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Windows 7: best gpu to go for

21 Nov 2009   #1
pearcie

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
best gpu to go for

hi just had to return my xfx 4890 xxx edition as it turned faulty they dont do them any more from where i bought it so can any experts out there recommend a new card or cards that would suit my setup (mid price range)

stormscout case
Asus P5Q Pro Turbo motherboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit operating system
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz (hope to oc)Prolimatech Megahalems Super 6 Heatpipe Tower Cooler 12mm noctua
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 XMS2 Dominator Xtreme
850w NorthQ Black Magic Flex modular Power Supply
2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda (raid)
24" dell monitor 1920 x 1080

any help welcome thanx.......


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21 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Mid price range? Could you narrow that amount down? To say like actual dollars? I ask because I was just on Neweggs site and their 4890's are more than their 5XXX series cards. Fabe Newegg.com - Video Cards, NVIDIA Video Card, ATI Video Cards, AGP Video Cards, GeForce Video Card, Radeon Video Card
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21 Nov 2009   #3
pearcie

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Mid price range? Could you narrow that amount down? To say like actual dollars? I ask because I was just on Neweggs site and their 4890's are more than their 5XXX series cards. Fabe Newegg.com - Video Cards, NVIDIA Video Card, ATI Video Cards, AGP Video Cards, GeForce Video Card, Radeon Video Card
well in english £250 not sure what that is in dollars..........
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21 Nov 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

That's pounds to dollars right? If so you gotta be kidding me .XE.com: GBP to USD rate: 250.00 GBP = 412.675 USD
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21 Nov 2009   #5
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd go with a Nvidia card because the W7 API can use the card for a number of things to help performance besides gaming.

As for a card with some muscle I'd go with the EVGA GTX275 WTF Edition.

GeForce GTX 275 Core Clock 713 MHz Shader Clock 1512 MHz Stream Processors 240 Processor Cores Memory Memory Clock 2520 MHz Memory Size 896MB Memory Interface 448-bit Memory Type DDR3 3D API DirectX DirectX 10 OpenGL OpenGL 3.0 Ports DVI 2 x DVI TV-Out HDTV Out
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21 Nov 2009   #6
pearcie

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
That's pounds to dollars right? If so you gotta be kidding me .XE.com: GBP to USD rate: 250.00 GBP = 412.675 USD

yep thats right pounds to dollars
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21 Nov 2009   #7
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
I'd go with a Nvidia card because the W7 API can use the card for a number of things to help performance besides gaming.

As for a card with some muscle I'd go with the EVGA GTX275 WTF Edition.

GeForce GTX 275 Core Clock 713 MHz Shader Clock 1512 MHz Stream Processors 240 Processor Cores Memory Memory Clock 2520 MHz Memory Size 896MB Memory Interface 448-bit Memory Type DDR3 3D API DirectX DirectX 10 OpenGL OpenGL 3.0 Ports DVI 2 x DVI TV-Out HDTV Out
um...... why go for something that slow? with is budget a HD5870 would be a perfect fit.... and remember.... its dx11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102856
also..... what site will you be buying your card from?
that is if your cpu won't bottleneck this
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21 Nov 2009   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

We need to remeber he's not in the US, so his choices are more limited. Thus the site or store you purchased your card from will come into play as far a what they have to offer you. As for bottlenecking an Intel core 2 duo 2.93Hz and 4 gigs of 1066 I wouldn't think so. Not to mention if a 4890 cost 412.00 U.S. dollars I can't imagaine what a 5870 would cost him in pounds.
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21 Nov 2009   #9
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

i'm pretty sure that wasn't how much his card was... thats just his budget...... he should be able to find one for about 225 pounds
and yes about the limited choices.... but he should be able to find one
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21 Nov 2009   #10
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Gigabyte N26SO-8961 Super Over Clock= about £149. Runs @ 680MHz

That's a lot faster on the clocks that most GTX 275 models which are £20 or £30 dearer
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