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Looking for a new GFX Card / Upgrade.

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June 11, 2011 10:03:39 PM

Hey there, i'm looking to upgrade my current Graphics card, currently i'm running with a EVGA GTS 250 512MB (Superclocked? Apparently). This is probably the blight of these forums, but the main game i'm playing is ofcourse...WoW.

The recommended settings in-game are set at mostly "Good", but I run them on around High/Ultra with 8x Multisampling and 16x AF. I'm getting about 60fps everywhere, bar populated areas or where there's alot of spell textures (That's with Shadows set at Low).

I was recommended a Sapphire HD 5770 1GB card or a XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB (Don't know if they're the same thing, any advice on this would be helpful also in deciding the best).

My current system specs are:
CPU- AMD X4 955
Motherboard- Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe 790FX
Ram- 4GB
Windows 7 64bit.

Would either of the above cards be worth it? Or would anyone be able to recommend something better? The max i'm willing to spend is 'around' £100. A few pounds more is fine. :) 

Cheers in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2011 10:41:44 PM

If you are just playing wow the 250 gt should be good enough. Just wait till the next big game comes out as the cards will be cheaper and better. If you insist on upgrading than a 5770 should be good ,but what resolution are you playing at? Also the 5770 requires an extra power connector does your power supply and have one? Also how good is your powersupply?
June 11, 2011 10:52:32 PM

mute20 said:
If you are just playing wow the 250 gt should be good enough. Just wait till the next big game comes out as the cards will be cheaper and better. If you insist on upgrading than a 5770 should be good ,but what resolution are you playing at? Also the 5770 requires an extra power connector does your power supply and have one? Also how good is your powersupply?


My PSU is a 750 WATT OEM ATX, if that makes any sense. I'm not sure if it has an extra power connector. All I know is that with my current card, I have one cable attached to it, and that cable has two heads/plugs. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2011 10:57:28 PM

syketh said:
My PSU is a 750 WATT OEM ATX, if that makes any sense. I'm not sure if it has an extra power connector. All I know is that with my current card, I have one cable attached to it, and that cable has two heads/plugs. :) 


Sounds good if you really want the extra performance buy the 5770 ,by all means.
June 11, 2011 11:06:49 PM

mute20 said:
Sounds good if you really want the extra performance buy the 5770 ,by all means.


Thanks for the replies, pal! What one would you recommend? Or are they both the same? The place I buy from is all out of the Sapphire cards. So I reckon i'll just go with the other.
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