reviews and graphic cards lead the way with arriving D.O.A or failing shortly after. For some reason. So warranty and support TO ME is important. Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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05 Nov 2009   #5
Kovans

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ive been building my computer around ati pretty much my case fans are all red and black but i think im gonna try out the gts 250 from what i hear its a killer of a card. thanks guys ill let you know how things turn out
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05 Nov 2009   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Good luck. I run a gtx 260 superclocked and it's a good card.
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