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April 14, 2011 8:41:35 PM


..just got my new computer...20" Acer LCD, AMD Athelon X4 II 3.0 Ghz, 1 Tb Western Digital HDD,4 Gb DDR3 RAM,Keyboard Mouse by Microsoft..took the Nvidea 210 1Gb DDR3 Graphics Card.but going to get an ATI tomorrow...any suggestions for the card??please let me know..ive been reading all the frums now.seems GTA is the benchmark..so anything than can run GTA IV smoothly...Im in india and for reference..my Nvidea 210 costed me Rs 2500..so im willing to shell out another 3000 bucks

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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 8:43:35 PM

what is your psu make and model, if its the one that came with your prebuilt box then its likely not going to run anything more than a 5670 which is okay, if you are replacing your psu I'd get a 6950 or gtx 570
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April 14, 2011 9:21:39 PM

Thank you so much for the reply...My PSU is just a basic 550 watt Intex unit...and i prefer to go with an ATI rather than an Nvidea.my last computer,had a GT6200 512 MB Nvidea AGP card..and you can imagine what era i am currently lost in.POP warrior within.lol....i still love the game..and would i get a DDR5 card by any chance? pardon my hardware knowledge...i haven't kept myself updated....
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 11:43:02 PM

yeah the ram on your gpu is completely independent of system ram. If you don't want to upgrade your psu get a 5670 or else you can gamble with a higher card but I don't it will run it bc it is not a reputable named psu, such as antec corsair or seasonic... what is your monitors resolution? budget? and are you willing to upgrade your psu? if so what is the total budget for that or just a budget for a gpu if you are not upgrading your psu...
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 11:46:50 PM

if not upgrading power supply unit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you could try a 5750/70 (that would be the next step up) but there is no guarantees that it will work with your current psu, the 5670 will work without a doubt bc it requires very little power. Can you tell me any specs off the side of your psu? overall I would still recommend the upgrade to a quality 500-600w unit like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

pretty good deal right now after rebate and it will power almost all single gpu cards on the market, a power supply is just not something that it is smart to go cheap on... if you value your components...
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2011 11:47:17 PM

also what resolution are you gaming at? and what is your budget for either gpu or gpu/psu altogether?
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 11:09:50 AM

3000 INR is about 70$, he won't find anything above the 5670, it'll perform well on low resolutions, but probably run on mediums with OP's monitor
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April 24, 2011 10:30:13 PM

Thanks guys..I purchased the 1Gb 5670 DDR5.

http://tinyurl.com/6ernoft

didn't upgrade my PSU.the recommended resolution for my monitor is 1600x1200..but im running it 2 steps low coz i think everthing seems a little too small.whad'ya guys think about it.please drop a comment.thanks so much for the response guys...haven't been able to find a good 64 bit version of win7 ultimate all this time.just got the new PC running.cant wait to check the cards performance out.hoping for the best.how better/bad will my card be compared to its DDR3 counterpart?
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