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Is Graphic Card too weak?

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December 6, 2012 8:28:18 PM

I have a 6670 video card. Not a gamer except for some of the silly FB stuff. For work, I was fortunate enough to get 2 27" displays, driven at 2560 x 1440. The card seems to drive them OK, but when any flash or video runs, the interface can get slow.

Question: Do I need more graphics power? Is the 1GB on this card not enough? Rest of system is:

ASrock Z77 Mobo
3770K CPU, stock speed
16GB RAM
OpenSUSE 12.2

My guess is I do, but do not want to spend more than $200.00 on another card.

Looking at Radeon 7770 or GTX 650Ti.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 12:00:19 AM

650ti is slightly stronger
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December 7, 2012 12:17:45 AM

200$ is your budget and for 210$ you can get the 7850 which is really good.
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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 12:21:33 AM

What for you will use your graphics card? Gaming or just to run 2 monitors?
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December 7, 2012 1:07:55 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
What for you will use your graphics card? Gaming or just to run 2 monitors?


2 27" monitors for now @ 2560 x 1440

Thx
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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 4:23:17 AM

In that case get the GTX 650 Ti. It will easily run your Monitors and you'll be able to play a little games.
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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 4:36:01 AM

i dont think the problem is your graphics card at all. a single 6670 is more than capable to run 2 monitors at 1440p easily for work purpose.
hell even intels integreted graphics can run 2 monitors easily .
so i think the problem is something else .
not sure what but try to find out !!
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December 7, 2012 12:11:43 PM

mohit9206 said:
i dont think the problem is your graphics card at all. a single 6670 is more than capable to run 2 monitors at 1440p easily for work purpose.
hell even intels integreted graphics can run 2 monitors easily .
so i think the problem is something else .
not sure what but try to find out !!


Thanks..that's what I thought as well, then it occurred to me this morning, that I'm also running the Linux equivalent of Aero. That will consume cycles big time. Going to run a test with the eye-candy turned off, and see what happens.

Thanks again
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December 7, 2012 8:29:02 PM

Well shutting off the eye-candy made a huge difference...question is now, do i want to spend the $$ to get it back.

Thx to all who responded
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December 7, 2012 8:29:39 PM

Best answer selected by mhibist.
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