Graphic card 5750

Hi, i need a graphic card for my pc( Anthlon X2 5000+ )
I do have pci express slot.
Power supply is 250W, but i can upgrade it if necessary.
My question is "shall i go for a higher end graphic card with my processor being too old"??
what esle should i consider before buying it....
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  1. Also my screen resolution is 1280*1024, and i could spend ~150$.
  2. get and HD 5770 and with the rest of money buy a PSU
    hd 5770 worth 110$~ , PSU depends on the brand but is 40$~ for the 550W
    you cant get high end graphic card , CPU will bottleneck
    stick with the HD 5770 or even lower other wise upgrade your cpu as well
  3. Well, if you ask me, i would save that money to BUILD a whole new gaming rig instead of upgrading your current PC...
  4. your system is too weak to play modern games. better buy a new one.

    AMD Phenom 550 (3.1) black edition / Gigabyte GA MA 78 us2h / 2x1 GB DDR2 800 RAM / 500 GB Seagate HDDs / coolermaster 500W PSU / Zotac GTS 450 1 GB DDR5 / 20" LG Monitor
  5. i cannot buy a new pc.... what i need is not a high end graphic card and don't want to spend much money. I am considiring the 5670 and 5750....
  6. Well, both 5670 or 5750 will be held back by your cpu, if you really can't buy a new pc then at least OC your CPU, seriously, your cpu is the weakest thing inside your case...
  7. What is your present gpu? What mobo do you have?
  8. wa1 said:
    Well, both 5670 or 5750 will be held back by your cpu, if you really can't buy a new pc then at least OC your CPU, seriously, your cpu is the weakest thing inside your case...


    Well thats the last thing i want, my cpu holding the gpu, though i have heard most of the load is on the gpu.... o_0
  9. Guys am just an occasional gamer, just refer a card near 100$, is 5670 a good choice
  10. Options:
    1. Get HD5570 so you won't have to upgrade your PSU + OCing you CPU.
    2. Get HD5670 and a better/higher PSU + OCing your CPU.
    3. Save money to BUILD a whole new system, because any card higher than HD5570/HD5670 will be hold back by your CPU.
  11. wa1 said:
    Options:
    1. Get HD5570 so you won't have to upgrade your PSU + OCing you CPU.
    2. Get HD5670 and a better/higher PSU + OCing your CPU.
    3. Save money to BUILD a whole new system, because any card higher than HD5570/HD5670 will be hold back by your CPU.


    what do you mean "held back" , will it not perform at optimum....??
  12. Shall i wait for lower end 6000 series cards... when r they due to come out..
  13. Wait, I'm sorry with all my statement above, you CPU is still fast enough to run those cards without any problem...
    Okay, go for it, you can choose HD5570 with your current PSU or HD5670 with higher PSU, your choice... :)
  14. wa1 said:
    Wait, I'm sorry with all my statement above, you CPU is still fast enough to run those cards without any problem...
    Okay, go for it, you can choose HD5570 with your current PSU or HD5670 with higher PSU, your choice... :)

    Ok you had got me confused... so is the 5670 my best option... can i run it without upgrading my psu
  15. With your current PSU? A little chance...
    You won't going anywhere with 250W PSU only, the best bet you can use with that PSU is HD5570. So, do you want to take risk running HD5670 with 250W PSU? If yes, then go ahead, it might suffice, but i will not guarantee it...
  16. wa1 said:
    With your current PSU? A little chance...
    You won't going anywhere with 250W PSU only, the best bet you can use with that PSU is HD5570. So, do you want to take risk running HD5670 with 250W PSU? If yes, then go ahead, it might suffice, but i will not guarantee it...

