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Advice on a new graphics card please????

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 1, 2009 5:34:44 PM

I currently run intel quad 9450, 4gig ram, win xp64 sp2, geforce 7800gtx. I have a 22" screen which I want to run in 1680 x 1050 but certain games get a bit blurry in play. Without breaking the bank, which graphics card will do the job for me. I was considering geforce 9800GT 1 gig?? Will this card be better and/ or is there a better option??

Any advice appreciated.

Ta, spyderc

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a c 170 U Graphics card
March 1, 2009 6:40:43 PM

HD 4850/4870 would be an excellent upgrade
March 1, 2009 6:41:45 PM

thank you.
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a c 170 U Graphics card
March 2, 2009 8:55:47 AM

No problems mate :)  glad i could help u :) 
March 2, 2009 8:59:58 AM

nVidia 9800GTX+ also good.
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2009 12:14:06 PM

i will go for the ATI 4850 or 4870 they are great video cards.
March 2, 2009 12:31:42 PM

What's your budget, and what games do you play?
March 2, 2009 2:12:45 PM

I play Crysis, FEAR2, Halflife, Stalker, Flight Sim - all pretty demanding on graphics. Fear2 and Crysis seem to be the ones pushing the limits now! I guess my budget in Rands would be +-R2500. Probably around $180 - $200, depending on exchange rates etc. I would buy local so id probably pay premium prices.
March 2, 2009 4:50:34 PM

i aslo stay in south africa! i bought my Ati radion 4870 for R3112. it is worth the money spend!!! dit is n bakgat GPU
March 2, 2009 4:55:50 PM

I'm not sure what the local prices are like there, but a Radeon 4850/4870 or Geforce GTX 260 should do everything you want and more.
March 2, 2009 5:00:20 PM

to the shops I go.... he he he!!
March 2, 2009 5:01:15 PM

Fear2 isn't really demanding.
Like they say, 4850 or 4870 or GTX 260 or 9800GTX+, depending on your budget.
March 2, 2009 5:27:03 PM

cheap 230 buck GTX 260 beats the normal 4870 512 while the 4870 1gb oc beats the GTX260 :D