I hate how there's so many brands and so many series that I can't tell which is better than which. I've looked at this site's reco and saw the Radeon 5570, but on another side they said a 6670 was even better for the same price.
All I want is a card less than 100, heck even 80; to decently game with. I have a 1680x1050 but i'll obviously have to use lower settings for decent graphics.
I bought a stock XPS 8300, b/c i don't have the time to build one as a full-time worker. i5 core SB 2.8Ghz w/ 6GB ram. Currently using NVGEF 8400GS. i believe it's a 460W (max power on sticker) cpu. (I read some things about drawing power; what does it mean? I dont want a card that will eat up my energy bill either )
P.S. It has integrated Intel HD Graphics (2000?) which seems to have a Windows rating of 5.2 and my current 8400GS card has a lower 4.5 rating (?_?) Is my current card that bad?
Power color has been making ati cards for years and years.. I bought an ati x1650 like 6 years ago and it still works.
The 6670 is a good choice as it is under 75 watts. The other 2 are over 100 watts. Keep in mind the gpus have power saving tech built in. When they are not needed they run in a low power state that only draws a fraction of thier max possible draw. So you really do not need to worry about waisting electricity to much. Basicly they only use alot of electricy when you ask them to do a lot of work... like gaming.
Interestingly, I've read around. I'm down-pat on 6670 / 6770. They both look huge, will they fit? I'm looking at the internals and there seems to be a heatsink on the mobo right under the pcie slot. Also how do i check if my pcie is 2, 2.1 or 3? or possibly even 1. will it matter? Additionally, i've heard some cards need extra power by connecting pins, does that mean you'll need to attach something to the card?