    Shall i be waiting for 6000 series lower end cards
  17. Can't you afford a higher/better PSU for just $40-$50?
    Higher PSU is good for longer term, you can use it on your next PC...
    I'm not sure lower end 6xxx series are more efficient than HD5570, so I think you should get a brand new PSU no matter what.
    Your call, i just suggesting what I believe. :)
  18. Thanks... i will upgrade my psu then which gpu..??
  19. how is the 4850hd.
  20. HD4850?
    You MUST get a new PSU for that card, minimum 500W with one 6pin power connector...
  21. Ya OK i will get a new psu, No Problem, So in my budget which card do i go for..
  22. Help me guyzz....!!
  23. FOr $150 you can buy HD4850 or HD5770. But you MUST spend more money to buy a higher PSU...
    Or stay with HD5570 so you doesn't have to change your current PSU.
  24. Does any1 now when the 6000's lower end gpus will launch
  25. wa1 said:
    FOr $150 you can buy HD4850 or HD5770. But you MUST spend more money to buy a higher PSU...
    Or stay with HD5570 so you doesn't have to change your current PSU.


    5570 is too slow a card.....
  26. too slow?
    then go ahead with higher card, suit yourself with your current 250W PSU.
  27. Ok so am gonna have to upgrade my psu, and buying the 5670 does'nt make sense so am gonna wait for 6000's lower end cards i guess....!!!
  28. why not purchase a GTS 430. its a lower end nvidia card.
  29. A 250W PSU? You're pretty limited in what you can get. You'd be looking at a Radeon HD 4350 with that. Other cards may work but sooner or later, they'll kill that PSU.
  30. Radeon 4850 $110=$100 after MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161296&cm_re=4850-_-14-161-296-_-Product

    Thermaltake 500Watt PSU $55=$35 after MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153113

    Total spendings comes to $165=$135 after MIR PLUS shipping and handling(power supply has limited offer free shipping)

    The 4850 is more than enough for your needs but it will be bottlenecked by your CPU,if you just want to game and not worry about it then buy the GPU and PSU.Later on down the road build a whole new computer and keep the PSU(if you want,it is cheap)and crossfire with another 4850.

    Goodluck Hope this helped.

    What games are you looking to play?
  31. digvijaysingh said:
    why not purchase a GTS 430. its a lower end nvidia card.


    i would go for the 5570 instead of that, but i want a more performance..
  32. purple stank said:
    Radeon 4850 $110=$100 after MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161296&cm_re=4850-_-14-161-296-_-Product

    Thermaltake 500Watt PSU $55=$35 after MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153113

    Total spendings comes to $165=$135 after MIR PLUS shipping and handling(power supply has limited offer free shipping)

    The 4850 is more than enough for your needs but it will be bottlenecked by your CPU,if you just want to game and not worry about it then buy the GPU and PSU.Later on down the road build a whole new computer and keep the PSU(if you want,it is cheap)and crossfire with another 4850.

    Goodluck Hope this helped.

    What games are you looking to play?

    I am not a hardcore gamer but will like to play the latest games at 1280 by 1024, at playable rates. I don't plan to buy or upgrade pc in future. In fact this gpu may be final upgradation.. And plzz suggest a card that won't be bottlenecked by my cpu..
  33. What types of games are you looking to play?
    I'm sorry i didn't realize what resolution you were gaming at,a 5670 should work fine maybe even a 5570 if you want to save money.But if you are looking to play more serious games and have really nice looking graphics you will need a better card but all those cards will be hampered but your CPU,is you are a casual gamer woh barely plays just go with a 5670 at max,if you like to play more demanding games and are more serious about playing them please list what types of games.
  34. At your resoultion with a Radeon 5670 you can be playing games like, Call of Duty:Black Ops, on high settings with 50+FPS and samething for games like Starcraft 2.
  35. purple stank said:
    At your resoultion with a Radeon 5670 you can be playing games like, Call of Duty:Black Ops, on high settings with 50+FPS and samething for games like Starcraft 2.


    I am looking to all the latest games like black ops, metro and the games that come in near future at good graphics on my res.. and i am willing to spend money. So I am also looking foward to 5750 or 5770, or will the 5670 be good enough. Will it be bottlenecked by my cpu.?
  36. What type of graphics card do you have right now?
    Because your looking at either a very low end card for now because you can't run anything better because of your current system, but on the bright side 1280x1024 isn't diffcicult for even a low card to manage.
    You will need to ugprade your Power Supply,Prossesor,Mobo,basicly everything to play games like metro and upcoming games with a good graphics card.I think anything more than a 5670 will be bottlenecked by your CPU.

