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GPU to Replace faulty ATI 5850

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May 10, 2012 7:12:41 PM

My ATI 5850 has gone faulty i'm looking for a cheap replacement. As of now I only use my system for designing, video editing and watching HD content. Since my Card is out of warranty, I don't want to spend that much on a card [max probably around £100]


MOBO - Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
CPU - Intel i3
RAM - Corsair XMS3 2x4GBS
CPU - Corsair TX 650 - PSU
DISPLAY - ASUS IPS Panel (1920x1080) + (1440x900) LCD
OS - Windows 7 64BIT

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a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 8:41:08 PM

No gaming?

HIS 5750 is a good buy in the states. You could get by with less, but it's in the same price bracket of 6670s, 6570s, and 5670s that it's faster than.

If you're looking for general advice, pick up a card with GDDR5 memory if you can, just in case you decide to do light gaming. GDDR5 is about twice the speed of GDDR3. 1GB total VRAM is plenty.
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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 5:07:52 AM

refillable said:
No Gaming right? These would be probably cool:

Note that these card are not going to be any faster compared to your old card, but since you want to pay only £100, these card will be best.

It doesn't look like UK prices are too much more expensive, maybe 10-15%

For truly no gaming, you can get something really cheap: Sapphire HD 6450
For some gaming, you'll want something more powerful: PowerColor HD 6770

Both the 550TI and 6790 will be a little faster than 6770, but certainly not worth a 25% price increase.
May 11, 2012 5:31:38 AM

How does the geforce gtx 560 compare to these cards?
a c 185 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 6:15:32 AM

The 560 is faster from these 2 cards and will have around the same performance compared to your old 5850 card. 6450 will lag on designing 3D, and edit HD videos. 560 would be a nice futureproof card. Another option is the 6870.