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Is Graphic Card too weak?

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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  1. 650ti is slightly stronger
  2. 200$ is your budget and for 210$ you can get the 7850 which is really good.
  3. What for you will use your graphics card? Gaming or just to run 2 monitors?
  4. 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
  5. 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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    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 !!
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Best answer selected by mhibist.
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