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Selecting a Graphics Card.

I'm trying to play these games and future games that may come out. (Sims 3, Mirror's Edge, Batman Arkham Asylum, Prince of Persia, Burnout Paradise, Fuel) A few of these games need a minimum of 256 MB Video Memory but all of the 256 MB cards on newegg have a 64 bit interface. Will that allow me to play these games or should I spend a little more money and get a 512 MB with a 128 bit card or maybe even a 256 bit? Also should I be looking at ATI or NVIDIA?
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  1. Can you tell us what your budget is?

    512MB cards with a 128-bit bus are much faster, especially with GDDR3-5.

    Here are great cards for budget;
    $40:HD4650
    $60:HD4670
    $90:HD4850
    $130:HD5750
    $160:HD5770
    $280:HD5850
    $380:HD5870

    *Please note; I do not recommend him the 4870/90 because he wants to play future games.
  2. shadow187 said:
    Can you tell us what your budget is?

    512MB cards with a 128-bit bus are much faster, especially with GDDR3-5.

    Here are great cards for budget;
    $40:HD4650
    $60:HD4670
    $90:HD4850
    $130:HD5750
    $160:HD5770
    $280:HD5850
    $380:HD5870

    *Please note; I do not recommend him the 4870/90 because he wants to play future games.

    My budget is about $60 so the HD4670 seems like a good choice for me. Is there any significant difference between a 512MB 128 bit card and a 512MB 256 bit card besides price?
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    network24 said:
    My budget is about $60 so the HD4670 seems like a good choice for me. Is there any significant difference between a 512MB 128 bit card and a 512MB 256 bit card besides price?

    256-bit bus can handle many more graphical operations, but 128-bits of power should be fine for what you wanna do.
  4. LivingOnMyPC said:
    256-bit bus can handle many more graphical operations, but 128-bits of power should be fine for what you wanna do.

    Ok thanks for the help
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