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July 3, 2010 4:42:08 PM




My current lousy Graphic Card



My current PSU is stated at 450W. I am looking at getting Andyson F500M PSU.



For graphic cards, I shortlisted to these 6, and can only decide when my questions are answered.

1) Sapphire HD5670, 512MB
2) Sapphire HD5750, 512MB
3) Sapphire HD5750, 1GB
4) Sapphire HD5750, 1GB Vapor X
5) Sapphire HD5770 1GB
6) Sapphire HD5770, 1GB Vapor X


What to look out for based on my MOBO ?

As for graphic cards, have some questions to ask...

1) What are the main difference between HD 5750 Vapor X & HD 5770 Vapor X ? I intend to run at high resolution once I get the new card...

2) To get those Vapor X cards or normal ones ? eg, 5750 Vapor X or 5750 ? Besides it runs cooler, what are the difference ?

3) For 5750, 512MB & 5750, 1GB, does 512MB and 1GB make a significant difference ?


Which one would u guys recommend me to choose ?

Many Thanks in advance for all that help. ;) 
a c 365 U Graphics card
July 3, 2010 7:16:02 PM

The picture of your system info is a bit squashed and not very easy to see. It looks like you have some dual core AMD CPU. Athlon X2 5000+???

I can't tell which PSU brand you currently have. And I don't recognize the Andyson brandname either.

Assuming your current PSU is of average quality, you should be able to run any of the cards you have listed. A non-overclocked HD 5770 consumes about 62w max when gaming. If I remember correctly, it peaks at 83w if you use the FurMark benchmark.

1. The HD 5770 Vapor X is based on the HD 5770 video card instead of the HD 5750.

2. Vapor X cards are generally cooler (a few degrees) and a little quieter (about 3 dBA). There are also overclocked versions; I think 'Toxic' is one of the OC'ed versions.

3. RAM size really depends on the resolution you play at. The general concensus is 1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080 benefits from 1GB, while 1680 x 1050 and below really only needs 512MB. Also the higher the resolution the faster the card should be.

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1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080 ==> You should buy the HD 5770 1GB.

1680 x 1050 ==> HD 5670 512MB or HD 5770 1GB for better longevity. I would say this resolution is a toss up between 512MB and 1GB, but I'm incline on choosing 512MB.

Below 1680 x 1050 ==> HD 5670 if you are on a budget, otherwise HD 5750.
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Based on your current resolution of 1280 x 960 the HD 5670 will be fine. However, if you plan on upgrading, then see above....




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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 3, 2010 7:29:12 PM

16a on the 12v for the 5750?? You find 16a on most 275w units.

that PSU is below average for quality

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a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2010 8:05:05 PM

Get a hd 5770 if it's in your budget and a brand PSU. Never heard of Andyson.
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July 4, 2010 2:36:19 PM

jaguarskx said:
The picture of your system info is a bit squashed and not very easy to see. It looks like you have some dual core AMD CPU. Athlon X2 5000+???

I can't tell which PSU brand you currently have. And I don't recognize the Andyson brandname either.

Assuming your current PSU is of average quality, you should be able to run any of the cards you have listed. A non-overclocked HD 5770 consumes about 62w max when gaming. If I remember correctly, it peaks at 83w if you use the FurMark benchmark.

1. The HD 5770 Vapor X is based on the HD 5770 video card instead of the HD 5750.

2. Vapor X cards are generally cooler (a few degrees) and a little quieter (about 3 dBA). There are also overclocked versions; I think 'Toxic' is one of the OC'ed versions.

3. RAM size really depends on the resolution you play at. The general concensus is 1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080 benefits from 1GB, while 1680 x 1050 and below really only needs 512MB. Also the higher the resolution the faster the card should be.

=====================================
1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080 ==> You should buy the HD 5770 1GB.

1680 x 1050 ==> HD 5670 512MB or HD 5770 1GB for better longevity. I would say this resolution is a toss up between 512MB and 1GB, but I'm incline on choosing 512MB.

Below 1680 x 1050 ==> HD 5670 if you are on a budget, otherwise HD 5750.
=====================================

Based on your current resolution of 1280 x 960 the HD 5670 will be fine. However, if you plan on upgrading, then see above....



Hi...as for the picture looked squashed... perhaps you can click on the pic and it will open a new tab which is hosted in imageshack =D

Yup I kinda understand the vapor cards runs cooler and quieter. Well my concern is, is this a real requirement ? Is it worth paying another S$20 for this function ?

Thanks for the explanation on the resolution and which Mem to choose.


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July 4, 2010 2:37:26 PM

ct1615 said:
16a on the 12v for the 5750?? You find 16a on most 275w units.

that PSU is below average for quality



Yes I know...this is one lousy PSU :( 
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July 4, 2010 2:40:42 PM

mosox said:
Get a hd 5770 if it's in your budget and a brand PSU. Never heard of Andyson.


Andyson F500M...

This unit is certified 80PLUS bronze.

It features over 400w on the 12v, which will easily power up a HD5850 and a quadcore processor.
Its quiet at anything under 350w/1500rpm.

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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 4, 2010 3:06:56 PM

mosox said:
Get a hd 5770 if it's in your budget and a brand PSU. Never heard of Andyson.


andyson actually make their own PSU (rare for most companies) as well as a few for companies like Ultra, Raidmax, Sigma, among others.
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July 4, 2010 3:23:55 PM

ct1615 said:
andyson actually make their own PSU (rare for most companies) as well as a few for companies like Ultra, Raidmax, Sigma, among others.


ct1615

can you help answer the question that I posted as a reply to jaguarskx

Its about the vapor cards. I know it runs cooler and quieter. Well my concern is, is this a real requirement ? Is it worth paying another S$20+ for this function ?
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a c 1411 U Graphics card
July 4, 2010 3:24:28 PM

If you want to spend the money on the better cooler get the Vapor X. The other card can be clocked to the same speed with the original cooler.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 4, 2010 3:41:16 PM

windzstriker said:
HD5770 vapor or non ?


if you plan to heavily OC the card then i would look into it. as is the 57XX cards run cool so there is no need to get the vapor card unless your heart is set on.
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July 4, 2010 3:50:37 PM

ct1615 said:
if you plan to heavily OC the card then i would look into it. as is the 57XX cards run cool so there is no need to get the vapor card unless your heart is set on.


Thanks for the reply rolli59 and ct1615

noted, I shall get the normal one
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