Hi i recently purchased the packard bell ipower x3.0. I'm loving this pc as it's super quick and far more powerful than anything i have used before. However i was wondering if the graphics card that is in the title (which comes with it) is good enough to play most games. I am going to be buying a new graphics card but not for a few months and i want to play games before i get the new graphics card
On the chart it shows the single 5570 in BCBF2 at 15.5 fps with high details. I don't know how much better you're going to get by going low-res and decreasing the details.
You definitely don't need to increase your RAM. 6GB is fine.
If I were you, I'd save any money you have for the RAM and put it toward getting a new video card sooner. I'd start with considering a 5770 as a minimum. After rebates, you can get these for around $100 these days. If you have $200 to spend, you'll really have a decent card for playing most games (though not at the highest settings).
Thanks a lot for all your help. You say that if i pay 200$ i should be able to play most games but not at highest settings. What would i have to pay for a card that would let me play at highest settings on most games?
I think he was exaggerating a little too much. A $165 5850 gets you playing all latest games max or near max at up to 1920x1080, at 1680x1050 my 5850 eats any game I throw at it with AA and everything, except metro 2033 that is barely playable at max, though it was $300 at the time I bought it.
It depends alot on what resolution you're at, if you have 2560x1600 or multiple monitors it's a totally different story.
If you can get a 5850 for $165, do it. It's a great card for the money.
Personally, I liked the 5850 so much, I got 3 of them - though I wish I paid $165 for each of them. I prefer the Gigabyte OC edition because of the cooling solution on them. They run 10C cooler than my HIS standard edition and are clocked a little faster, but like I said $165 is a great deal on that thing. Although, the Diamond is the one to which you're referring Wiinoppongamer?
When I got my second 5850, I chose the Diamond. I had to return the Diamond because it failed to function. I took it back and got the Gigabyte. I see there are quite a few rebate options out there now through newegg.
The cost of all the other 5850s are still around $200 and above with $20-$30 in rebates. The Diamond used to be one of the higher priced 5850s running $279 everywhere 3 months ago. I wonder why the Diamond dropped that much? Even at that, it's still a good price if you get one that works. For me, when I have choices and am forking over a nice chunk of change, I tend not to give a brand a second chance. That's just me.
Parry93 - If you have the coin for the 5850, choose the brand you trust and go with it. They all are pretty much built to the same spec, though like I said above, you can find some factory OC editions.