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Graphics Card for a 32" tv. Please help

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April 11, 2011 12:05:50 AM

Hi. I would like to know which grapchis card is better for a 32" tv. as my hawk 5770 its getting preaty old. Big fan of Battlefield series. My 5770 will not be able to handle upcoming title.
Price range: 300-400. Im between the gtx 570 and a radeon 6970.
I think that either card will handle Battlefield 3 at least in Med quality. I hope so.
Thanks in advance. You ppl have already helpped me a lot in previous decitions. Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 1:15:36 AM

First, I would like to clear something up. It's not the physical size (ie. 32", 46", etc.) that determines how much GPU power you need, it's the resolution (1920x1080, 1680x1050, 2560x1600, etc.). Your 32" is probably a 1080p model.

Have you overclocked your 5770? Overclocking does wonders for minimum FPS in my experience. Also, If you get a 570 or 6970, you'll probably be able to run most games at max settings at 1080p. Since you have the money anyway, go ahead and get a new card. Either will be good.
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April 11, 2011 1:35:27 AM

gracefully said:
First, I would like to clear something up. It's not the physical size (ie. 32", 46", etc.) that determines how much GPU power you need, it's the resolution (1920x1080, 1680x1050, 2560x1600, etc.). Your 32" is probably a 1080p model.

Have you overclocked your 5770? Overclocking does wonders for minimum FPS in my experience. Also, If you get a 570 or 6970, you'll probably be able to run most games at max settings at 1080p. Since you have the money anyway, go ahead and get a new card. Either will be good.


ohh ok. I dont know much about computer stuff. Just the basic. It's actually a 1080p and im playing games at 1920x1080 res. I didnt Oc the 5770 but from what i read it wont let me play games like battlefield 3, skyrim, etc. Maybe low settings.
I think i'll get the 6970 then as my experience with ATI is nice.

Thanks a lot for answering :)  , i really apreciate it.
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 2:20:28 AM

I'm also leaning towards suggesting the 6970, partly because I also have good ATI experiences.

I think you might want to wait until those games are released before deciding if you want a more powerful graphics card. You're not on a rush, are you? I also suggest trying to overclock that card. I got my 5750 from 700/1150 to 820/1350, which is a 17% increase. My games' FPS increased about 15%, which was a good result I think.
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April 11, 2011 3:50:11 AM

You are right. I should wait for those games to be released. The only problem is that im flying to the USA in 5 days. In my country things like graphics cards are 40-50% more expensive than in the us. If i wait i would be getting a better card but i'll have to get it at a very expensive price. If i want to buy a 6970 here, ill have to pay $650. The 6990 is a thousand dollars here. Do you think a 6970 wont handle games like the ones i mentioned? I know that requirments for those games are unknown but is the 6970 a powerfull graphics c?

Thanks for your time
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 5:43:55 AM

Yes, the 6970 is a powerful graphics card. It's AMDs top-of-the-line single GPU card. I think that the 6970 will run most, if not all games at max settings at 1080p. It'll probably last a couple of years until you need to upgrade it.

Given the circumstances, getting a 6970 now isn't a bad decision. I say go and buy it. Just make sure that the rest of your system, especially the power supply, can handle it. If you have a DECENT 600W power supply with an 8-pin PCIe connector you should be OK. If you don't have an 8-pin power connector, get the 6950 instead, which uses 2x6-pin connectors. You should have a good CPU too. If you want, put your system specs here so we can assess it.
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April 12, 2011 3:59:28 AM

Ok, my system specs are:
Core i5 750 2.67 Ghz
Hawk 5770 1gb
6 Gb ram 1333MHz DDR3
600w power supply (i dont realy know about the pin power connector, sorry) Either way i was thinking of changing it. I would really apreciate if you could reccommend a decent one.
I think its a mid-high pc. I can actually play games like bad company 2 on highest settings (30-45 fps), Crysis 2 medium. The thing is that im not the expert here so im open to any suggestions.
Thanks a lot for everything.
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