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January 5, 2011 7:02:55 AM

i am in the process of upgrading the 'family' PC and am looking for advice on the best video card for my system.

Don't need too much power for 3d gaming, but i want the card to be fast for 2d, and not the slowest element in my system.
I also want to be able to work on it occasionally, so need dual DVI output

I have gone along the AMD route, so expect ATI card to be more suited than NVidia ?

Specs

PhenomII x4 black 955
4GB RAM
Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Socket AM3
Windows 7 Pro x64



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January 5, 2011 9:16:20 AM

Depends on your budget and theres no problem using Nvidia
January 5, 2011 11:20:36 AM

If you don't need that much gaming horsepower, then I would suggest either an ATI Radeon HD 5670 or a 5750 if you want it to be a bit faster. They aren't exactly high-end gaming cards but since you don't need to play games they should be more than enough for your needs.
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January 5, 2011 11:24:58 AM

In the UK, the 5750 and 5770 are both around the same price.

I presume the 5770 is the better card ?

For this price point, will nVidia give me the same performance.
January 5, 2011 12:00:06 PM

5770 is a good card above that the GTX 460 (get the 1 gb version) or 6850 are alot better and performance is similar
January 5, 2011 12:27:52 PM

the 460 and 6850 are 30-50% more expensive than a 5770.

in the UK, a 5770 will set me back the equivalent of $150, which is about as much as i want to spend

thanks for your help
January 6, 2011 8:07:56 AM

5770 will be your best buy then. itz a very good card for reasonable price. it will handle games well.
January 6, 2011 11:50:06 AM

OK; 5770 on order, thanks to everyone for their help
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