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Old September 8, 2012, 11:29 AM
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I am looking to upgrade my computers graphics. This is for $71.99 and am wondering if anyone has experience with it. Here are the spec:

Effective Memory Clock Speed
600 MHz
Memory Technology
GDDR3
Video Memory
2048 MB
Chipset Specs
API Support
DX9.x; DX10; DX10.1; DX11; OpenGL
Core Clock Speed
650 MHz
Maximum Resolution
2560 X 1600
Multiple Monitor Support
Yes
Processor Type
Turks Pro
RAMDAC Speed
400 MHz
SLI Ready
Yes
Interfaces and I/O
Coaxial Input
No
Component Input
No
Component Output
No
Composite Input
No
Composite Output
No
DVI Output
Yes
HDMI Input
No
HDMI Output
Yes
Slot Type
No
Slots Required
No
S-video Input
16x PCI-E 2.1
S-video Output
1
VGA Output
Yes
Tuners and Encoders
ATSC Tuner
No
DVD Acceleration
Yes
HD-DVD/Blu-ray Capable
Yes
HDTV Encoder
Yes
NTSC Tuner
No
System Requirements
CPU Requirements
Min. Pentium Intel Duo; AMD64 X2 or higher
Operating System Requirements
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 and 64-bit); MCE; Linux 932 and 64-bit)
Power Supply Requirements
PCI Express Based PC Is Required With One X16; Lane Graphics Slot Available On The Motherboard 400 Watt Or Greater Power Supply (500 Watt For Ati CrossfireX Technology In Dual Mode) Certified Power Supplies Are Recommended
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Old September 9, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Its a fairly run of the mill card. It won't do any fantastic gaming but it should get you by. If you can afford another $30 or so go for a HD7750. Still fairly average but a huge increase over the 6570. Atleast you'd be able to play BF3 or similar with some decent graphics/frames.
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Old September 9, 2012, 05:15 AM
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I would call that is a low end part. If you plan on doing any modern gaming I would get something more powerful. That said before I start recommending something that might be a was what is the rest of your computer (CPU/how much ram/power supply/what resolution is your monitor)? Also what games do you want to run?

Answer those few questions and you will get much better responses.
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Old September 9, 2012, 05:50 AM
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But if you just want a low cost card to drop in I just found an HD 6670 (ddr5 versions....much faster than ddr3 versions) for $66.68. It is still a relatively low end card, but will be quite a bit faster than a 5570. Here is the link.

Sapphire Radeon HD6670 800MHZ 1GB GDDR5 DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada
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Old September 23, 2012, 09:06 PM
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you might want also to look locally for used cards. I am gaming NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 on a GTS 450 at 1920x1080 with fluid framerates, but no FSAA. I got it used here om HWC but you might want to look locally, there is much more value for your dollar in used parts.
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