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Evil Genius Jr. January 11, 2013 03:59 PM

Worth upgrading my Radeon 5750?
 
Hi all!
I currently have a good old radeon 5750. I gets decent fps in the only game I play, BF3 so that's not a reason to upgrade. How much more efficient are the newer cards heat and power wise? I'm not sure I have a problem with what I have now but if something newer is a ton better than I might look into upgrading. The only problem is I would only have around $125 to spend so would it be worth it for me to even upgrade at all?
Thanks!

Bond007 January 11, 2013 04:05 PM

Realistically if you are happy with the performance of your card then there is not much point in upgrading. That said with your budget you could go to a hd 7770 which would be a noticeable boost in fps with similar power use.

If your just after power and heat savings I wouldn't bother as your card doesn't use that much to start with.

bliz January 11, 2013 06:52 PM

for 120$, you can get things around 20 to 40% better and faster. Up to you now, do you really want one...

If u buy one,take a GTX 650 i'd say...but it's not 2x faster,the best would be to find a cheap 560ti...

and your actual card uses around 20% more watts than the 650

dandelioneater January 11, 2013 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bond007 (Post 683768)
If your just after power and heat savings I wouldn't bother as your card doesn't use that much to start with.

Bingo. There is no card that you could buy that would give you any noticeable power savngs. Might as well just continue to run the 5750 until it no longer runs the games you want to play.

Evil Genius Jr. January 11, 2013 07:42 PM

Okay sounds good, Thanks guys!
What are decent temps for my GPU? 60C after playing for about an hour sound okay?

dandelioneater January 11, 2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Genius Jr. (Post 683813)
Okay sounds good, Thanks guys!
What are decent temps for my GPU? 60C after playing for about an hour sound okay?

Yeah 60 degrees is a good temperature.

ZZLEE January 11, 2013 07:56 PM

try a can off air ??

Take card out off case and give a good dusting out let any moisture from canned air dry and then reinstall.
( hold fan so it doesn't spin wile blowing )
depending how dusty do every 6 months or so.

Bond007 January 12, 2013 02:50 AM

Yeah if you have had it a while make sure the fan is clean of dirt and dust.

Evil Genius Jr. January 12, 2013 05:06 AM

Okay, sounds good. I'll give it a shot. Are there any quiet aftermarket coolers or am I going to have to figure something out. I'm working on a quiet build and the fan is a lot louder than my quiet fans. I have a Sapphire edition.
Thanks!

Bond007 January 12, 2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Evil Genius Jr. (Post 683861)
Okay, sounds good. I'll give it a shot. Are there any quiet aftermarket coolers or am I going to have to figure something out. I'm working on a quiet build and the fan is a lot louder than my quiet fans. I have a Sapphire edition.
Thanks!

Use MSI after burner (a program) to make a custom fan profile to balance noise and temperature. But as I said before make sure the heat sink is clean or the fan will have to work harder to keep temps down.


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