Hello, I want to buy a new graphic card but i don't know which one is

Which graphic card is better?

  • EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1024 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-N988-

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EVGA GeForce GT 520 2048 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA

    Votes: 4 100.0%

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mrgrimreaper410

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My screen resolution is 1440 x 900
My PC specs are as follows:
CPU : AMD Athon II X2 245 (2.91 GHz)
RAM : 4.00 GB ddr2
Motherboard : Gigabyte M68M-S2P
 

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Your CPU will bottleneck any significantly powerful GPU, but a HD5670, HD6670, or even a HD6770 would be decent choices.
Did you build this machine, or is it a pre-built? Any meaningful suggestion on what GPU to buy will depend on the answers to some questions:
1. What is the brand and model (not just wattage) of your PSU?
2. What is the size of your case? Standard ATX, or some kind of narrow case; i.e. does the GPU have to be low-profile?
3. What is your total budget?
Many 300W PSUs are able to run a HD5670, but some are not.
 

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@samuelspark
the question is so simple for us to answer that. you should'nt have asked too many questions. as you can see, he doesnt know what's the better choice, a 9800gt or a gt520, meaning he's somewhat noobie about specs, then you will ask him to specify his full specs?

but i really understood why you asked those questions, but sometimes there are questions that aren't worth mentioning. we must use our brain not our head all the time.

@ts,
9800gt all the way. its like comparing samson & goliath physically. not mentally.=D
 

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Another question : Which graphics card is better among these- (GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6670 1 GB DDR3),(XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 1 GB DDR5) or (EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB DDR3)
 

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5670 will be much better than 6670 bcoz it uses ddr5, & it consumes 61watts only @ peak performance so you'll be safe if you only use generic 500watts psu & save more on electricity compare to 9800gt w/c draws 105watts plus it need a 6pin power connector & generates more heat. & good thing about this is that 5670 ddr5 & 9800gt is somewhat the same in performance & has a directx11 w/c 9800gt only has dx10 only. & the 5670 has an eye-finity feature w/c you could use your two other spare monitors and set those 3monitors as one.=D

& 9800gt is a renamed version of 8800gt. & 8800gt is a 4yr+ old technology
 

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5670 "ddr5" version.
or just add another $5 then you could get an hd6670 "ddr5" which will give you another 10-15% edge in performance.

the 6670 is the superioir among the three you mentioned. but the 6670 you mentioned earlier is the ddr3 version that's why i recommend getting a 5670 ddr5 than 6670 ddr3.

i hope that i addressed my statement properly & help you on your journey.=D

might as well check for the "HIS" brand.=D i personally recommend it if you could get it at the same price, if its price is lower then good.

 

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mine (HIS hd5750) still has a remaining 5mos shop wrty plus another 2yr distributor's wrty.

im talking about HIS brand , not the one who's like HERS in female form.=D lol
 

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if you're using an old generic 350w psu the your monitor is plugged into that, then you might have problem with that.

if you're using a tru-rated (the one that doesnt have power slot for monitor) 500w generic psu (not well-known brand), it will do the job also.

if you're using a tru-rated "branded" (corsair, coolermaster, ttake, fsp, antec, & the like) 400w psu, then you're good with that.
 
sorry, what do you mean by "tru-rated" ive never heard of that brand before... but your system will most likely be fine with the current PSU if you grab the 5670, it only uses about 75watts, your cpu lets assume 125 since im to lazy to google it, so that 200w +hdds & opticals lets assume about 250, so if you have say a 350+ id say you'll be in good shape

note, that is with a trusted psu manufacterer like corsair, antec, etc... you could always just pickup a new one to be extra sure :)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034

but if you do end up buying a new one i would grab one with a higher wattage so you dont have to replace that if you wanna upgrade your gpu to say a 6850 or something
 

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tru-rated is not a brand, its a type of psu.
tru-rated psu are the one that "doesnt" have a power slot for monitor. remember the old days of psu way back then when we usually insert the monitor's plug at the back of our computer through psu instead of plugging it independently to an avr or into wall outlet? those are not tru-rated psu.

can you see corsair built psu like that nowadays? the one with a power slot for monitor?
 

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if your old crt doesnt plugged into psu, then its a matter of choice where you want to plug it in & maybe your psu back then is already tru-rated that's why. it does require a male & female powercord to plug a monitor's power connector through psu. im a computer technician & experienced this situation alot before
 

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