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How do i chose the Best Graphics Card?

I need to get a new Graphics Card for my computer, but i'm all kinds of confused as to how to chose the best one.

I have a Dell Precision Workstation 450, and the DC Output is 360W. I run Ubuntu, and i want to do 3D rendering with Blender. Thanks for the Help!
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  1. what is your budget???
  2. Preferably under $50, but I can go higher.
  3. If it's under 50$ then i will suggest you hd 4650...it's the best for this range...

    but if you can spend some more go with the hd 5670...having dx 11 support ...best i can suggest...

    here are list of hd 5670 ...chose the best with lowest price..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=hd+5670&x=22&y=29
  4. That's the thing.. how do i chose the best? What am i looking for? what should i be aware of? I've never upgraded a computer before... so i'm kinda clueless.
  5. ok i will choose for you go with the hd 5670 only.....
  6. Why? what does the HD 5670 have? also does it have a wattage requirement? I have a fairly old computer here...

    thanks for the help btw..
  7. hd 5670 will be absolute perfect for you it has the latest dx 11 support and also is ati's one of the famous card for budget games and will work perfectly for your 3D rendering and other applications too..
    talking about power supply it will run fine on your 360watt psu
  8. From the manufacturer's product page: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/ati-radeon-hd-5670-overview/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5670-system-requirements.aspx

    In a nutshell, the 5670 is a "next generation" successor to the 4670, which was great for value and performance. The 5670 is also Direct X 11 ready and has GDDR5 memory.
  9. Ok, thanks Both of you! I will take a look at that.
  10. Hmmm... It would appear that on NewEgg, they are suggesting a minimum 400 Watt power supply for this item: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150467&cm_re=hd_5670-_-14-150-467-_-Product If i dont have that much voltage coming from my computer, what will happen? how will it affect the Video Card and the System it's self?
  11. Best answer
    Hey don't worry the hd 5670 will work fine on even 300 watt psu...and you have a little more
    here is a link for your reference
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285157-33-5670-300watt
  12. Best answer selected by Ray716.
  13. rocky41 said:
    Hey don't worry the hd 5670 will work fine on even 300 watt psu...and you have a little more
    here is a link for your reference
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285157-33-5670-300watt


    The Precision 450 has an AGP slot not PCI x16.
    That card on newegg is pci16
    the best card agp would be HD4650 AGP 1 gb. about 70 on newegg in US.
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