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Best Card for 19" Monitor.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 27, 2009 9:17:15 PM

Yeh, There's probably a few threads about this but I couldn't find many by searching, and the ones I did find were fairly outdated.

as the title suggests, I am looking for the best card for a 19" monitor.

My specs at the moment:

AMD Phenom II x4 940 Stock Clocks
9600GT 512mb
4GB Kingston DDR2 800Mhz
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 Motherboard
Corsair HX Series 650w Psu

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a c 202 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 27, 2009 9:19:35 PM

what resolution is your 19" monitor? A 4870 would be a significant improvement over the 9600GT and would be able to play everything on high even if yours is 1680x1050.
November 27, 2009 9:24:09 PM

Mine's a fairly low resolution, 1440x900.

so the 4870 would be a good choice for me then?

If so, the 512MB or 1GB Model?
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a c 202 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 27, 2009 9:25:54 PM

The 512MB model will be plenty, you dont need 1GB until resolution hits atleast 1920x1080
November 27, 2009 9:27:12 PM

Alright, thanks for the help :) 

If anyone else has an input Im still gonna be looking at this thread, so go ahead and post!
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 9:30:27 PM

yep, hunter is correct.

Also take into consideration a 5770 - performs the same as the 4870 and costs slightly more, but supports dx11 and runs a bit cooler/uses less energy.
November 27, 2009 9:37:10 PM

I might actually go down the 5770 route, seeing as I'm running Windows 7.
November 27, 2009 10:02:59 PM

+1 for 5770 since it comsumes half the power in idle and about 2/3 power in load of a 4870 while giving 80-90% performance of 4870
November 27, 2009 10:07:36 PM

Thanks for all the input guys, I think Im gonna go with the HD 5770.