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Windows 7: 2.80 GHz Processor w/ 8GB RAM - Need Help

14 Jun 2010   #11
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
You could classify the 5770 as a gaming card, yes.

BTW I can't read that image you posted. Sorry.
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/...Untitled-1.png


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14 Jun 2010   #12
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

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As to the 8gig of RAM, I certainly hope he's using a 64-bit OS, otherwise he's wasting money and slowing his system with the unnecessary strain on the motherboard.
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64 Bit and my card is 1GB
Phew... you had us worried there for a second

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
You could classify the 5770 as a gaming card, yes.

BTW I can't read that image you posted. Sorry.
Yeah, now when you said "you can classify the 5770 as a gaming card" how well? Because I was told this, and to quote it as well.

"Is a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X a good car? It sure is, especially for its price($50 000) but is it as good, fast and luxurious as a Ferrari Enzo? Far from it. Do I(or you) have the money for the Enzo? Not really. Is the Evo X a good car for the price? Probably the best car you can get for your buck if you ask me. Same goes for the video card. Unless you have the money to spend on a 5870, the 5770 is one of the best card on the market for its price. Still, if you can spend more, I would recommend a 5850 (not the 5870, far too expensive for you)."
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14 Jun 2010   #13
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
"Is a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X a good car? It sure is, especially for its price($50 000) but is it as good, fast and luxurious as a Ferrari Enzo? Far from it. Do I(or you) have the money for the Enzo? Not really. Is the Evo X a good car for the price? Probably the best car you can get for your buck if you ask me. Same goes for the video card. Unless you have the money to spend on a 5870, the 5770 is one of the best card on the market for its price. Still, if you can spend more, I would recommend a 5850 (not the 5870, far too expensive for you)."
Lol... where did you get this analogy? It's priceless.

Even if the video card were only $5.00, if it can't do what you want it to do, which is game, then it's not worth it.

If you told us all the games you play, or would like to play, we could offer you some solid choices.
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14 Jun 2010   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There is always something "better" then the next. The 5770 isn't a 5850, 5870 or 5970, or going Nvidia... a 470 or 480, but is is a good gaming card for the money.

Google 5770, read the reviews and decide for yourself...and wallet
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14 Jun 2010   #15
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Alright will do.

But I've given you my specs, so now to the slowness of my PC?

And I'd like to be able to play any game out right now with no issues.
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14 Jun 2010   #16
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

At 1920x1080, which by the way is pure gaming goodness , you're going to need a rather beefy card that compliments the rest of your system, which is by all accounts fairly robust.

I guess it all boils down to DX11: do you want/need it, or can you live with DX10? The 5770 is a good card. It's DX11, which is amazing, but you might find that at 1920 you may have to live without AA and/or play some titles on medium. At about that same price point is the GTX 260, which is DX10, but will give you a bit more fps. For high settings at 1920, currently the best bang for the buck is the 5850, DX11. For a bit more, the GTX 470 offers slightly higher fps in some titles, others not; however, where the 470 shines is its high minimum fps. It's hotter and consumes a lot more power, so, there's a trade off you've got to weigh.

No card, with the possible exception of the 5970, performs the same across the board for all games. What you'd like to do is compare cards for your favorite game and see how they stack up.
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14 Jun 2010   #17
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
At 1920x1080, which by the way is pure gaming goodness , you're going to need a rather beefy card that compliments the rest of your system, which is by all accounts fairly robust.

I guess it all boils down to DX11: do you want/need it, or can you live with DX10? The 5770 is a good card. It's DX11, which is amazing, but you might find that at 1920 you may have to live without AA and/or play some titles on medium. At about that same price point is the GTX 260, which is DX10, but will give you a bit more fps. For high settings at 1920, currently the best bang for the buck is the 5850, DX11. For a bit more, the GTX 470 offers slightly higher fps in some titles, others not; however, where the 470 shines is its high minimum fps. It's hotter and consumes a lot more power, so, there's a trade off you've got to weigh.

No card, with the possible exception of the 5970, performs the same across the board for all games. What you'd like to do is compare cards for your favorite game and see how they stack up.
Mind telling me what "AA" is?
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14 Jun 2010   #18
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anti Aliasing. It's the reason why video cards have such huge amounts of onboard RAM these days. Basically, it smooths out edges and makes the game look a lot better; however, it does require a strong gpu and a lot of memory.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_super_aa_vs_nvidia_sli_aa/
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14 Jun 2010   #19
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Alright will do.

But I've given you my specs, so now to the slowness of my PC?
What have you got loaded at startup? What are your RAM timings? Download cpu-z, install it and run it, then click the memory tab. CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Tell us everything that cpuz says, then click the SPD tab, and tell us exactly what sticks of memory you have... I assume they're all the same?
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14 Jun 2010   #20
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Unfortunately "slowness" is a relative term that can mean anything. It’s virtually impossible to determine what slow is for you as we don’t know what apps you use, have open, or is running in the background. Since your main issue appears to be games, you may want to look at updating your card as you propose to do. Than after that, do a reassessment of the situation by giving some of these tools a try as discussed here - Latest Overclocking Programs, System Info, Benchmarking, & Stability Tools

I’m sorry I can’t be of any further help than what I posted. As for listing your system specs, it’s always good to list them as others with similar systems may be able to point something out that others are missing. In short, though you listed the specs as requested, and I wasn’t able to answer, it doesn’t mean someone else can’t.

In addition to Fumz suggestion, I would suggest you run some benchmarking tools and post the results so that we (others) have something to go by.

Good luck.

And again, I can't read those specs on that image. The font/image is too small. That's why we have the "System Specs" tab
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