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Windows 7: Need help on buying a new graphic card!!

12 Jan 2010   #51
Diabolical

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Confused

am confused about all of this, am not a computer genius, i want the ATI Radeon 4980 1 GB, can i get it with 650 watts power supply and a quad of 6700?


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13 Jan 2010   #52
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
am confused about all of this, am not a computer genius, i want the ATI Radeon 4980 1 GB, can i get it with 650 watts power supply and a quad of 6700?
yes that should work with a decent quality PSU, be aware if you use or plan on using a lot of USB devices you might be approaching the output limits of the PSU ?
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13 Jan 2010   #53
ThePizzaMan

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

you should be fine with 650
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13 Jan 2010   #54
Diabolical

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Hey!

what about a Nividia Geforce GTX 285, would it still work with 650 watts, quad 6700?
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14 Jan 2010   #55
ThePizzaMan

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

hmmmmm you might be getting close then..... but as far as the card goes its about the same performance as a 4890
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14 Jan 2010   #56
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Nahh...

The GTX 285's superior to the Radeon HD 4890. As it should, since most of them are going for ~5870-money.
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14 Jan 2010   #57
ThePizzaMan

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Nahh...

The GTX 285's superior to the Radeon HD 4890. As it should, since most of them are going for ~5870-money.
almost and not quite all at the same time..... if your using AA and AF thats when the 285 will pull ahead otherwise at most there is a 5 to ten fps difference according to the charts at tom's hardware and if the 285 goes for the price of the 5870 you should get the 5870 as it is equal to the 295 and much faster than the 285
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14 Jan 2010   #58
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Nahh...

The GTX 285's superior to the Radeon HD 4890. As it should, since most of them are going for ~5870-money.
almost and not quite all at the same time..... if your using AA and AF thats when the 285 will pull ahead otherwise at most there is a 5 to ten fps difference according to the charts at tom's hardware and if the 285 goes for the price of the 5870 you should get the 5870 as it is equal to the 295 and much faster than the 285
Agreed.

I was just commenting on the GTX 285 vs Radeon HD 4890.

You can do much better for the money like you said. 5870, or even a 5850 (which is still faster than a GTX 285 in most cases).
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14 Jan 2010   #59
ThePizzaMan

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Nahh...

The GTX 285's superior to the Radeon HD 4890. As it should, since most of them are going for ~5870-money.
almost and not quite all at the same time..... if your using AA and AF thats when the 285 will pull ahead otherwise at most there is a 5 to ten fps difference according to the charts at tom's hardware and if the 285 goes for the price of the 5870 you should get the 5870 as it is equal to the 295 and much faster than the 285
Agreed.

I was just commenting on the GTX 285 vs Radeon HD 4890.

You can do much better for the money like you said. 5870, or even a 5850 (which is still faster than the GTX 285).
true so if your going to spend that much go for the 5850 or the 5870
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14 Jan 2010   #60
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
almost and not quite all at the same time..... if your using AA and AF thats when the 285 will pull ahead otherwise at most there is a 5 to ten fps difference according to the charts at tom's hardware and if the 285 goes for the price of the 5870 you should get the 5870 as it is equal to the 295 and much faster than the 285
Agreed.

I was just commenting on the GTX 285 vs Radeon HD 4890.

You can do much better for the money like you said. 5870, or even a 5850 (which is still faster than the GTX 285).
true so if your going to spend that much go for the 5850 or the 5870
Yes, plus you will need the power supply with two six-pin connectors...
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