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April 15, 2012 6:19:38 PM

I want to upgrade my graphics. I have a AMD Phenom II x4 945 Processor 3.00 GHz, 8 GB ram. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Would this graphics card work for me? I am not sure which graphics card to buy. I would appreciate any suggestions anyone has. Thank you. Rose

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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:20:22 PM

Budget?
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April 15, 2012 6:23:40 PM

Well I can't spend alot ot money maybe between 0 and $200.00 US dollars.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:27:19 PM

Considering you're using a mid-range consumer CPU, I'd say that you're not doing the kind of things that a FirePro card excels at. What are you using this PC for?
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:28:31 PM

Yeah, uh, Firepro is a workstation card I believe, you're using this for daily use/gaming?
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April 15, 2012 6:30:08 PM

yea Gaming sorry i forgot that part.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:31:03 PM

I would grab that 560ti, best card for 200$. (if you get the rebate)
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:32:49 PM

I really wouldn't be pushing a GTX 480 in the day of the Radeon HD 7000 series and the GTX 600 series of power efficient, well performing cards.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:36:57 PM

The Radeon HD 7850 performs similarly (slightly worse, can be easily mitigated with overclocking) at the same price point with much lower heat output and power usage.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:39:47 PM

The 480 is suuuuper hot and draws a ton of power.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:41:40 PM

gary1 said:
The 480 is suuuuper hot and draws a ton of power.


Yeah, we're talking almost double the peak power at load of the 7850.

470 vs 7850 (doesn't have 480 for some reason)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/519?vs=549
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:45:29 PM

I don't disagree that the performance per dollar is good. It's a great deal in that regard. It's the performance per watt which is quite bad compared to current generation cards, which justifies its price.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:52:03 PM

I agree, the 480 is a great card. However.. Playing Crysis 2 at Extreme Settings and DX11 and High Res Textures maxed out my card in the low 50's.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:52:46 PM

gary1 said:
I agree, the 480 is a great card. However.. Playing Crysis 2 at Extreme Settings and DX11 and High Res Textures maxed out my card in the low 50's.


+1

Quite odd too that we have almost the exact same system :o 
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April 15, 2012 6:53:59 PM

I believe my power supply is 350.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:54:10 PM

Pump up that OC on the 2500K aicom. :) 

Edit: Rosebud, a 350W PSU is not going to run anything, you need to upgrade to at least 500 for a 560.
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a b U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 6:56:09 PM

rosebud1 said:
I believe my power supply is 350.


Well he's going to need a new PSU to comfortably run any GPU around $200, 28nm or not, especially since it's probably an OEM PSU.
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April 15, 2012 6:58:35 PM

yea i figured I would have to get a bigger power box just wasnt sure how big of one i needed.
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April 15, 2012 7:35:38 PM

Yea my video card right now is ATI Radeon 4650. I will probably go with the Radeon 6870 to go with the new power supply i just bought.
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