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Graphics Card Trouble

By AndrestheBean
May 15, 2009
  1. i need to know if this is a good graphics card for a gaming rig



    Diamond: ATI Radeon HD 4770


    Interface: PCI Express x16
    GPU: HD 4700
    Core Clock: 750 MHZ
    Memory Clock: 800 MHz
    Memory Configuration: 16Mx32
    Memory Type: GDDR5
    Memory Bandwidth: 51.2 GB/s
    Memory Size: 512MB
    Memory Controller Interface: 128-Bit
    ports: 2 Dual-Link DVI,Video Out [S-Video, Composite, HDTV]
    Dual Link DVI: Hydravision 4
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  3. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    what type of power supply would this card need?

    like watts???
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    a quality 450w will work for this card.
     
  5. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    what card would you recommend in the 100-300 dollar area??
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    thats a big area Andres, what do you want to be able to do with it? Resolution,detail, AA etc.
     
  7. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    well for near 300 i would say the nvidia gtx275 is the best card you can get and it overclocks like mad crazy even outperforms some gtx 285s when overclocked.
     
  8. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    pretty much game and multemedia (Music, Video) editing,

    i have a 27 inch HDTV that i use as a monitor and a tv, so i would wnt to play my games on it
     
  9. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    GTX25, alright i will check it out

    isnt overclocking bad???
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Graphics cards don't help with music, and don't particularly help with video editing either, but games, yes certainly.

    what you should look into is the GTX275 for around $250, though I like the 4770 better.
    No one is forcing you to overclock, thats your own decision.

    What is your current power supply? Please add in wattage as well as amperage and voltages.
     
  11. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 204

  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Not to belittle the fact that overclocking DOES end up hurting in the long run, I don't think it would be a problem for a modestly overclocked system.
     
  13. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    my power supply does not matter, if im going to get a new graphics (i will get a power supply as well)
     
  14. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    then the GTX 275 is your best bet man and will last you a long time.
     
  15. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    GTX 275, can it handle the newest games?

    and what type of power supply would i need
     
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  17. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

  18. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    one more Question,

    how long do you guys think before this card (gtx 275) is outdated??
     
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Don't worry about it, there is no way to tell.

    No, I would avoird that power supply, and go with a Corsair 650, 550, or Antec Earthwatts 500.
     
  20. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    like a year or so???


    how can you tell if power supplies are bad??
     
  21. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Because I am familiar with different brands and such, I generally recommend powersupplies by antec, corsair, pc power and cooling, enermax, and seasonic.

    As for yourself, you may have to do research on your own, but its much easier to just ask techspot. Another way to tell is by looking at the amperages on the 12v rails, though unreliable companies my not provide accurate data, or use quality parts.

    Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W High Performance and Energy Efficient Power Supply, same power supply, but from fry's.
     
  22. donkeybat64

    donkeybat64 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    its a good choice, i have the 4850, the 4770 is only a few percent less stronger than the 4850. but the 4770 has a smaller chip, requiring less power.

    It can run most games on max. good choice, you can find one around 80 dollars now a days
     
  23. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    thanks for the input guys.
     
  24. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    the gtx 275 is a brand new card it will last you a long time and power supplie wise a good antec 500 watt psu will do you great. also the 4770 actually out performs the 4850 in alot of tests read the tech spot review on it man.
     
  25. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    techspot reviewed it, i will check it out.

    i think im going to get the GTX 275 and a new power supply
     
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