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July 14, 2010 2:44:24 AM

hows this card compared to my 9800gt card at 512 mb
POWERCOLOR AX5550 512MK3-H Radeon HD 5550 512MB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814131355
its 65.00

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a c 195 U Graphics card
July 14, 2010 2:46:36 AM

Its worse, a 9800GT would fall about 4770 level which puts it a bit below the 5750, the 5550 is a lot weaker than that and isnt really meant for gaming.
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2010 5:50:43 AM

If you want to see improvements get a 4850 at least.
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July 15, 2010 1:07:12 AM

yheres a 5750 for like 5 bucks more, is that better?
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a c 195 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:09:59 AM

A 5750 would be slightly better than your 9800GT, not a significant upgrade, a 5770 would be the first significant upgrade.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:12:03 AM

travismontana said:
yheres a 5750 for like 5 bucks more, is that better?

No way is an HD5750 $70. You are probably looking at an HD5570, which is weaker than your 9800GT.
I agree with Hunter. I'd aim for an HD5770($150) or it probably isn't worth it.
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July 15, 2010 1:16:32 AM

POWERCOLOR AX5570 1GBD3-H Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 Video Card
Radeon HD 5570 1GB GDDR3 Chipset Manufacturer: ATI
Core Clock: 650MHz
Stream Processors: 400 Stream Processing Units
Effective Memory Clock: 1600MHz
Model #: AX5570 1GBD3-H
Item #: N82E16814131342
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$82.99 $62.99 with Rebate
$5.99 Shipping


or this one theres a 20 dollar diff.



POWERCOLOR AX5750 512MD5-H Radeon HD 5750 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814131331R
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July 15, 2010 1:18:41 AM

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card for 130.00
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a c 195 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:19:36 AM

Yeah you were looking at a 5570 which is a lot worse than the 9800GT, the more expensive one is the 5750 which is about equal to the 9800gt
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July 15, 2010 1:20:50 AM

yeah its like 40 more than i thought it was a 5570
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July 15, 2010 1:21:49 AM

was told by zotac that it may take another month till my 9800gt comes back but i need a card asap so im looking for an equal or better under 150
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a c 195 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:24:31 AM

A GTS 250 is a 9800GTX+ so it will be slightly better than even the 5750
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July 15, 2010 1:24:33 AM

so this card would be the same or better. mine was a ddr3 version 9800gt 512mb 256 bit and this is a POWERCOLOR AX5750 512MD5-H Radeon HD 5750 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card for 95.00 at newegg.com
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:25:07 AM

hunter315 said:
Yeah you were looking at a 5570 which is a lot worse than the 9800GT, the more expensive one is the 5750 which is about equal to the 9800gt

The HD5750 is not about equal to the 9800GT. It is 25-30% faster and more if the comparison is to one of the underclocked low power cards.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:28:59 AM

travismontana said:
was told by zotac that it may take another month till my 9800gt comes back but i need a card asap so im looking for an equal or better under 150

If you have $150 to spend then get this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is approximately 50% faster than your 9800GT, DX11 compatible(9800GT is DX10) and uses almost exactly the same amount of power.
Sell the 9800GT when you get it back.
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July 15, 2010 1:35:32 AM

so I guess the 250 is best to get
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 1:38:55 AM

hunter315 said:
A GTS 250 is a 9800GTX+ so it will be slightly better than even the 5750

No it's not. The HD5750 is slightly better than either of those as well as DX11 compatible and much more power efficient.
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July 15, 2010 4:55:12 AM

wont the 5750 bottle kneck in my system? and I only have a 500 watt antecbasiq power supply, i thing itll fall short on the 5750. so Im looking into the nvidia 250, need the same power as my 9800gt card and just about the same specs
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a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 5:57:49 AM

The 5750 would run fine on 500 W PSU.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 7:10:46 AM

Yes, the HD5750 is very low power and Antec is a good brand. It would be more than fine even on a 400w by them. That said the HD5770 I linked really isn't much more than an HD5750 and is a better card and a better deal. That is what I would recommend and it should also be fine on your power supply.
As for bottlenecking the word refers to when your processor is not fast enough to let the video card reach the frame rates it is capable of. You haven't told us your processor so we can't really say anything about that possibility. Also tell us how much ram you have and the native resolution of your monitor.
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July 15, 2010 6:22:15 PM

sorry bout that, I have a amd dual processor 4450e athlon 64 II, ddr2800 at 3 gig total, 1.5 tb of storage,500 watt antec basiq power supply. xfi xtreme fidelity sound card. and I used to have a zotac 9800gt amped ddr3 512mb 256 bit interface pci-e. windows vista home premium 32 bit
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 9:01:05 PM

You didn't say the native resolution of your monitor.
Your processor is kind of weak by today's standards. What motherboard do you have? You may be able to upgrade the processor fairly cheaply or at least overclock the one you have now for better performance.
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July 15, 2010 9:12:09 PM

Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 08/21/2008-MCP61P-6A61KE11C-00
Motherboard Name ECS Iris8

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 1000 MHz

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio CPU/5
Real Clock 201 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 402 MHz
Bandwidth 3215 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Elitegroup Computer Systems
Product Information http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductList.a...
BIOS Download http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/Category_Dow...
Driver Update http://driveragent.com?ref=59
BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=4...
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 9:38:59 PM

Your motherboard only supports Athlon x2s and low power ones at that(65w). It also cannot overclock. Basically what you have now is the best you are going to do unless you upgrade the motherboard as well.
You still haven't mentioned your native resolution. The resolution is important when picking out an appropriate video card.
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July 16, 2010 12:19:10 AM

1440 900 i have a 19inch dell lcd has the 3 ports vga dvi and hdmi
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 5:53:07 AM

A 5750 would be a fine choice for 125$, if you want DX 11.Otherwise get the 4850 for 100$.They perform quite similarly.But the 5750 is more future proof.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 8:04:33 AM

1440x900 is pretty low. An HD5750/HD4850/GTS 250 would be a good choice and allow you to max out most games.
If you plan to upgrade the monitor before you get a different card the HD5770 would still be a good choice if you can afford it or want the best performance on the most intensive games.
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July 16, 2010 11:14:24 AM

would my 500 watt antec basiq be powerful enough for the HD5750/HD4850/GTS 250
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July 16, 2010 11:32:03 AM

just got an email from zotac in 2-3 weeks i will be getting a new card, and to ask for 20 I found a ati 2400 pro for a video card to have just so that I can use certain programs, this 6150 se is so basic.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 6:57:42 PM

Your PSU should handle any of the cards we are discussing.
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July 23, 2010 2:07:00 AM

zotac is replacing my graphics card....and my backup x1900 from power color died as well from my old p4 3.0 ghz computer, so they sent me a free card a hd2400pro for free so thank you, even through this card is slow but better than my onboard 6150se nforce 430
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