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Best cheap card for cryis

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February 27, 2009 8:02:13 PM

what can i get that will run crysis on at least all high/gamer settings 1280x1024 with no AA? id like to stick with nvidia because i hate changing brand unless ive been let down by the make im currently using.

I dont have much budget, was looking at around £150 ($200). Was looking at some of the higher clocked 9800gtx+ cards, which look good value.

Dont want to go for a gtx 260 if i can help it right now coz i cant afford a new psu.

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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2009 9:10:10 PM

I haven't played much crysis but for say 150 dollars US currency, you can usually pick up an ATI 4850 which may do what you are wanting.
February 27, 2009 9:40:45 PM

9800gt runs right around $110 us. played crysis just fine. gtx+ is going to be a little better.

your question looks pretty close to this chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char...

personally i dont spend the extra money on the preoverclocked cards. when you can overclock the stock card to those settings and save the money.

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February 27, 2009 9:48:45 PM

the 4850 is the better card for crysis
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2009 10:26:50 PM

Say for 1280x1024 resolution.

8800GT/9800GT or 4830 runs it on high

9800GTX/GTX+ or 4850 runs it on very high (with post processing and a few others on high)

I have the 9800GTX myself and play it at 1280x1024. I have everything set to very high with just 3 options (post processing, and 2 others) set to high. I have AA on x2 or x4.

The game gets a very playable 30 fps average with fraps. (higher without fraps)
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2009 12:34:09 AM

Which psu do you currently have?
February 28, 2009 7:32:36 PM

I dont mind spending more money on pre overclocked since its only £150, id rather pay extra than break it myself while OC'ing and void warranty since i always get bad luck!

i have the 500w corsair, but only one pcie connector, but i beleive that bfg one has only one connector needed.

Be awesome if i can get some settings on very high, i love crysis but i hate it when it makes me turn the settings down
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