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ASUS GT520 OR GIGABYTE GT520

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January 4, 2012 9:49:30 PM

Hi, I wanted to know which graphics card is better than these 2:
ASUS GT520 1GB DDR3 PCX HDMI
GIGABYTE GT520 1GB DDR3 PCX HDMI, DVI, D-SUB
What you suggest I use and why?
thank you very much
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January 4, 2012 10:14:43 PM

They are both GT520's so if the core clock speed is the same on both cards then perfomance will be the same. If I had to pick one I guess I would go with the Asus , I think they build a better card.
January 4, 2012 10:38:55 PM

Thanks, but clock speed Asus is 1200 MHz and Gigabyte is 1333 MHz.
And Asus is passive ventilation and Gigabyte is active ventilation.
Those are the only differences because the price is very similar.
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January 4, 2012 10:39:55 PM

inzone said:
They are both GT520's so if the core clock speed is the same on both cards then perfomance will be the same. If I had to pick one I guess I would go with the Asus , I think they build a better card.




Thanks, but clock speed Asus is 1200 MHz and Gigabyte is 1333 MHz.
And Asus is passive ventilation and Gigabyte is active ventilation.
Those are the only differences because the price is very similar.
January 4, 2012 11:29:57 PM


With the higher memory clock on the Gigabyte, that would naturally be a tiny bit faster.

What is the intended usage of these cards?

I ask because they are not very good at gaming, and if that was your intention, you might want to look at what else you could get (post your system specs if so).

If it is for general desktop usage then either would be fine, and if this is for use mainly as a HTPC card, then look to a Nvidia based GT 430 if you are going to use MPC or similar and want to mess with settings to get everything just right or get an AMD Radeon 6570 if you are not inclined to mess with settings.
January 5, 2012 12:28:36 AM

lothdk said:
With the higher memory clock on the Gigabyte, that would naturally be a tiny bit faster.

What is the intended usage of these cards?

I ask because they are not very good at gaming, and if that was your intention, you might want to look at what else you could get (post your system specs if so).

If it is for general desktop usage then either would be fine, and if this is for use mainly as a HTPC card, then look to a Nvidia based GT 430 if you are going to use MPC or similar and want to mess with settings to get everything just right or get an AMD Radeon 6570 if you are not inclined to mess with settings.



Normal use is general, but also occasionally for games, but I did´t want to spend much money and I had read that these cards were not working wrong with video games.
What would you recommend to me?
Thanks

My computer is:
Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium E5400, 2700 MHz (13.5 x 200)
Asus motherboard name P5G41C-M LX (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
Intel motherboard chipset G41 Eaglelake
System Memory 4064 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz )
DIMM3: Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz )
BIOS Type AMI (10/14/10)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Monitor:
LG E2250V

Power supply:
generic 500w
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January 5, 2012 12:53:00 AM

ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$99.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your budget is umnder $100 then after rebate this card would work with the power supply that you have and you can do some gaming with it as well.
January 5, 2012 1:05:23 AM

inzone said:
ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$99.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your budget is umnder $100 then after rebate this card would work with the power supply that you have and you can do some gaming with it as well.



Sorry but I´m from Spain.
And most people recommended me NVIDIA cards, thanks.
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January 5, 2012 1:28:38 AM

ZOTAC ZT-40508-10L GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just used the Newegg site to show you the card , there are two things that you need to do so we can help you better and the first is let us know what your budget amount is and second is where do you get your components online in Spain.
January 5, 2012 4:02:54 AM

inzone said:
ZOTAC ZT-40508-10L GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just used the Newegg site to show you the card , there are two things that you need to do so we can help you better and the first is let us know what your budget amount is and second is where do you get your components online in Spain.



I'd like to spend about 100 €, and the stores would these include:
http://www.pcbox.com/tarjetas-graficas_0402.aspx?orden=...

http://www.appinformatica.com/tarjetas-graficas.htm

http://www.pixmania.com/es/es/772/xx/xx/103/9/criteresn...

But preferably in PCBOX, because yesterday I bought this card and I could return:
http://www.pcbox.com/comprar-tarjeta-grafica-1gb-asus-g...

Thanks
January 5, 2012 7:20:35 PM


With your budget of ~€100 and the setup you have, an AMD Radeon 6770 would be a nice match.

If it has to be Nvidia a GTS 450 like inzone said seems to be about the €100 mark too, but that card offers less performance compared to the 6770 for the same amount of money.
January 5, 2012 7:46:41 PM

lothdk said:
With your budget of ~€100 and the setup you have, an AMD Radeon 6770 would be a nice match.

If it has to be Nvidia a GTS 450 like inzone said seems to be about the €100 mark too, but that card offers less performance compared to the 6770 for the same amount of money.



Thanks, which one of these cards would you recommend to me:
http://www.pcbox.com/tarjetas-graficas_0402.aspx?buscar...
January 5, 2012 8:31:31 PM


If you are able to stretch your budget and it is between those cards which offer very similar performance, my personal choice would be the ASUS GTX 550 Ti.
January 5, 2012 8:39:52 PM

lothdk said:
If you are able to stretch your budget and it is between those cards which offer very similar performance, my personal choice would be the ASUS GTX 550 Ti.



http://www.appinformatica.com/tarjetas-graficas-asus-gf...
I found this good deal, is it a good choice?
Won´t I need a higher power, or my computer will run slow?
Will I be able to install card in my motherboard without problem?
Thanks for all
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January 5, 2012 11:43:59 PM

That would be a good choice for you. You will need a 400w psu for the card to work in your computer.
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January 5, 2012 11:48:33 PM

Since you have a 500w power supply you should have no trouble running that card and your system will not be affected. As long as you have a X16 pci-e slot the card will fit on your motherboard.
January 5, 2012 11:49:13 PM

inzone said:
That would be a good choice for you. You will need a 400w psu for the card to work in your computer.



