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What would be a good upgrade for HD4350?

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April 9, 2011 2:23:13 PM

I play MMOs, like WoW, Rift, and Runes of Magic.. I just upgraded my motherboard to a AM3 and a Athlon II x3 450, I want to upgrade my video card now so i have a pretty decent rig.. I have ready many articles on here comparing other cards, but there are so many different companies that make each model of card i dont know which is different or what. so what would you recommend for a upgrade spending less than 200?

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April 9, 2011 3:15:20 PM

Well, the 4350 is definitely not a gaming card. It is made for hd video watching and web browsing. That's about it. Even getting something like a 5570 (about $50) has five times the number of processing cores. For about $185, you could get the Radeon 6870. If you want to spend a little less, the 6850 is about $150. At about $100, there's the older but still potent Radeon 5770.
Of course, that's the AMD route. Nvidia also makes graphics cards, with many similar offerings: For about $170, there's the GTX 460 1GB version (make sure it's not the SE version). At $120 or $130, the GTX 460 768mb version is also a great buy. After those, the GTS 450 is about $100.
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April 9, 2011 3:28:53 PM

yea i think i will stick with Crossfire models, my new motherboard supports it but thank you for your suggestion. :)  im gonna look for some good deals.
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April 9, 2011 3:31:57 PM

jryan388 said:
Well, the 4350 is definitely not a gaming card. It is made for hd video watching and web browsing. That's about it. Even getting something like a 5570 (about $50) has five times the number of processing cores. For about $185, you could get the Radeon 6870. If you want to spend a little less, the 6850 is about $150. At about $100, there's the older but still potent Radeon 5770.
Of course, that's the AMD route. Nvidia also makes graphics cards, with many similar offerings: For about $170, there's the GTX 460 1GB version (make sure it's not the SE version). At $120 or $130, the GTX 460 768mb version is also a great buy. After those, the GTS 450 is about $100.


Do you know what the difference in the makers of the card? like Ebay there are lots of 5770s but there are so many different companies and then different models like juniper and sapphire.. whats what?
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April 9, 2011 5:01:17 PM

jryan388 said:
Well, the 4350 is definitely not a gaming card. It is made for hd video watching and web browsing. That's about it. Even getting something like a 5570 (about $50) has five times the number of processing cores. For about $185, you could get the Radeon 6870. If you want to spend a little less, the 6850 is about $150. At about $100, there's the older but still potent Radeon 5770.
Of course, that's the AMD route. Nvidia also makes graphics cards, with many similar offerings: For about $170, there's the GTX 460 1GB version (make sure it's not the SE version). At $120 or $130, the GTX 460 768mb version is also a great buy. After those, the GTS 450 is about $100.



I cant find those prices anywhere or maybe im just blind rofl.
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April 9, 2011 5:36:28 PM

Jryan388 is probably sourcing his prices here:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/Computer.aspx?name=Computer...

If you live outside the USA/Canada you'll have to give us your location so we can provide useful, localised links.
Juniper is the codename of the actual graphics chip used in the HD5770.
Rather than the HD5770 I'd suggest the newer HD6790, it's a bit faster and more than enough for those games, even if you're you're gaming on a 1080 TV/monitor. Anything more powerful is just going to be badly held back by the CPU.
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April 9, 2011 5:38:06 PM

LoL, i have a 8400GS and it has 8 CUDA cores and DDR2 memory :D 
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April 9, 2011 5:39:50 PM

The top one is not much better than your current card;) .
Also take a look at Tigerdirect as well as Newegg (I assume you do live in the good ole USA).
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April 9, 2011 5:42:25 PM

coozie7 said:
Jryan388 is probably sourcing his prices here:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/Computer.aspx?name=Computer...

If you live outside the USA/Canada you'll have to give us your location so we can provide useful, localised links.
Juniper is the codename of the actual graphics chip used in the HD5770.
Rather than the HD5770 I'd suggest the newer HD6790, it's a bit faster and more than enough for those games, even if you're you're gaming on a 1080 TV/monitor. Anything more powerful is just going to be badly held back by the CPU.

i went to this website HWcompare.com and they said the 5770 is better than the 6790 by a small amount..
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April 9, 2011 5:42:51 PM

coozie7 said:
The top one is not much better than your current card;) .
Also take a look at Tigerdirect as well as Newegg (I assume you do live in the good ole USA).

yes usa
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April 9, 2011 5:50:23 PM

@Cored17: I'm in 'highprices'Rus' England...sob.
Have a read here:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-graphics-card...

The newer HD6790 and GTX550Ti were introduced after this article was written, in the hieriachy chart at the end they go a little above the HD5770.
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April 9, 2011 6:02:59 PM

coozie7 said:
@Cored17: I'm in 'highprices'Rus' England...sob.
Have a read here:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-graphics-card...

The newer HD6790 and GTX550Ti were introduced after this article was written, in the hieriachy chart at the end they go a little above the HD5770.


ok i understand.. but the 6790 is a little bit more expensive.. Do you think i will be dissappointed with HD5770 Hawk by MSI? I have seen a lot of great reviews about that model over the other 5770 models.. I mean im pleased enough with my card for now it does the job and I can play wow without any real problems on med settings. i just upgrade my motherboard and cpu to i have a Athlon II x3 450 now up from a Pentium Dual Core
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April 18, 2011 5:39:03 PM

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April 18, 2011 7:24:31 PM

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