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Powercooler 5750HD

By Vancouverite
Jan 12, 2010
  1. Hi i really need to know if you can see any conflicts with this video card and my cpu. i think im in the clear but im not quite sure. i really need to know be4 i buy it.

    Powercolor Radeon HD 5750 PCs 700MHZ 512MB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card
    OR
    XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP Video Card

    -see my system specs.- psu 550watt

    ive got a Viewsonic VS11349 monitor
     
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    There should be no conflicts, as your CPU has no effect on what GPUs you can use. The only issue may be your power supply. Could you tell what brand it is, and how many amps it can supply on the 12 volt rail? Most likely it will be sufficient, but it is a good idea to make sure before you go and buy a card.
     
  3. Vancouverite

    Vancouverite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Not too sure about the amps, it a GS Series ATX 12V 2.2 550 Watt from BFG Tech.

    +12V1 18A +12V2 18A ???

    Oh and any idea on how much better my cpu would be upgrading from a 4550HD 512mb to the 5750HD 512mb and wether 90$ compared to 140$ is a resprctive price...? (90 being the 4870 and 140 being the 5750)

    and as for my cpu, my intel 915 series mobo can't handle 1g or higher video cards...just wanted to see if there might be another little stupid thing that costs me money... lol. but not really lol.
     
  4. Vancouverite

    Vancouverite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    TIESTO & SHOWTEK!!! WHAT A GREAT SHOW THAT WOULD BE HUH!!!??? lol.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Here's a review of the HD 5750 512Mb and 1Gb. You can compare the performance between them-unfortunatly the original is in German
    http://translate.google.co.nz/trans...ch?q=hd+5750+512mb+review&hl=en&sa=N&start=20
    Here's a review from a reputed tech site comparing the HD 5750 1Gb and the HD 4870 1Gb
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446.html

    Couldn't find a review of the 512Mb HD 5750 v HD 4870 (all the reviews seem to be 1Gb cards) so it will have to be a comparison and guesstimate job.
    Hope it's useful for ya
     
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Well your PSU should suffice for either card. As far as performance is concerned, the HD 4870 emerges as the better of the two. The only advantage of the HD 5750 is DX11 support. I would suggest that you pick the HD 4870 for now if you're looking at playing graphics intensive games.
     
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