Video Cards for Skyrim

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4 years ago#1
I don't know a lot about video cards, so can someone please rate/compare these two for me? Trying to find a relatively cheap graphics card for Skyrim.
SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ZOTAC ZT-95TEK2M-FSL GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Thanks in advance!

4 years ago#2
I think you should get at least a HD 6670 if you want to play it on around medium settings.
4 years ago#3

Get a HD 6950, or two.

4 years ago#4
Worked fine on medium settings for me using 9500GT. 25-40 fps with all reflections on water enabled and distances in the middle slider, aa disabled, high textures and others on medium. Playing on 1.3 patch with amd athlon 64 X2 dual core 5200+ 2.71ghz, 1440x900
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4 years ago#5
9500 will get you medium, and some high.

I have one of those in my other computer, it works fine.
4 years ago#6
9500 GT here as well. You can max the crap out of the settings if you drop the resolution to something like 1024x576. It still looks just fine. High resolution isn't everything!
4 years ago#7
Whatever you do, don't buy a card from Sapphire. They have terribly-inadequate coolers. Go with MSI, Asus, EVGA, or the like. Sapphire cards have been known to overheat at stock speeds.
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4 years ago#8
i can vouch for asus! great cards!

and the 6950 would give you a lot of bang for your buck and will run this game smoothly! dont listen to the dude saying two though, dont need that, but its nice to know you can throw in another next time you want to upgrade and they are cheaper =)
4 years ago#9
With ATI chipsets, you generally want the XX70 models, not the XX50 models. In general.
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4 years ago#10
My Radeon HD 4550 automatically chose high settings, though it was a little too laggy then. Medium quality works pretty well; there's still a little bit of lag, but it's tolerable. So the Radeon HD 6570 you're looking at ought to work well.
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