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Hello,
I have a inspiron 580s it has intel hd graphics which i know swtor wont run at all with it so im wondering is there a good graphics card i can buy that will be better than the one i have cause atm im only gettin about 8 fps on avg.
the power supply is 250watts and i can be hardly upgrade able to 300watt
any good card on avg of 60 to 70 dollars would be nice
thanks
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  1. 6670
  2. It needs twice my Psu. I only have a 250 watt :(
  3. no no no, 6670 draws very very low wattage.
  4. http://www.geeks3d.com/20110516/tested-asus-radeon-hd-6670-review/6/ And that is pushing the gpu above its limits, don't expect any acutal gaming to use this amount of wattage.
  5. I am not sure you can fit a standard card in the 580s you may need a new case and power supply as well.
  6. yea i need a low profile and 250watt the minimum req for swtor are

    Processor:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
    Operating System:
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
    RAM:

    Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
    Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
    Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

    Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

    ATI X1800 or better
    nVidia 7800 or better
    Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
  7. i have been looking on the forums and the hd 5570 or 4650 will work on a 220watt and i have a 250watt just want to make sure i dont make a huge mistake or what anyother low profile i could get

    here are my specs

    intel i3 core cpu 540@3.07GHz
    RAM 4gb
    intel HD graphics
    win7 64bit
  8. If you are worried about the power draw on the 6670 then look at the 6570 with gddr5 - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6570-radeon-hd-6670-turks,2925-15.html

    It's like the same.
  9. Hi. What kind of resolution are you using? 1920x1080? 1680x1050?
    according to this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/star-wars-gaming-tests-review,3087-4.html article from tom's hardware 5570 should do the job at 1680x1050 even at 1920x1080.



    Now if you want to play with better eyecandy you need a 5770 or 550ti which means an other psu.

    Generally by means of power consumption and performance (and price :P), 5570 is a great choice.

    54$ and after rebates 44$ 5570 on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131342
  10. 1600x900 and low profile
    i cant seem to find 5570 low profile
  11. If by low profile you mean 1 slot i think 5570 that i recommanded http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131342

    is low profile :P

    ehm update: my mistake. I cant find a lp that is cheap.
  12. my tower its slim

    btw is it possible to transfer my slim case to a normal tower case? by that i mean motherboard will fit and so on so i can just put a normal PSU
  13. ok i just found out that ebay sells a replacment PSU for the 580s inspiron

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/260701795133?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2102wt_1164

    and this card (or any other good card for 300watt and on that price range)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380377197392?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_3198wt_1397

    now i need to know if this will be good for swtor on 1600x900 on mid or low settings


    @edit and if it will be better than the Intel HD graphics
  14. amuffin said:
    6670

    Why is everyone on about 6670 when 6750 is a better card with more performance and still draws very very very low power.
  15. bestout said:
    Hello,
    I have a inspiron 580s it has intel hd graphics which i know swtor wont run at all with it so im wondering is there a good graphics card i can buy that will be better than the one i have cause atm im only gettin about 8 fps on avg.
    the power supply is 250watts and i can be hardly upgrade able to 300watt
    thanks

    This is your best bet Radeon HD 6750 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161395
  16. needs 450watt and need low profile
  17. i can change the PSU to 300 watt so any card around 60~ USD would be nice

    LOW PROFILE
  18. Hi, you should check out this card, it also comes with the low profile bracket...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121441

    I would be careful with the 430 they drew a lot of power and created quite the heat...
  19. needs a 400watt
  20. this is driving me crazy
  21. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/324648-33-asus-radeon-6570-profile-computer-220w

    Similar situation.

    Appears this card would do well for your situation:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161374

    Don't be fooled by minimum power requirements that are stated. Try and find the actual wattage that will be pulled and then look at how much wattage you are currently using.
  22. and how i can find this out
  23. Bestout

    The HD6570 draws 128 Watts MAX during full load 3dmark 11 testing, so as long as your CPU is not a 100 W you should be fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121441
  24. it will really really help me out alot if i can find this information
  25. are you sure about this ???
  26. funguseater said:
    Bestout

    The HD6570 draws 128 Watts MAX during full load 3dmark 11 testing, so as long as your CPU is not a 100 W you should be fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121441

    FAIL 6850 draws a max 127watts and is like 4x the power or more LOL.
  27. can anyone give me a good card please? either a 250watt or a 300watt :/
  28. bestout said:
    can anyone give me a good card please? either a 250watt or a 300watt :/

    Radeon HD 6850 is only 127Watts max so thats your best card.
  29. Please do not try and use a HD6850 with a 250W PSU

    You wanted around $70 card for your system.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121441 will work with 250W


    ASUS EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 6570 1GB $60 at New Egg.Com sorry my links are not working...
  30. 200 dollar card o.O
  31. i do not need to run the game on extreme or high res all i want its mid res and good fps that is all
  32. bestout said:
    200 dollar card o.O

    You said 250watts dedicated for GPU or in all for the whole system and a 6850 is $140 bucks right now
  33. if i have to buy a power supply i can only go to like 60 dollars if i dont maybe 100 dollars
  34. Gordon Freeman said:
    You said 250watts dedicated for GPU or in all for the whole system and a 6850 is $140 bucks right now

    i dont really know if is dedicated or for whole system.
    Inspiron 580s
  35. Since you aren't willing to go with anything that doesn't say 300w or less then here is a 5550: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129187

    Here is the specific manufacturer's page that says "300w": http://www.visiontek.com/5000-series/hd-5550.html

    It is on the hierarchy chart here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

    Good luck, and have fun!
  36. Oh, and I might add that I'm not going to do your shopping but the linked card uses gddr2 vram and is significantly slower than the 5550 cards that use gddr5. So shop for a card with the gddr5 and you should be good!
  37. Get this card, I have it in my media pc and love it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121441

    Even under full load a full SYSTEM with that GPU installed only uses 187W

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/C/J/257059/original/Power.png - the "Radeon 5570 DDR3 1GB" line and note that it's for the full system...
  38. bestout said:
    so far its the 5570 ddr3 good for 250watt right...


    if 187W is less than 250W...
  39. Also note that the 187W was with a Core i7 and an X58 mobo - which draw much more power than your setup. So you should be more in the 150-170 range..
  40. so its good for my system right? i just dont wat to have any problems at all
  41. please confirm this so i can go ahead and buy it
  42. Best answer
    bestout said:
    please confirm this so i can go ahead and buy it


    I'm not entirely sure with what you want - we gave you our recommendations and showed you that the total consumption of the system should be in the 150-170W range. Is 150-170W less than 250W?

    No one here can guarantee that you will have zero issues - any time you open the case something could happen. Any time you deal with hardware, something could happen. The card could be DOA. You could have a faulty PSU that's only putting out half of what's on the label. Your PCI-e slot could be broken/your mobo could be faulty (since you've never used it before). You could forget to ground yourself and short the board when you touch it. There was even a guy on here once who, instead of unplugging the PC tried to unscrew the power socket from the back of the PSU and fried portions of his system (which actually was the best outcome there - he could have been electrocuted). None of us can assure you that these things absolutely won't happen. The best we can do is say that "based on my knowledge and experience, in your situation, this is what we would do".

    And that's what we're saying. Sorry about the rant. Buy it or don't - you have the info.
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