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April 1, 2010 1:10:13 AM

Hello there,

I recently purchased a Radeon 5750(1 Gig) a bit hastily(without doing enough research) to replace a dead 8800GT. I'm curious if this card is on par with my old 8800, or maybe even a bit more powerful?

My system is nothing special, it gets the job done rather nicely though, I don't play games at ridiculous resolutions, usually 1680 x 1050. I can generally play any game I try on high. I've looked at the Graphic's Card Guide on this site but I'm looking for personal experience or knowhow.

Just to give you and idea, I tend to play games like Left 4 Dead 2, Mass Effect, WOW, not the most demanding games I know...

Will this new card give me at least the same level of performance and buy me a little time until the next upgrade? The reviews seem to point to no....

My specs below:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66(E8200)
2 Gigs DDR2-0800
Native Resolution of 1680 x 1050
610 Watt Power supply

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a c 1408 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 1:18:05 AM

That card is on level with 9800GTX+ and GTS250 so it is a good increase from your 8800GT. A HD5770 would have been a better upgrade but since you bought the card only because your GT died you will be happy at your current resolution.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 1:56:48 AM

It's good, could have been better though. The HD5750 sells for $20 less than the HD5770, which is much better. I would return it, however if that's not an option, you should be more than happy to play those games.
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 2:34:04 AM

Your new HD 5750 is around the same as (although I'd say slightly worse than) a 9800GTX+/GTS 250, and all three cards are two tiers above the 8800GT 512MB G92, and five tiers above the 8800GT 256MB (G80 I'm supposing). So it is a pretty nice upgrade, and will last you for the time being, at that resolution. Your power supply is more than enough - IIRC, a fully loaded Core i7 system with a HD 5750 only takes around 250W.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 10:05:07 AM

Do not go by tiers on tomshardware...we know the 8800GT to be not to far from the 9800GT, which is not too far form the 9800GTX, which = the GTS250, which = the HD5750. Drivers would have also brought the HD5770 and HD5750 to compete with their HD4870 and HD4850 counterparts toe-to-toe.
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April 1, 2010 2:47:19 PM

Best answer selected by samoscratch.
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April 1, 2010 2:51:18 PM

Thanks very much to everyone for the input, I think I will return it after all. How sad to put a new card right back in the mail...
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 4:46:10 PM

Yes, but now you know, :) . As you yourself said, you did buy it hastily; let this prove to be a lesson for ya.

Now enjoy your new card (in 2-3 business days)!
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