Dell demension E520 video card

best video card possible i can get to work in my dell demension E520. power supply only 305 watts. just getting the card so i can play diablo 3 and starcraft 2. I do not want to buy a whole new computer unless neccesary. I heard a 6670 HD would be a good choice, but will it run the games I want fine?
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  1. the 6670 is a very good choice and will run both games fairly smoothly. you can also get a 7750, which should let you max both games (maybe with a little set-back on starcraft)
  2. here's a chart of performance benchmarks for D3
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performance-benchmark,3195-5.html

    fyi, the 7750 is around 30-40% faster than a 6670 :)
    PS, get the 800mhz version to be on the safe side for power consumption
  3. ok, i am thinking about getting the 7750 now but will it fit my computer? because i thought my computer was 2.0X16 not 3
  4. also it's a windows vista, would this card work?http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-radeon-hd-6670-1gb-gddr5-pci-e-video-card-eah6670-dis-1gd5/10206080.aspx?path=990944ca0f0a46c92f538d9ae573cfd5en02 it says it only runs in windows 7 and xp, but all the others 6670s run in vista
  5. select23 said:
    ok, i am thinking about getting the 7750 now but will it fit my computer? because i thought my computer was 2.0X16 not 3


    all PCIe cards and slots are backwards compatible. the main difference between the different versions is bandwidth. however, a 7750 will not even max out the pcie 2.0 bandwidth so it's not an issue :)
  6. select23 said:
    also it's a windows vista, would this card work?http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-radeon-hd-6670-1gb-gddr5-pci-e-video-card-eah6670-dis-1gd5/10206080.aspx?path=990944ca0f0a46c92f538d9ae573cfd5en02 it says it only runs in windows 7 and xp, but all the others 6670s run in vista


    I'm fairly sure it will. this is a software issue, and AMD's updated drivers say it supports vista. there's no hardware barrier between operating systems
  7. http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/sapphire-sapphire-radeon-1gb-gddr5-pci-e-video-card-hd7750-hd7750-1g/10201457.aspx?path=a5657e49ea7b6098834a72e3cd0018f2en02
    Thanks for all the help, so do you think i should get this verision of the 7750? Is it worth the extra money to get the 7750 over the 6670?
  8. here's a set of benchmarks comparing the 7750 and the 6670. I say it's worth it but you can decide for yourself :)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/359617-33-dell-demension-e520-video-card#t2702692

    as for the 7750 you chose, I think it's perfect. it's the right clock speed, and I'm a huge fan of sapphire myself. excellent build quality
  9. Thanks a lot i'm gonna go with the 7750
  10. you're very welcome. and as always, happy gaming!
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