Thanks, mine is 500w, but it is normal, generic and cheap, will it be enough?
January 5, 2012 11:49:48 PM

inzone said:
Since you have a 500w power supply you should have no troublr running that card and your system will not be affected.



Ok thank you very much
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January 5, 2012 11:50:41 PM

Don't forget to select the best answer.
January 5, 2012 11:55:21 PM

inzone said:
Don't forget to select the best answer.



Sorry, How I can I do that?
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January 5, 2012 11:58:18 PM

For the person who starts the post that option is on the first page , if you look for it you will see it. On each post answer to your original question there is an option for you to select that post as the best answer so you will have to go through the posts and see who helped you the most with thier answer.
January 6, 2012 12:36:52 AM

inzone said:
For the person who starts the post that option is on the first page , if you look for it you will see it. On each post answer to your original question there is an option for you to select that post as the best answer so you will have to go through the posts and see who helped you the most with thier answer.



I've already voted on the responses, what was that you said?
I don´t know do anything more, sorry if that was not, please tell me how to do, my english is so bad, thanks
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January 6, 2012 12:46:18 AM

mrcooperson said:
I've already voted on the responses, what was that you said?
I don´t know do anything more, sorry if that was not, please tell me how to do, my english is so bad, thanks

You can't choose a BA because this is a discussion thread not a question thread, inzone isn't smart enough to have noticed the quotation marks next to the the topic title.
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January 6, 2012 1:05:47 AM

I don't appreciate being treated in that maner mousemonkey , a moderator should have a little bit better manners then to insult someone like that in open forum . you could have at least had the decency to send a private message if you didn't approve of my post. No I didn't notice the quotation marks next to the topic title so is that really an indication of my intelligence?
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January 6, 2012 1:10:17 AM

inzone said:
I don't appreciate being treated in that maner mousemonkey , a moderator should have a little bit better manners then to insult someone like that in open forum . you could have at least had the decency to send a private message if you didn't approve of my post. No I didn't notice the quotation marks next to the topic title so is that really an indication of my intelligence?

Considering how long the the badge thing has been going for then yes, I think it is an indication if you haven't noticed it by now. And if you have a problem with it being mentioned then perhaps you shouldn't have pressed the OP to choose a BA.
January 7, 2012 6:59:15 PM

inzone said:
Since you have a 500w power supply you should have no trouble running that card and your system will not be affected. As long as you have a X16 pci-e slot the card will fit on your motherboard.



Sorry, do you think you could use this card with my power supply, or need another more powerful?
http://www.amazon.es/Sapphire-Radeon-HD-6850-PCI/dp/B00...
I read that this card is much better than the gtx550 and there is little price difference.
Thanks for everything.
January 7, 2012 7:04:29 PM

Please help me. Do you think I could use this card with my power supply, or need another more powerful, and with my motherboard?
My computer is:
Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium E5400, 2700 MHz (13.5 x 200)
Asus motherboard name P5G41C-M LX (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
Intel motherboard chipset G41 Eaglelake
System Memory 4064 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz )
DIMM3: Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz )
BIOS Type AMI (10/14/10)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Monitor:
LG E2250V

Power supply:
generic 500w, PC CASE 200XA 500 ATX2.03(P4)

Thanks
January 7, 2012 7:07:14 PM

Sorry I mean this card:
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
January 7, 2012 7:14:38 PM

my power supply is 4 pins and the card needs 6 pins, can I use any adapter?
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January 7, 2012 7:24:53 PM

You can use molex to 6-pin adapter. It should have come with the card. In case it didn't, it's very cheap. That's how it looks like:
http://www.chiangraifocus.com/forums/index.php?action=d...;topic=161614.0;attach=530630;image

BTW, 4 pin connector is for CPU, not GPU :p 
January 7, 2012 7:32:21 PM

Quote:
You can use molex to 6-pin adapter. It should have come with the card. In case it didn't, it's very cheap. That's how it looks like:
http://www.chiangraifocus.com/forums/index.php?action=d...;topic=161614.0;attach=530630;image

BTW, 4 pin connector is for CPU, not GPU :p 



Thank you, then do you think I can use that card to my computer without problem?
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January 7, 2012 9:19:52 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The 6850 is one level above the 550Ti and would be a good choice. I have listed the hierachy chart that lets you know what level cards are and what ones are better and how they fall in comparison. You always have to pay attention to the power supply you have to determine what card you can get.
January 8, 2012 6:16:57 PM

inzone said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The 6850 is one level above the 550Ti and would be a good choice. I have listed the hierachy chart that lets you know what level cards are and what ones are better and how they fall in comparison. You always have to pay attention to the power supply you have to determine what card you can get.


In the characteristics of the card says I need 500W of power and a 6 pin connector, but my power supply is normal, generic, maybe not enough, plus I need a 6 pin connector does not have, what do you think?
January 8, 2012 6:17:14 PM

In the characteristics of the card says I need 500W of power and a 6 pin connector, but my power supply is normal, generic, maybe not enough, plus I need a 6 pin connector does not have, what do you think?
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January 8, 2012 6:54:04 PM

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