    If you can't wait to save up some more money go with the 5670 for now,but your current psu might become a problem.
  37. purple stank said:
    What type of graphics card do you have right now?
    Because your looking at either a very low end card for now because you can't run anything better because of your current system, but on the bright side 1280x1024 isn't diffcicult for even a low card to manage.
    You will need to ugprade your Power Supply,Prossesor,Mobo,basicly everything to play games like metro and upcoming games with a good graphics card.I think anything more than a 5670 will be bottlenecked by your CPU.

    If you can't wait to save up some more money go with the 5670 for now,but your current psu might become a problem.


    Thank you for ur posts, Right now i can't upgrade so much, only power supply + graphic card. I am looking to buy 5770, now if it gets bottlenecked by the cpu, then i think 5670 is the right option..... I am also thinking of waiting for the lower end 6000's, i heard they r coming out this month.
  38. If you want 5770 performance after your PSU upgrade consider a GTS 450. If you find it cheaper or the same as a 5770 it's worth getting.

    You keep repeating about the lower end 6xxx series cards. Just remember that a low end card from the current generation is generally beaten by a medium solution from the previous generation. For example, a 4770 eats a 5450 for breakfast. Just something to consider...
  39. You should really go for the 5670 or the 5750 their about the same performance wise,with your monitor resolution it should be no problem running games at max settings.Anything higher than those cards will get bottlenecked by cpu because it is so outdated.

    If you can get about $50 more to about $200 total i'm sure you can upgrade everything(PSU,CPU,GPU).

    What type of mobo do you have?(make/model)

    It would also be wiser to stay away from the new 6xxx series cards,you can find a better deal on an older card thats faster and not spend as much money on a new product.
  40. Ok, so here is my pc config.

    Anthlon X2 64bit 5000+ 2.60 ghz
    Mobo- m2n68-am
    2gb ddr2
    250w psu

    Ive heard my mobo gives some problems with the nvidia cards, so is the 450 gts worth considering.
  41. The psu i will upgrade if necessary
  42. How much can you spend?
  43. Rosewill 500 Watt PSU $45

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182044

    Saphire Radeon 5670 $90=$75 after MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102869&cm_re=5670-_-14-102-869-_-Product

    PowerColor 4830 $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131381&cm_re=4830-_-14-131-381-_-Product

    Phenom ii x2 $65

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103817&cm_re=phenom-_-19-103-817-_-Product

    You could upgrade everything you need for $170,i think that is most practical,because if you get a graphics card you will still be limited by your CPU power,wit the new upgrades it will give you more speed and better graphics.
  44. purple stank said:
    Rosewill 500 Watt PSU $45

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182044

    Saphire Radeon 5670 $90=$75 after MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102869&cm_re=5670-_-14-102-869-_-Product

    PowerColor 4830 $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131381&cm_re=4830-_-14-131-381-_-Product

    Phenom ii x2 $65

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103817&cm_re=phenom-_-19-103-817-_-Product

    You could upgrade everything you need for $170,i think that is most practical,because if you get a graphics card you will still be limited by your CPU power,wit the new upgrades it will give you more speed and better graphics.

    I am going to buy the 5670 hd(512 mb), it ill cost me abt a 105$ in India. Also i am not upgrading my Psu(250w). Shall i go for it..
  45. It isn't reccmended,but if thats what you wanna do...
  46. purple stank said:
    It isn't reccmended,but if thats what you wanna do...

    you mean the psu?
  47. Yah, i wouldn't reccomend running a 5670 on a 250Watt PSU but that is totally up to you.The numbers are right and the 5670 doesn't use a whole lot of power but that PSU isn't very reliable.
  48. OKay, i bought 5670 512mb n it is really underperforming. i cannot even play crysis on 1024 res with only high settings
  49. An Athalon x2 5000+ and a Radeon 5670 is not way to play Crysis even at 1024 res.I mean i would think it would do somewhat well.I'm pretty sure it's your prossesor that is the weakest link here.Keep the card but you need a new CPU
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