View Full Version : Help with buying a graphics card

01-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Um I'm looking to get a graphics card but I'm not sure which of these ones is best value because I don't have that much money. My options are:
I want to be able to at least play CoD MW2 on medium to high settings.
Any help or comments would be great. Thanks.

01-07-2010, 05:54 PM
the saphire one looks good

01-07-2010, 05:57 PM
The 5570 from Computer Lounge

01-07-2010, 06:36 PM
If you can "possibly" scrape together another 50 bucks go for this, 5570 is a VERY entry level gaming card and anything blow is just buying disappointment.


A much faster card around 30%-50% depending on the game

Sure the 5570 has DX11, but its going to be too slow to turn up enough detail to be of any use.

01-07-2010, 07:08 PM
The 5570 from Computer Lounge


01-07-2010, 07:19 PM
It depends on your resolution and other effects that you want to use.
I have a 5470 in this laptop, and it runs l4d2, albeit shakily, at medium settings and 1368*768 res. To get consistent 50-60 fps I have to cut all the settings to their lowest values and 1024*600.
Still looks alright, but compared to my 5770 on my desktop, the differences are very noticeable. While my laptop has only half the ram, adding an extra 2 gb would not yield as much of a boost as a better gpu would have done.

In any case, the 4850 might be a decent idea. It was a decent card for a long while, despite lacking dx 11, is still probably enough for mid setts on mwf2. If you can save just a bit more money though, getting a better gpu will yield immense performance increases over your current options.

Anyway, what's your current setup like, and what res are you playing at?

01-07-2010, 09:03 PM
Probably not the 5450

I'm a little disappointed in my 5450. While editing in PremierePro this card can't or won't render most transitions for live preview. Whereas my old 8600GT did.

Don't know how that translates to gaming

02-07-2010, 09:14 AM
It depends on your resolution and other effects that you want to use.