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January 27, 2009 5:45:44 PM

Hi !!!

I have recently step up from 17 to 24 SAMSUNG 1920-1200 ... and my old 7900 GTX dies at that rez.... my sistem :

E6600 2.4Ghz (3,1)

2x1 Gigs 800Mhz CL5

7900GTX 512Mb



I wanna change my card but I dont have enough money for PSU too,just GPU!!!



Milos ...

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a c 147 U Graphics card
January 27, 2009 6:01:28 PM

Which 500W psu is it? What do you have on the 12V rails?

Honestly you have alot of options. You could go with a 4850, 9800GTX+, maybe even a 4870. You don't really have a power hungry system. You could get away with alot of that PSU has 32A+ or so on the 12V rails
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January 27, 2009 6:07:20 PM

Is it enough for GTX 260 or GTX 280 ???
a c 147 U Graphics card
January 27, 2009 6:11:58 PM

I would say Yes to the GTX 260. But I would stay away from the GTX280. They have a 6 pin and 8 pin connector as it pulls more power. I believe you can get a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter, but I would play it safe.

The GTX 260 requirements are a 500W with 36A on the 12V rails.
a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2009 6:13:08 PM

From Diamonds site about their HD4870 512

"Minimum System Requirements

* PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
* 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)”
* Certified power supplies are recommended.
* 1GB of system memory
* Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
* DVD playback requires DVD drive
* Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
* For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per board (included) are required
* Double slot solution"

From EVGAs site about their GTX260/216

"Minimum System Requirements

* 1GB of system memory (2GB recommended)
* CD or DVD-ROM drive
* 100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
* Microsoft Windows Vista. or XP operating system (Windows Vista. required for 3-Way NVIDIA SLI)
* PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0-compliant system motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot
* One vacant add-in card slot below the PCI Express x16 slot. This graphics card physically occupies two slots
* 500W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 36A or more
* Two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors"

January 27, 2009 6:18:28 PM

Which one of these two is better ?
January 27, 2009 6:20:14 PM

GTX 260 or GTX 260 216sp. Or an HD 4850/4870 are your best choices.
a c 147 U Graphics card
January 27, 2009 6:23:09 PM

Depends on what games you play honestly. The 4870 1Gb has been doing pretty well in the benchmarks. The GTX 260 seems to overclock a bit better though.
a c 190 U Graphics card
January 27, 2009 6:38:36 PM

Like the others, I`d go for either the GTX260 or HD4870 1Gb NOT the 512Mb version.
It`s more a matter of what is around in your particular country, and at what price because neither card is that much better/worse than the other.
January 27, 2009 7:36:41 PM

Thank you all ..

I just wannet to play JERICHO all high ... but these cards are too slow