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May 13, 2010 5:50:33 AM

Well, I'm looking to get a backup card, that's cheap and reliable. under $75CAD, I have a 5850 and a 1920x1080 monitor; so I would like something that would run this resolution to hold me over until I get a replacement of my 5850, if, god forbid it goes down.

It doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles, just something that I can use to browse the interwebs and watch movies and such with my computer. If I had an IGp, I wouldn't need one, but I had purchased a MB without one, so I'm SOL for the IGP :ange: 

Any and all halp/ suggestions are appreciated!



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a c 130 U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 6:43:22 AM

Im sorry but i have no idea of $CAD pricing.
However here is a review of a HD 5570 which should include all the cards you should consider as standby cards. I would recomend a 5670 as a card just to get by on while you replace your main card if it went wrong, but as i said i dont know where that is in your price range, thats why i used the 5570 review, to give a bigger price bracket for you to compare performance within.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_5570/

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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 10:44:41 AM

For temporary right? browsing and movies?
just grab HD4670, you will be fine with that card...
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May 14, 2010 4:00:10 AM

Yes, just a back up card for me to be able to still use my computer, I don't need something fancy, just something I can add to the cart and have it there when I need it. I found a 9500 GT, which I like and know how it performs, because I have it in my other/ old machine, which I gave to some relatives, but I didn't try it at this resolution. It's always been with my 1280x1024 monitor :??: 
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 4:06:28 AM

Might as well stick with ATI so you don't have to swap out drivers. The HD4350 is cheap and fine for regular usage or for a card that is somewhat capable at gaming an HD4650 is slightly better than the 9500GT.
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May 14, 2010 4:07:08 AM

4650? Around $60 or $70 on newegg.ca
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May 14, 2010 3:39:26 PM

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