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GTS 450 vs GTX 550 ti vs Radeon 7750? Which one for above $100?

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June 7, 2012 12:43:48 PM

This are the only cards I will choose, so please no other recommendations.

I'll use it for:

Moderate gaming: As long as it's frame rate is smooth I am okay with it.

Monitor: HP w17e 17"

My Windows 7 32-bit is running on 1440x990, and I don't have any graphics card.

I do not know what resolution I should be playing with my monitor.

No overclocking.

Specs:
i3-2100 3.1ghz
Kingston Value 8gb 4x2 RAM
1TB WD Blue
Antec VP-450
Asrock H61M-DGS PCiE 3.0 x16

My personal choice is Radeon 7750, and since it could one of my first video card, I am still doubtful if I should choose Ati over Nvidia or vice-versa.
I really like this card because of it's price-performance beating the GTS 450 and lower TDP.

But Nvidia seems to have more support and reliability and people say ATI and their drivers are buggy.

Please help me here. :) 

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June 7, 2012 1:09:51 PM

The 7750 is more than enough for your 1440x900 monitor. The resolution you set on your windows is already the resolution playing at your monitor. It is fine because that is the native resolution of your HP w17e.

Just take note that there are 2 types of 7750:
1. 7750 @ 800Mhz
2. 7750 @ 900Mhz with 1x6PIN PCIe.
They are supposed to be priced the same so if your power supply have 6PIN PCie connector, go for the 900MHz version. Otherwise, get the 800Mhz.
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June 7, 2012 1:19:17 PM

I tried a GTX550ti, ran 42000 on 3d mark 03, I have a radeon 4890 that ran 63000, but would not run DX11 so I got me an
XFX 7750 900mhz, score went up to 56000 on 3D mark 03. I am happy with the 7750.
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June 7, 2012 1:23:46 PM

I would also recommend the HD 7750, but when randomkid says "more than enough" for 1440x900, that means 30fps at high settings. It's a good card, but don't expect to be playing Max Payne 3, Crysis, or Battlefield 3 on Ultra settings. Medium-High settings with some antialiasing is the sweet spot (smooth gameplay) for the HD 7750.

Also, everyone says AMD/ATI's drivers are buggy, but I have never had any trouble.
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June 7, 2012 1:29:49 PM

I have the 550ti and I3 2120 and i play diablo and starcraft at high+ settings

now if u are rocking linux... i would recommend nvidia...
if not, amd makes great cards too
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June 8, 2012 11:32:45 AM

randomkid said:
The 7750 is more than enough for your 1440x900 monitor. The resolution you set on your windows is already the resolution playing at your monitor. It is fine because that is the native resolution of your HP w17e.

Just take note that there are 2 types of 7750:
1. 7750 @ 800Mhz
2. 7750 @ 900Mhz with 1x6PIN PCIe.
They are supposed to be priced the same so if your power supply have 6PIN PCie connector, go for the 900MHz version. Otherwise, get the 800Mhz.


Does the 1x6PIN PCIe version draw more power than the regular one?
Also is PowerColor a good brand?
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June 8, 2012 1:19:25 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
Does the 1x6PIN PCIe version draw more power than the regular one?
Also is PowerColor a good brand?


Just 13W actually.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5881/amd-announces-a-new-...

& yes, PowerColor is fine. I have 2 of them myself & no problem at all for 2 years.

Edit: Should only be 8W difference.
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June 13, 2012 1:11:06 PM

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