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I am now considering updating the graphics on both my son's computer (HD 3650 1G card) and my computer (IGP HD 3300). It looks as if the best bet for both units would be to go with at least an HD 5500 to get any real performance gains and also get a card that does DX11. Neither of us does any hard core gaming but we both use some emulators like Dolphin and PCXS2. I have found out that I will probably have to spend about $80 to $90 if I want to grab a 512Mb DDR5 card (5670). I could grab a DDR3 card (5550) for less money, maybe around $60. Here is one that looks like a good buy...

PowerColor AX5670 512MD5-HV2 Radeon HD 5670

$60 after rebate.
Edited by coonmanx - 2/10/11 at 10:19am
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yup thats a gud deal and probably the best card for that budget..........
but this is a beter deal i suppose and u can always oc....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product
but it might just be me i trust msi stuff over powercolor....
Edited by ghost_z - 2/10/11 at 10:25am
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I don't really plan on OC'ing the card too much if any but I do have MSI Afterburner already. It does look like a 512 MB 5670 is the best deal at this point for what I need. I am going to take my time and look around before buying anything. I have to pay rent and bills first.

This one actually costs a bit less to buy and is only $65 after rebate...

Sapphire 100287L Radeon HD 5670

So it looks like they can be had for about $60 to $70 after rebate.
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