Graphic card equivalents

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Ok. I've not bought a graphics card for a while as my normal route involves whatever Apple have stuck in their top machine going into mine but I'm wanting to add a graphics card to a desktop computer to play Elite Dangerous.... I've not played games on a computer since the Elite was out last time :D Anyway the computer has a HD4000 and I have a 7970 or something like that in the workshop..... Where would a HD4000 fit into say Nvidia and AMD's range if it were one of theirs? The site suggests something along to lines of a GTX260 or 4870HD any suggestions of a decent performer? It MUST be quiet! (the rest of the spec is quad i7 @ 4GHz, 32Gb Ram, SSD). The Macbook Pro uses the same graphics with GT650M dedicated but the Mac version is due soon......

https://store.elitedangerous.com/elite-dangerous.html/
 
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The Mac Pro has a 5750 which is reasonably powerful but that is talking about desktop video cards for desktop video rather than games. Games haven't been any sort of priority to me for 2 decades or more but the computer in question has a serious PSU as well as the serious motherboard, processor, ram and SSD. I might wait a couple of days for the box to arrive and see how it runs then take a look. I think one of the GTX760 or 280X cards is likely to be best from the graph and prices.....

At least it shows how the HD4000 graphics compare:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Intel+HD+4000&id=2

A comparison of the HD4000, the 5750 that I have in the Mac Pro and the GTX760 (the 280X is just a little better than the GTX760)

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2&cmp[]=122&cmp[]=2561
 
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If you want quiet and your case has good airflow then Palit make passively cooled versions of the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 (and Scan sometimes have them in stock). I have one of the 750 Ti's in my main PC also with a passively cooled i7 3770. There are only three fans in the whole thing, including the PSU. I've also found the Gigabyte Windforce GTX 750 Ti to be very quiet.
 
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I thought the Pros had 5770? Either way the 57xx are pretty ancient now by any standard. I had a 5770, then 2x crossfired 5770 and replaced them both for the 7850 i have now. better performance less power consumption and less noise.
 
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