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Dell demension E520 video card

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June 30, 2012 3:17:03 PM

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?
a c 91 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:07:58 PM

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)
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June 30, 2012 4:17:27 PM

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
a c 91 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:23:56 PM

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 :) 
a c 91 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:25:08 PM

select23 said:
also it's a windows vista, would this card work?http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-radeon... 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
a c 91 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 5:48:10 PM

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-demens...

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
June 30, 2012 5:50:28 PM

Thanks a lot i'm gonna go with the 7750
a c 91 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 5:51:21 PM

you're very welcome. and as always, happy gaming!
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