What gpu would work best on my system?

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MB: Asus M2NPV-VM
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+
RAM: 4x Kingston KVR667D2N5/1
PSU: Top Power 500PM

I am looking to do some gaming with my hubby just looking for a good card that will last at lest a year or longer so it can go in to the new system next year
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  1. I feel something like a 7770 should hold you over till you move to a stronger system. What resolution do you play at miss?
  2. 1280x720 atm the led goes a lot higher in Res but I like 1280x720
  3. Oh okay fair enough yea I would think a 7770 would be a good place to be at. I game at 1920x1080 for some it may be more eye squinting but for me its just fine. For that resolution a 7770 should leave you in a happy place.
  4. May want to look into a standard GTX 650. 650 and up GPUs are good for more than just gaming like GPU accelerated processing plus the 650 is going to be compatible with Nvidias Project SHIELD if you're interested in that.
  5. I guess it all depends if she would be interested into project shield. I just think for her at that resolution she isn't looking for anything crazy.
  6. bigshootr8 said:
    I guess it all depends if she would be interested into project shield. I just think for her at that resolution she isn't looking for anything crazy.

    I agree. But keep in mind she said she might be putting it into a new machine as well so it might be in good interest for her to get something in the medium-high range like a GTX 650 Ti. Maybe even a 660 that way they can keep the card throughout the new systems entire life span or most of it anyway. To much speculation.
  7. The 7770 performs in line with the 650Ti as far as I know of. It looks like the 650Ti performs slightly higher in the benchmark listed below. But given what you can get a 7770 for and considering the age of her processor and other components it seems to be the better price to performance choice.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=680
  8. bigshootr8 said:
    The 7770 performs in line with the 650Ti as far as I know of. It looks like the 650Ti performs slightly higher in the benchmark listed below. But given what you can get a 7770 for and considering the age of her processor and other components it seems to be the better price to performance choice.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=680

    Keep in mind though that this card will eventually go into a new system meaning new CPU/RAM so in the long run she should look for something a bit more powerful. Now if she kept the card strictly in the system she has now then I would agree with you 100% on the 7700.
  9. Fair enough. And you may have a point with the 650Ti nvidia cards are a little less reliant on a powerful CPU.
  10. the gtx 650 and 7770 is the same price so it really just comes down to what you like better amd or nvidia
  11. Yeah my hubby likes Nvidia my self I just want it to work lol now only issue is will my older mobo be OK with 7770 or the 650ti I now its only first Gen pcie any one happen to know?
  12. littledebc said:
    Yeah my hubby likes Nvidia my self I just want it to work lol now only issue is will my older mobo be OK with 7770 or the 650ti I now its only first Gen pcie any one happen to know?

    I have my 650 Ti running in a PCI-E slot. It will work.
  13. Yea there is a pretty strong backward compatibility trend with PCI-E and SATA. The only thing that I would advise against is PCI-E 2.1 as it has issues with some standard 16x PCI-E 1.0 slots.
  14. OK if I get ether of the cards they will work that is good I am going to look tomorrow at Canada Computers and see what they have in stock for the hd7770 or the gtx650ti
  15. Right on! Keep us updated on how it goes.
  16. Ok I know this is not part of my questions but I seen this on Local kijiji looking to see what was on there for fun and had to wonder why this was so much is this card not older?

    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computer-accessories-SAPPIRE-HD-5970-VIDEO-CARD-W0QQAdIdZ457253740
  17. Because its a 2 gpu card if I'm not mistaken.
  18. Well I had to order my card online called the store tonight vs going tomorrow I did end up going with the Gigabyte HD7770 do to the size of my case my hubby told me today that he is building my new system in May for me do to my 30th b-day being then so I guess the card just going to stay in that system for 3erd system when company comes. Thank you all for the help with the GPUs :) cant wait to see what he build me.

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=046220
  19. A i5 3570k 8 gigabytes of ram A Geforce Titan card and a 27 inch ips monitor :P jp
  20. My HD7770 has come and it does not fix my case :( the fan touches the bottom of the case. but I got super lucky my hubby came home with to computers from his work that they where going to toss out so I used one of the cases and all is good now works vary well runs every thing nice
  21. Nioce! So in the end your graphics card fit within the other chassis then? And I'm glad your experience has been good thus far.
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