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April 14, 2013 9:17:53 AM

what is the best gaming card better than Radeon 4850? my system is an Intel e5200 2.5ghz. my gaming card has started to black out on Alan wakes American nightmare and other games. So looking to upgrade to a better card.

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April 14, 2013 9:22:08 AM

Allen Adams said:
what is the best gaming card better than Radeon 4850? my system is an Intel e5200 2.5ghz. my gaming card has started to black out on Alan wakes American nightmare and other games.


*sigh*

It would've helped if you'd read this first.

What games do you play, what resolution do you play at, what's your budget and what are your other specs?
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April 14, 2013 9:32:14 AM

These are all better than the 4850

GTX 690
HD 7990
Titan
GTX 590
HD 6990, 7970 GHz Ed.
GTX 680
HD 7970
GTX 670
HD 5970, 7870 LE (XT), 7950
GTX 580, 660 Ti
HD 7870
GTX 295, 480, 570, 660
HD 4870 X2, 6970, 7850
GTX 470, 560 Ti, 560 Ti 448 Core, HD 4850 X2, HD 5870, HD 6950
GTX 560, 650 Ti
HD 5850, HD 6870
9800 GX2, 285, 460 256-bit, 465
HD 6850, HD 7770
GTX 260, 275, 280, 460 192-bit, 460 SE, 550 Ti, 560 SE, 650
HD 4870, 5770, 4890, 5830, 6770, 6790, 7750

At your budget, I'd get the Asus 660 Ti @ $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Next up would be the 7950 but it's $30 more

Here's some reviews:
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3026/26/nvidia-geforce-...
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More importantly, the card on average is about 16% faster than the similarly priced Radeon HD 7870. The recently improved Radeon HD 7950 Boost appears to be about as fast, but is, at least for the moment, more expensive. Like we said, should AMd opt for a pricing war, due to the GTX 660's smaller GPU the winner is known in advance.


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660...
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Overall, the card is an excellent implementation of a custom GTX 660 Ti design, and its price of $330 is the same as all other GTX 660 Ti cards we reviewed today. At that price the card easily beats AMD's HD 7950 in all important criteria: performance, power, noise, heat, performance per Dollar, and performance per Watt.


http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...
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Pop back and forth between the 99th percentile and average FPS plots, and you'll see two different stories being told. The FPS average suggests near-parity performance between the 7950 and the GTX 660 Ti, with a tiny edge to the GeForce. The 99th percentile frame time, though, captures the impact of the Radeon's frame latency issues and suggests the GTX 660 Ti is easily the superior performer. That fact won't be a surprise to anyone who's read this far.

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April 14, 2013 9:32:39 AM

Games are Dark siders 2 Elder Scrolls RPGs like that. Willing to spend around $200-300.
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April 14, 2013 9:33:44 AM

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April 14, 2013 9:34:19 AM

bemused_fred said:
Allen Adams said:
what is the best gaming card better than Radeon 4850? my system is an Intel e5200 2.5ghz. my gaming card has started to black out on Alan wakes American nightmare and other games.


*sigh*

It would've helped if you'd read this first.

What games do you play, what resolution do you play at, what's your budget and what are your other specs?


*sigh*

If OP had known about it, probably would've.

If you're talking about the best single GPU card, it's a GTX Titan.
If you're talking about a dual GPU card, then you could go either a Radeon 7990 or GTX 690.
They have relatively similar performance, although the 690 is probably cheaper and easier to come by at the moment--especially used/refurbed.

For your price range, I recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Great card and comes with some nice free games.
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April 14, 2013 9:37:34 AM

so e5200 could run with the gtx690 or Radeon 7990?
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April 14, 2013 9:40:20 AM

Sure.
It'll probably be bottle-necked, but it'll run.
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