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Well the other day my friend came over, played crysis, and loved it so I said I'd give him my old computer exept he needs a new gpu for it. His resolution is 1280x1020 or something lower. He wants to play it at meduim-high to high settings with 2-4aa. Theres no buget yet, and just want to know something that will play it at those settings. I was thinking of a 5750 or 5670 but I really don't know. Thanks!
    
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I'd bump it up a bit to the 5870 to be honest. Mine ran completely fine when I had that card. I had a little trouble with the 57XX series.

Hope that helps a little.
    
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What's the rest of specs for your old PC?
Too low CPU + High end GPU will still cause bottlenecks and low FPS.
I'd atleast recommend a 5770 for Crysis though.
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If he doesn't care about DX11, he can try to find a 4890 which will do alot better in Crysis compares to 5750 and 5770.
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It has 2gb ram, e4500 2.2ghz dual core, and some dell motherboard. I really don't think he is going to spend $400 on a 5870. I have a gtx 480 at 1440x900 which is close to performance of a 5870 and I get about 70fps average, so I think a 5870 is out of the question for his res. He needs about an average of 25-30fps.
    
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I also forgot that he doen't need dx11 so he could get other gpus than the 5600 5700 series.
    
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post #7 of 21
I'd say a 4890
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4890 for better performance. Lacks DX11, hotter and uses more power than the 5770.
Or if possible the 5830. It's between the 5770 and 5850.
It used to be priced horribly but it's fixed now.
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post #9 of 21
a 5670 only will work if overclocked.5750 should do fine.Remember the power requirements!
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a 5670 only will work if overclocked.5750 should do fine.Remember the power requirements!
Thats right, I need a new power supply, thanks for reminding me.
    
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