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Can someone recommend a good card for this older mobo?

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a c 376 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2011 9:29:56 AM

It has a PCI-E slot. This is the interface used by almost all new cards. If you want a recommendation beyond that we would need more information.
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October 13, 2011 2:46:52 PM

enthusedpanda said:
A friend's card crapped out recently and he has only enough money for a new card with this motherboard:

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


Before anyone can give proper recommendations, we'll need a lot more information.

Here goes:

1) What games do your friend play or plan to play???
2) Power Supply specs?
3) Monitor size?
4) any particular latte preferences? [uhhh....scratch that]

~Coffee

Edit: I forgot my coffee...
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October 13, 2011 5:07:13 PM

Power supply and cpu are definitly important.
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October 13, 2011 6:23:23 PM

Sorry about the lack of info. IIRC, it's about 550w on the PSU.

He typically enjoys League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, and Left 4 Dead 2. Nothing majorly intensive.

His CPU I actually don't recall off the top of my head, but it's about 2 years old at this point.

The above card is perfect for our price range but out of stock, obviously.
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October 13, 2011 7:14:25 PM

enthusedpanda said:
Sorry about the lack of info. IIRC, it's about 550w on the PSU.

He typically enjoys League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, and Left 4 Dead 2. Nothing majorly intensive.

His CPU I actually don't recall off the top of my head, but it's about 2 years old at this point.

The above card is perfect for our price range but out of stock, obviously.


that gpu is so popular on newegg, i'm sure they'l restock, and if not, try amazon, or even ebay.
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October 14, 2011 12:10:16 AM

xx_pemdas_xx said:
id recommend this...

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


great for the am2+ platform.
Will work with smaller power supplies.
Plays almost all games out, (SC2, and BLOPS on max and 1280x1024)
Easily overclocks to 4870 specs with no volt mod (same chip)

The HD4670 does not use the same chip as the HD4870. The HD4870 has 2.5x as many shaders, twice the bus width and DDR5 vs DDR3. No overclock can make the HD4670 remotely comparable to the HD4870. The card you linked is also the same price as the HD5670 which is significantly faster. It's probably what the OP should be looking at, unless he can afford an HD6670 for $10 more which would be worth it.
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October 14, 2011 2:47:54 PM

jyjjy said:
The HD4670 does not use the same chip as the HD4870. The HD4870 has 2.5x as many shaders, twice the bus width and DDR5 vs DDR3. No overclock can make the HD4670 remotely comparable to the HD4870. The card you linked is also the same price as the HD5670 which is significantly faster. It's probably what the OP should be looking at, unless he can afford an HD6670 for $10 more which would be worth it.


^+1 Rep. And assuming it's even possible to overclock a 4670 to a point comparable to the 4870 - you'll need plenty of liquid nitrogen - not practical whatsoever.
Although, assuming your friend has a decent 550W PSU [PCI-E power connector?], you could also look at 6770s.

~Coffee
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October 15, 2011 3:24:30 PM

coffeecoffee said:
^+1 Rep. And assuming it's even possible to overclock a 4670 to a point comparable to the 4870 - you'll need plenty of liquid nitrogen - not practical whatsoever.
Although, assuming your friend has a decent 550W PSU [PCI-E power connector?], you could also look at 6770s.

~Coffee





No liquid nitrogren needed... I was talking about clock speed. I would have recomended the 5670 if i new his PSU was a 550w

The 5670 is a great deal, so is the 6670.

Its the best card range to get to play those games on a 550w ( its possible to run 2x 4670 in crossfire on a 550w)

2x 4670 overclocked to 900mhz blows away a single 4870.


I think the 4670 is a better deal because they overclock like crazy, my 4670 was able to max out the CCC overclocking tool, and i still think i can get more out of it. the 5670 is not that great for overclocking, because its not the same chip as another better graphics card.
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