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Looking for a new GPU $50-$75

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May 23, 2011 1:12:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE
USD $50-70)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming Crysis, COD MW2 watching movies

CURRENT GPU now onboard was 8500 gt
POWER SUPPLY: Thermaltake Litepower 700WTT Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium E6500
Codename Wolfdale
Specification Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x0)
Core Stepping R0
Stock frequency 2933 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x


Chipset
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Northbridge Intel G41 rev. A3
Southbridge Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev. A1
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Channels Single
Memory Frequency 533.9 MHz (1:2)
CAS# latency (CL) 7.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 8
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 8
Cycle Time (tRAS) 20
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 86
Command Rate (CR) 2T
MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FED14000
MCHBAR I/O Size 4096

Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 4096 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMV4GX3M1A1333C9


Mainboard Model G41M-P28 (MS-7592)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.gocomp.com.au
PARTS PREFERENCES: ATi & Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2011 4:11:48 PM

yeah spend a few bucks more and get that GTS 250, it will be tyour best bet imo
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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2011 5:54:44 PM

yeah if all your budget can permit is 75 bucks then Id def head to ebay and grab a 4870, imo it is not worth getting a low end dx11 card for that price you will not be happy with the performance.. other good choices would include a 4850 or gts 250 but both of those cards would be slower then the 4870 if you can find one for cheap. Also if you can find a gtx 260, they are generally on par with the 4870s especially the core 216 models, and often can be found on ebay for around 70 bucks so that would also be a valid choice, take a look at this chart to compare the performance level of old gpus and get a second hand gpu off ebay or craigslist and get gaming.

here is the toms graphic hierarchy chart:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-...

have fun and good luck, I hope that this puts things into perspective for you

also consider the fact that if you oc your cpu you will gain some added performance. :) 
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May 25, 2011 1:33:06 AM

i am look at
Radeon HD 5570 1GB GDRR3
Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDRR3

will it bottlenecking
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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2011 9:26:37 AM

No it won't.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
May 25, 2011 10:49:39 AM

get the 5670 minimum. I agree a cheap gts250 could be found and would be a much faster option.
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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2011 5:50:48 PM

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

This is out of your budget I'm aware but it's a way better card than the ones mentioned, and if you can live with a mail in rebates, it would be 74.99 according to newegg. I just picked up this card over the weekend from Microcenter, and for the price you pay, it's a great card.

At 1680x1050, I can max out Far Cry 2 on Ultra High Settings with 8x AA. Performance wise, it should be between a 5750 and a 5770. Keep in mind, I'm using an old Athlon dual core with 4 gb of ram with this card and I'm getting these results.
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June 1, 2011 4:41:52 AM

Best answer selected by tgord19.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
June 1, 2011 7:26:07 PM

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