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Gaming upgrade for radeon x1900xtx budget $50ish

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January 17, 2011 8:25:45 PM

I forgot to ask this in my other topic. was wondering if I wanted to upgrade my x1900xtx for something better in the HD series what my best bet would be for around $50.

current system 550w power supply, asus p5wd2 premium motherboard, Intel pentium D 3.2, 2gb ram

I don't really want to put much money into my current system since I plan on building a new one later this year just want something to kind of tide me over till then.

Any help would be appreciated thank you
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January 17, 2011 8:38:31 PM

Performance wise there is no upgrade for $50. There is in technology but it is not powerful to use the features like DX11 in gaming.
This HD5750 is the lowest I would recommend as an upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 17, 2011 8:45:33 PM

rolli59 said:
Performance wise there is no upgrade for $50. There is in technology but it is not powerful to use the features like DX11 in gaming.
This HD5750 is the lowest I would recommend as an upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah thats what I recommended to him in the other thread when his budget was 100 dollars.
January 18, 2011 5:45:46 AM

Thank you both I will most likely go with the $100 one I was just hoping there might be a cheaper option instead hence asking about something around $50.
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January 18, 2011 1:40:12 PM

Your 550w psu can power any card up to as much as a 6950.
Why not spend what you would have on a graphics card now?
Just keep it for your new build later.
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January 18, 2011 3:44:42 PM

Any thing less than a 3870/9800gt is going to be a down grade and even then a 5670 isn't going to cut it due to fill rates. You need at least a 5750 to be a meaningful upgrade. I have a x1900xt which is the same card as you have now with the only difference being like 25-50mhz on the core. So just keep your card and save.
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