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Quiet and Cool Graphic Card Under 7k

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Tech_Wiz

Wise Old Owl
Hello,

My Config is in my signature.

The GTS 250 I am running is noisy and big. It is overlapping my Mobo's SATA Connections so I cant add anything.

I am not a HARDCORE gamer. I use a 19" Monitor with 1400x900 max res which I am not upgrading for a LONG time.

So I want something which is comparable or better with a GTS250. Shorter in length and quiet.

Budget is 7K.

I am open to AMD and nVidia both.

PSU: Cosair VX 450W
 
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Wise Old Owl
Thanks for your suggestions but how is Gigabyte HD7770?

Can it run Games are Med High Setts at 1400x900?

I read its 28 nm while my existing card is 55nm. So it must be less power consuming and Shorter thus quieter?
 
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Skud

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Quietness depends on the cooler used. A 28nm card is much less power consuming. And HD7770 can run games at high settings at 14x9 res. But at 8.3k its over your budget. And 6850 is slightly better performing.
 

MyGeekTips

script-kiddie geek
Thanks for your suggestions but how is Gigabyte HD7770?

Can it run Games are Med High Setts at 1400x900?

I read its 28 mm while my existing card is 55nm. So it must be less power consuming and Shorter thus quieter?

7770 is faster than 6790 that retails for 8K. 7770 is available for 8.2K. It is lot quieter & have less power consumption. Below 8.5K, 7770 is the best bet but if you can also get a 6850 @ 8.5K if you requires more power.
 
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Wise Old Owl
hmm I think I will go with HD7770 Gigabyte one. I can stretch budget to 8k for it.

By the review its slightly (5% to 10%) Slow at pretty much same price but power consumption is way too low. 50W approx. and I don't think I will notice the performance Gap at 1400x900 res. What say?

And How are Gigabyte Coolers?
 

MyGeekTips

script-kiddie geek
hmm I think I will go with HD7770 Gigabyte one. I can stretch budget to 8k for it.

By the review its slightly (5% to 10%) Slow at pretty much same price but power consumption is way too low. 50W approx. and I don't think I will notice the performance Gap at 1400x900 res. What say?

And How are Gigabyte Coolers?

The reference design is nice & gigabyte cooler is fine too. Go for it
 

coderunknown

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hmm I think I will go with HD7770 Gigabyte one. I can stretch budget to 8k for it.

HD7770 is quite a bit slow than HD6850. i'll suggest getting HD6850 Cyclone by MSI. google a bit for reviews if the cooler is silent enough but as it is an open cooler, it should be silent.

By the review its slightly (5% to 10%) Slow at pretty much same price but power consumption is way too low. 50W approx. and I don't think I will notice the performance Gap at 1400x900 res. What say?
also as you are upgrading (or changing for gpu being noisy) from 250, HD6850 will offer you a nice boost and you may overclock it later to continue gaming at HD resolution without affecting your gaming performance.
 
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Wise Old Owl
Flipkart: MSI AMD/ATI R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition/OC 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card: Graphics Card

How is this? Priced OK?

And yes I went through reviews and 7770 is not recommended at this price by anyone as HD6850 is available and better.

ps: Just How much faster is this card than a GTS250 roughly.. 40-50%?

and I am pretty sure my Processor wont bottleneck it :D

Also just in case by budget goes in a hole which is the cheapest available Card which has comparable performance with the GTS250
 

MyGeekTips

script-kiddie geek
Flipkart: MSI AMD/ATI R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition/OC 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card: Graphics Card

How is this? Priced OK?

And yes I went through reviews and 7770 is not recommended at this price by anyone as HD6850 is available and better.

ps: Just How much faster is this card than a GTS250 roughly.. 40-50%?

and I am pretty sure my Processor wont bottleneck it :D

Also just in case by budget goes in a hole which is the cheapest available Card which has comparable performance with the GTS250

That's the best 6850 available in India. :) It is available for 8.5K in SMC International, grab it before stocks finishes. I'm too looking to buy it.

Don't know how much it is faster than GTS250. Your processor is enough powerful to even handle 7970. ::wink:
 
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Wise Old Owl
Any suggestions for alternate cards which have comparable performance to GTS250? I think HD 5750 equals it but not sure.
 
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Tech_Wiz

Wise Old Owl
Na :D Its nice. But my AMD stock cooler is also making hell lot of noise. Thinking about cutting some cost here and getting CM TX3 at 1.5k odd

I am not a Hard Core OCer. So Will be limited to 3.6 GHZ max. But for now it will run on 3.2 GHz + Under-volted to keep temp + Noise further down.
 
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