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Advise on graphics card upgrade
Apr 18, 2010, 11:03 AM
It's time to upgrade my old graphics card but I can't decide what new one to buy.
My current system:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 (2,8Ghz)
4GB Corsair Twinx Memory
MSI N9600GT 512MB
Games I play the most at the moment are:
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Mass Effect 2
I have been looking at replacing it with the following cards:
Ati Radeon 5770
Ati Radeon 5830
I just wonder if putting something like the 5830 or GTX275 has any use or will the games be bottlenecked by the CPU.
Apr 18, 2010
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Apr 18, 2010, 11:11 AM
What resolution do you play at ?
Between them,HD 5830 performs the best
Apr 18, 2010, 11:16 AM
I'm playing games at 1680x1050 on a 22" widescreen lcd monitor (Acer P221W)
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Apr 18, 2010, 11:41 AM
An HD5770 will work fine at 1680x1050. I wouldn't trust an HD5850 to an E6300 unless you can OC it a bit.
Apr 18, 2010, 11:45 AM
+1 for HD5770.
Apr 18, 2010, 12:05 PM
For that resolution,a HD 5770 suffices and can play games well
Apr 18, 2010, 1:06 PM
1 more vote for HD5770
Apr 18, 2010, 1:11 PM
I take it it would have to be the 1gb edition
Apr 18, 2010, 1:32 PM
Yes that would be recommended for your resolution, it will help with AA and AF.
Apr 18, 2010, 2:42 PM
1GB vs 512MB won't make a noticeable difference but if the price difference isn't much go for 1GB
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