Graphics card?

  Blue screen of death666 18:27 09 Jul 2010

My son has a Dell Studio Quad core 2.4 1066/8mb PC with a nVidia Geforce 9800GT fitted to it which has popped!

He plays mainly COD and World of warcraft...

He now wants to try an ATI card..
My question is this....which ATI card would give him the same or better results as the 9800GT...

Looking forward to some help
A.Morgan...PS max spend £100-150)

  I am Spartacus 18:30 09 Jul 2010

A HD 5770 click here

  Blue screen of death666 19:38 09 Jul 2010

Question...My card has a wire connected from a small white plug to the mother board..the 5770 does not seem to have this?...what is this wire for and can I run the 5770 with out it?...

  I am Spartacus 20:07 09 Jul 2010

Not sure what the wire could be except possibly a fan cable but they're normally connected to the card rather than the motherboard.

The 5770 requires a 6 pin PCIE connector and I think the 9800 generally required an 8 pin connector or in a few cases a 6 pin as well.

  northumbria61 20:18 09 Jul 2010

I think you will find that the HD 5770 is Fanless - the other card with the wire connected is to connect the fan to the motherboard.

  I am Spartacus 20:31 09 Jul 2010

The 5770 runs too hot (up to 95W) to be fanless.

  northumbria61 23:06 09 Jul 2010

I am Spartacus - Is this a different model then ?

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  I am Spartacus 23:17 09 Jul 2010

No, I'd not seen that but it's possibly the only passive one out of the dozen or so models available.

I have a passive 18W HD4350 that runs at load in the mid 50's and idles in the mid 30's. It'll be interesting to see the temps of that at load.

  northumbria61 23:32 09 Jul 2010

I see this one has a fan - The fan is the same 70mm radial design included on the 5800 series cards and it's not overly loud - the pitch doesn't change drastically between idle and load. The exhaust is also a familiar design, with most of the air exhausted out the rear of the case and a portion of it (approximately a third) exhausted back into the chassis through vents on the top edge of the shroud.

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