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Old 03-13-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Is this a good video card upgrade?

Hello all,

I have a Gateway 550GR (Pentium 4, 3.2 MGHZ 3 GB of RAM) that had been upgraded with a 256 MB GForce 7800 GTX video card a couple of years back. I was given a Radeon HD 4670 1 GB card as a present. I know it's a 1 GB card and it has an HDMI out but is this card a good upgrade? It doesn't look near as "manly" as the older 7800.
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Default Re: Is this a good video card upgrade?

The new card is slightly better but only by a fraction.
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Bummer. I could return it. Any recommendations on another?
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Whats your setup. do you have PCIE, whats your power supply wattage ?
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It's a PCI-E. I have a 300 watt power supply but I was looking to upgrade if I bought a new card. 500 watt or so.
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Ok, well, I would get a corsair power supply at least 550w, and a 9800GT graphics card. if your going for budget and not new technology. Otherwise look at the GTX460 +.
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ok, I'll look into those.

Appreciate the advice.
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most bang for your buck
Newegg.com - HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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