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Gateway GT 5670 Video card recommendations?

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October 31, 2013 11:49:26 AM

I've been wanting to upgrade the video card on my PC, but I don't know where to start. Is there a website that can give recommendations for certain types of PCs or can someone give me an idea of what would work? Or just point me in the right direction?

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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2013 11:59:59 AM

If you gave us an idea of budget we could help. :) 
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October 31, 2013 12:05:24 PM

Blaise170 said:
If you gave us an idea of budget we could help. :) 


Oh, I'm sorry. I'm thinking somewhere between $100 - $200? I don't have a lot of experience with this, so I'm honestly not sure if this is too unrealistically low or not. Thanks for being patient with me.
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October 31, 2013 12:21:45 PM

Blaise170 said:
I'll assume you want a gaming card. If not let me know. Really good card for $200:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't want to spend so much, you could get this one for about $160:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both will run most games at ultra settings.


Goodness, you're quick. Thanks for your promptness. My wife is wanting to buy me something for Xmas, so she keeps asking me what I want. I decided that since I like to do some game development in UDK (Unreal Development Kit), then it might help to upgrade my graphics card. Sure, it would likely be a big benefit in my gaming too, but my main concern is being able to make this PC my main rig for game development. It's done decent so far, but it can obviously do better. The current video card I have is an ATI Radeon HD 5450. I'm guessing the ones you recommended above are better than this.

Couple more questions within the same topic:

1. I noticed that the PCS+ AX7870 ($160.00) doesn't have two ports for your monitor hookup. I currently use two monitors while working. I don't imagine being able to use some kind of adapter to make up for that, right?

2. These video cards shouldn't have any problems being installed into this PC, right? Do I need to buy any special adapters or hookups first?

Again, thanks for all of your help.
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2013 12:30:10 PM

The 7870 XT is several generations newer, and the R9 270X was just released. For an idea, videocardbenchmark.net ranks the 270X at 4754 and the 7870 at 4251 (the higher the better). The 5670 only comes in at 1068.

Depending on what connections your monitors use, it's possible to use an HDMI cord going to one and a DVI cable to the other. If you only have one connection type however, you could use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-HDMI-Adapter-Cable-M...

All video cards are pretty much the same when it comes to connectivity. You simply take the old one out and slide the new one in. It should be a PCIe x16 slot. The ports will look something like this:

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October 31, 2013 12:35:52 PM

Blaise170 said:
The 7870 XT is several generations newer, and the R9 270X was just released. For an idea, videocardbenchmark.net ranks the 270X at 4754 and the 7870 at 4251 (the higher the better). The 5670 only comes in at 1068.

Depending on what connections your monitors use, it's possible to use an HDMI cord going to one and a DVI cable to the other. If you only have one connection type however, you could use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-HDMI-Adapter-Cable-M...

All video cards are pretty much the same when it comes to connectivity. You simply take the old one out and slide the new one in. It should be a PCIe x16 slot. The ports will look something like this:


Okay, this really helps. Thank you so much for helping me with my question. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2013 12:37:58 PM

No problem, if you need anymore help feel free to ask.
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