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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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  1. 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.
  2. If you want to see improvements get a 4850 at least.
  3. yheres a 5750 for like 5 bucks more, is that better?
  4. A 5750 would be slightly better than your 9800GT, not a significant upgrade, a 5770 would be the first significant upgrade.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card for 130.00
  8. 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
  9. yeah its like 40 more than i thought it was a 5570
  10. 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
  11. A GTS 250 is a 9800GTX+ so it will be slightly better than even the 5750
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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=N82E16814102873
    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.
  15. so I guess the 250 is best to get
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. The 5750 would run fine on 500 W PSU.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.aspx?CategoryID=1&MenuID=7&LanID=8
    BIOS Download http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/Category_Download.aspx?MenuID=6&LanID=8
    Driver Update http://driveragent.com?ref=59
    BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=40
  23. 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.
  24. 1440 900 i have a 19inch dell lcd has the 3 ports vga dvi and hdmi
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. would my 500 watt antec basiq be powerful enough for the HD5750/HD4850/GTS 250
  28. 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.
  29. Your PSU should handle any of the cards we are discussing.
  30. 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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