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January 25, 2010 7:34:07 AM

Hi all,

I currently have a Radeon x1950xt. But as this is a "legacy" product ATI are not officially supporting it any more.

I tried the legacy x64 drivers from the site but they simply do not install. As such i am thinking of buying a replacement.

What would you suggest that would work on a 64bit Win 7 OS? I just need something that is of equivalent power, as it did me fine for what i do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Simon

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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 9:48:53 AM

Well,
You didn't mention your resolution, your budget and e.t.c.

However,
Here are some suggestions:



For $50:
Radeon 4650
Will give you good performance in most games upto 1280x1024

For $65:
Radeon 4670
Will give you good performance in most games upto 1680x1050


For $120:
Radeon 5750 or GeForece GTS 250
Will give you good performance in most titles upto 1920x1200 .

Personally Speaking I would go with 5750, because:
Newer card, will be good for couple of years or so.
DirectX11
Shader Model 5
...

For $160:
Radeon 5770 HD
Will give you great performance in most games for upto 1920x1200



Choose accordingly
Want to ask a question?
You are more then welcome



GooD LucK
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 10:52:22 AM

Welcome to the forums!

You can still use the 9.11 Vista x64 Drivers to run your current card in Win 7.
I believe this will limit you from using the Aero interface but everything else should work just fine...

If you decide you would still like a new GPU, please post your budget, screen resolution and intended usage.
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a c 358 U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 4:15:33 PM

The HD 4670 would be the equivalent (maybe slightly more powerful) to your X1950XT.

If you want something more powerful, but want to stay under $100 then I would go with the following:

1. 9800GT
2. HD 5670
3. 9600GT

January 25, 2010 5:36:33 PM

mfarrukh said:
Well,
You didn't mention your resolution, your budget and e.t.c.

However,
Here are some suggestions:



For $50:
Radeon 4650
Will give you good performance in most games upto 1280x1024

For $65:
Radeon 4670
Will give you good performance in most games upto 1680x1050


For $120:
Radeon 5750 or GeForece GTS 250
Will give you good performance in most titles upto 1920x1200 .

Personally Speaking I would go with 5750, because:
Newer card, will be good for couple of years or so.
DirectX11
Shader Model 5
...

For $160:
Radeon 5770 HD
Will give you great performance in most games for upto 1920x1200



Choose accordingly
Want to ask a question?
You are more then welcome



GooD LucK



Thanks for the advice, my resolution is 1920x1200, i didnt mention it as i just wanted a like for like replacement that simply worked with windows 7. I will take your advice into consideration. Thanks again
January 25, 2010 5:39:16 PM

outlw6669 said:
Welcome to the forums!

You can still use the 9.11 Vista x64 Drivers to run your current card in Win 7.
I believe this will limit you from using the Aero interface but everything else should work just fine...

If you decide you would still like a new GPU, please post your budget, screen resolution and intended usage.


I tried those and even the old 9.3 Vista drivers, (i heard they worked) but i always have problems. The catalyst installer usually just stalls. I even tried installing them manually but my card is not listed in the .inf file.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 5:54:28 PM

That is unfortunate.

In that case, the above recommendations are pretty good.
I would however take the GTS 250 out of the running.
The 5750 has DX 11 support, draws quite a bit less power and has that nifty eyefinity feature.
Performance is fairly similar between the two with the 5750 being faster more often than not.
!