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First off, I don't game, so that is not my concern. I built a new rig (see sig for details) and have just started to mess with OCing and benching. In running all the standard benchmarks, my current video card doesn't like 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark11. In Vantage it tells me the score is not correct and in 11 it won't post at all (no DirectX11 support). Anyhow, I'm just looking for something that will post scores in these two tests and will support tow of the three monitors I use (one VGA and one DVI).

I'm looking for a card that is sub $50 and will at least post accurate scores in Vantage and 11, does anyone have any ideas?

As my sig states, I'm a total n00b (at OCing and benchmarking anyway) so I appriciate any help you can give. Thanks!
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Also, I'm ordering a bunch of gear from Tigerdirect today, so I would like it to be one from there so I can just include it in my order. Thanks!
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post #3 of 11
Radeon HD 4650 doesn't have directx 11 feature
or
Radeon HD 5450 has directx11 feature

Imo you should consider spending $50 more find a cheap gtx 460 768mb gpu which will be nice graphic card to bench for 3dmark software.
Edited by fatmario - 4/27/11 at 12:39pm
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post #4 of 11
If you dont game, then why would you care about Vantage? This is not a slam, actually curious why? What are you trying to accomplish if you are not a gamer and using Vantage?
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Awesome, thanks!

Any brands I should look for?
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post #6 of 11
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Stricktly benchmarking purposes. Since I don't game I don't want to dump a lot of cash into my GC, but I do still want to be able to post through all of my benchmarks. Odd, I know.
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asus, gigabyte, all good company
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by WonderMutt View Post
Awesome, thanks!

Any brands I should look for?
sapphire,asus,msi is good brand if you can find one but I don't think its matter much since this graphic are low profile gpu any brand is fine.
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Looking through them, there are 512MB cards and 1GB cards, will this make much of a differance when benchmarking?
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by WonderMutt View Post
Looking through them, there are 512MB cards and 1GB cards, will this make much of a differance when benchmarking?
yes 1gb will bench better on higher resolution setting for 3dmark software or if your using default setting for 3dmark which is 1280x1024 resolution 512mb should be enough.
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