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Old 05-30-2011, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a new videocard to play Witcher 2 with. My current videocard isn't working good enough to play that game well.

My system's specifications are:

Processor: Intel Core i7 @860
Operating speed: 2,8 GHZ
Memory: 6 gb DDR3 SDRAM
Videocard: NVIDIA Geforce gt230, 1,5GB Memory
Ports:: DVI, FireWire, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 2.0
OS: Windows home premium
SSD: Kingston 64 gb, 250 MB/s reading, 150MB/s writing.
Motherboard: MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)
Expansion Slots:
◦1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
◦3 PCI Express x1 slots
◦1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot
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So now my eye fell on one of the following video cards:
The ''EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked''

And the "Sapphire HD5870":


My questions are:
- Does my computer support these cards and do they fit in?
- Which of the two videocards is would be the best to buy? (planning on playing 'Witcher 2' with it)
-Is putting two videocards in my computer an option?
(You could also suggest a different videocard if you think there are better ones for the same price. Budget of 200-275 euro's)

Thanks
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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personnaly i use ati but comparing those two i would go with the gtx 560 which mesures 9inches long and the hd 5870 somtimes is compared with the gtx 550 but the 5870 is 10 inches long
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The link you posted is broken...
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks night fox, I fixed them now

I wondered if I needed a bigger power supply too. Can my computer handle these cards like this?
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Your power supply (at 460w) will not power the GTX 560 ti or the 5870. I just bought this: Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom It is a great deal, and should power any single-gpu card. You won't be running two cards with this though...but that doesn't really matter because your motherboard cannot do that anyway. I would go with the 560ti, not the 5870...if you want ati/amd, then get something from the 6xxx series...don't get older cards.
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I use a Sapphire 5870 and run Witcher 2 at maxed graphic settings with 0 issues.
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