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Which would you buy?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 28, 2010 10:35:24 PM

VTX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Asus GeForce GTS 250 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

I have PCI-E x16 and a 1680x1050 display
All above I have sourced as roughly the same price


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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 10:37:50 PM

Whats the rest of your system?
The GTS 250 is definitely overpriced.

Get the HD4890 is you have a beefy PSU, doesn't care about heat has don't need DX11.

If not, HD5770, though Im not too sure about VTX.

July 28, 2010 10:39:34 PM

2 dual core 3Ghz
2gig ram
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July 28, 2010 10:45:41 PM

My PSU is rated at 550, is that enough?
a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 10:51:49 PM

What brand/model is it? It should run the HD5770 fine, but the 4890 could have a problem its its not a quality one.
July 28, 2010 10:54:58 PM

Ill have to open up and have a look, but the sytem is a dell precision 470 which I know meens nothing so ill have a look inside.
a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 11:05:43 PM

Make sure it fits though, those dell have a tendency to be BTX which sucks for dual-slot cards.
July 28, 2010 11:11:00 PM

Oh my god im out of touch do you mean sli? by saying dual slot as I only have one PCI-E slot?
a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2010 11:16:30 PM

lol, no..

I'm saying all three cards you listed take up 2 slots , but some Dell systems Ive seen with BTX boards have trouble fitting even single-slot cards
July 28, 2010 11:22:37 PM

well im not sure but i have 4 slots to the left of the pci-e and only one is taken with my wireless card, does that help?
July 28, 2010 11:25:33 PM

well i'm off for my bed as im best man on fri and need my sleep