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So one of my friends want's to install a GPU on their gateway machine. So I'm looking for a cheap GPU that preferably doesn't need any extra power from the PSU.
post #2 of 15
Radeon 5670 isn't too expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-365-_-Product

or if he plays at a lower res:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-871-_-Product

GDDR5 is a bit faster than DDR3
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Radeon 5670 isn't too expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-365-_-Product

or if he plays at a lower res:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-871-_-Product

GDDR5 is a bit faster than DDR3
Do you know how the performance is?
post #4 of 15
for $ 60 it is about the best you can do.

the ddr5 models is as fast as a 9800GT, the DDR3 are a bit slower
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for $ 60 it is about the best you can do.

the ddr5 models is as fast as a 9800GT, the DDR3 are a bit slower
Okay that's good. I just needed it relative to an older higher end card. Thanks.
post #6 of 15
You can also get a "green" 9800GT

$44 new, and runs off solely of the pcie slot.
post #7 of 15
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You can also get a "green" 9800GT

$44 new, and runs off solely of the pcie slot.
the 128 bit bus is kinda a bottleneck on that card.

most 9800s are 256bit
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get a GeForce 256
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What is the psu wattage? I know most oems today come with only 200-300w psu's.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
What is the psu wattage? I know most oems today come with only 200-300w psu's.
I have no idea. That's why I went with the GPU with out PCI-E plugs.
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