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April 15, 2011 6:56:30 PM

I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card with a budget of $90. And i want to play games like crysis 2,GTA-IV,COD-Black ops etc. mainly in medium settings and in 1366*768. Can u suggest me any graphics card in this range reminding my need? It will be very helpful to me.

My Specs are

Win 7 64 bit
C2Q 8400 2.7(4 CPU s) (4mb Cash)
Geforce 9400 GT DDR 2 1 gb
4gb RAM DDR 2
750 gb HDD
April 15, 2011 7:18:06 PM

deepsaha001 said:
I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card with a budget of $90. And i want to play crysis 2 in medium settings in 1366*768. Can u suggest me any graphics card in this range reminding my need? It will be very helpful to me.

My Specs are

Win 7 64 bit
C2Q 8400 2.7(4 CPU s) (4mb Cash)
Geforce 9400 GT DDR 2 1 gb
4gb RAM DDR 2
750 gb HDD



With your setup, a $90 card would be around the perfect price anyway, so your budget really isn't a hinder here. I would recommend the Radeon HD 5670. I'm assuming your power supply is relatively small considering your build and this card doesn't even require a 6pin to power it. These generally sit around $90, but you could always get a rebate deal or find one on sale at NewEgg.

My other recommendation, though $10 over your budget, would be the GeForce GTS 250. A bit stronger for $10, but most likely unnecessary with your resolution.

Hope this helps!
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April 15, 2011 7:37:20 PM

What type of power supply do you have?(make,model)

I would say get the 5770 but it's $30 over your budget.But i guarntee you it's worth it.You could max out Crysis 2 at your resoultion with the 5770.
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April 15, 2011 7:54:22 PM

purple stank said:
What type of power supply do you have?(make,model)

I would say get the 5770 but it's $30 over your budget.But i guarntee you it's worth it.You could max out Crysis 2 at your resoultion with the 5770.


I was thinking about that as well. If your power supply is good enough and you're willing to spend 30 extra dollars then the HD 5770 is well worth it.
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April 15, 2011 8:29:37 PM

Id say 5770
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April 16, 2011 5:45:58 AM

I don't know very much about my PSU. But after opening my computer case there is a name "XLAB ATX 450W" Is it perfect for radeon HD 5670,5750 or 5770?
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April 16, 2011 7:07:46 AM

A 450w should technically handle any of those cards but I've never heard of that brand so it may not really be a 450w. On the chart on the PSU how many amps or watts does it say it has on the +12v rail?
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April 16, 2011 8:58:43 AM

Gonna need to OC your CPU to get max settings in Crysis 2 and especially GTA 4, even with a 5770 at your posted resolution, but all you initially wanted was medium settings so you should have no worries.
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April 16, 2011 12:18:13 PM

jyjjy said:
A 450w should technically handle any of those cards but I've never heard of that brand so it may not really be a 450w. On the chart on the PSU how many amps or watts does it say it has on the +12v rail?


With that brand i would be more worried that its not even close to its rated power and ill bet its hardly close to clean and stable power. Even if it says the amps are within spec i wouldn't trust it personally.
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April 16, 2011 12:36:59 PM

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With your setup, a $90 card would be around the perfect price anyway, so your budget really isn't a hinder here. I would recommend the Radeon HD 5670. I'm assuming your power supply is relatively small considering your build and this card doesn't even require a 6pin to power it. These generally sit around $90, but you could always get a rebate deal or find one on sale at NewEgg.

My other recommendation, though $10 over your budget, would be the GeForce GTS 250. A bit stronger for $10, but most likely unnecessary with your resolution.

Hope this helps!


Even the 560Ti won't be bottlenecked by Q8400 and GTS 250 does not have DX11, so it's a waste if he wants to play DX11 games in the future.

OP: if your PSU can handle 5770 i'd recommend that, it'll max out many games on that resolution.
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April 16, 2011 3:57:18 PM

Whats the amperage on the 12/v rail for your PSU?(should be around 20)
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April 19, 2011 7:54:29 PM

Thank u all 4 ur recommendations. I have decided to buy HD 5670 because it fits my budget and needs and above all my PSU. But i have three questions in my mind.

1. Is Radeon HD 5670 is a great upgrade from geforce 9400 GT? (Pls answer in the from like two or three time better.)

2. Which manufacture should i choose, XFX or Saphhire ?

3. Can i use Gigabyte G41 Combo for this card?Because i have my old DDR-2 RAMs and it supports both DDR-2 and DDR-3?
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April 19, 2011 11:18:12 PM

1) The HD5670 is roughly 4 times faster than the 9400GT
2) I would choose which model mainly based on price.
3) Video card ram and system ram have nothing to do with each other. You should get an HD5670 with DDR5 ram, not DDR3.
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April 19, 2011 11:30:09 PM

5670 is a lot faster than the 9400gt.

Becase the card is on the lower end of the field it doesn't matter which version you choose just the one that you think is right for you.
Sometimes XFX has lifetime warranty with their products but i'm not sure about the 5670.Saphire usually comes with lots of extra goodies(cables,etc.)
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