|06-19-2011, 03:41 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Any advice welcome
Below is a basic list of my PC out of 2007, and though over all I am happy I thought to increase my graphics possibilities by upping the graphics card quality. I dont want to spend hundreds and do a lot of video editing and graphics works, and do not want to spend 50 -100 for just one or 2% better card.
I currently have the HIS H26XQT512NV2P Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready has a 830 fixed engine clock (do not care about over clocking) and 1.86 GHz memory clock . When I try to do screen capture it is fine at a small window and 30 fps, but when I try a full screen capture it slows down to 3 or 4 fps. Running dual monitors (1280x1024max) I am sure taxes the card but the below card is 1024 MB instead of 512 which is the current HIS card.
A friend claimed I could do much better with old system with a new GeForce GT 520, and claims the technology and stats are much better than what I have, but it does not seem so and I am no pro at this, and when I read about this card it does not seem people are so impressed with it. I want to be able to process videos and have a faster screen capture at full screen without spending hundreds.
So in the end without having to spend too much are there any suggestions for a card between 50 and 100. To spend any more than this I might as well upgrade the whole PC, and I do not plan to do that. It seems cheaper to get 1 better card than to have crossfire etc... Seems people are very opinionated over ATi or NVidia. Any suggestion welcome Thanks in advance
Mainboard : ASUS P5K Vanilla
Chipset : P35 + ICH9
Processor : 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Graphics: HIS ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT IceQ
Physical Memory : 4 x 2048
Monitor Type : 2 Medion 19\" LCD Max resolution 1280 x 1024
Operating System : Win 7 64 Bit
|06-19-2011, 04:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
2 Nvidia EVGA GTX 670's FTW in SLI
So I looked around a bit at gpus in that price range first starting with Nvidia (Because I use them xD), Right now their offers suck in that range, the GT 520 is 59.99 on your site and is ALOT weaker than the Radeon 5670 (By about 2x in some cases) and the 5670 1GB only costs about 15$ more at 69.99. I am going to assume your power supply is sufficient for this card because the 5670 only draws 61W of power meaning 95% of power supplies should be ok with this thing. I am also going to assume you dont care whether the card is an Nvidia or AMD(ATi).
So heres the card on your site:
ALSO: The only issue I see you running into is that your card has 2 DVI Slots while this new card will have 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, and 1 DVI but I THINK there is a converter that comes in the box.
EDIT: Silly me... I noticed that the Nvidia gt 440 1gb is in that same price range at about 64.99 and is weaker than the 5670 that I suggested so now you have a choice between the getting a (very) slightly cheaper GT 440 for less performance or the Radeon 5670 which offers more performance.
Heres the GT 440
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos 2
Mobo: ASUS Rampage IV Formula
Cpu: Intel i7 3930K @ 4.8 GHz
Ram: GSkill Ripjaws Z 16GB Quad DDR3 @ 2050 MHz
GPU: 2 Nvidia EVGA GTX 670's FTW in SLI
Monitor: Benq XL2420T + Nvidia 3D Vision 2
HD: 2 Western Digital Velicoraptors 10000RPM 16MB Cache 150GB in RAID0
PSU: Pc Power And Cooling Silence MKII 950W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Last edited by Pelter : 06-19-2011 at 05:06 PM.
|06-21-2011, 02:49 AM||#3|
I can't quite tell, are you talking about a screen cap of video playback or in a game?
I don't own a gun because I am a responsible drug user; you don't want guns and mushrooms on the same playing field.compenis:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3600MHz w/Zalman 9700
Kingston HyperX 8192MB DDR2 PC8500 @ 533MHz 5-5-5-15-2T
Hannspree HF-289HJB (28", Widescreen) @ 1920x1200; Pioneer 6070HD @ 1280x720
Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP with stock fans, 1 Zalman ZM-F3 120mm, and 2 Scythe SY1225SL12H 120mm fans.