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January 24, 2010 1:50:51 PM

Hey everybody,

I'm looking forward to playing the new Aliens Vs Predator game next month, and I've heard all sorts of exciting news about how it utilizes the new features in Direct X 11. I was even considering upgrading from XP to Win 7 so I could get the DX11.

Imagine my dismay when I found out my current GeForce 8800 GTS 512 that I bought a year or two ago doesn't support DX11 : \

I've currently got: ((Sorry if this looks like a stupid format, I just didn't want to leave out any info that might be important))
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual with 3.21 GHz (6400+)
2 gb Ram

Could anyone please tell me what DX11 compliant graphics cards I ought to look into, how much they cost, and how big an improvement they will be over my current 8800 gts 512?

Thank you very much for your help, and let me know if you need any more information to help me!

-Jeremy

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a c 125 U Graphics card
January 24, 2010 1:59:30 PM

If you have the money for it and your monitor supports resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and/or above then I'd recommend a HD5850, If money is an issue then a HD5770 will do just fine.
The HD5750 does support DX11 but is weak (ish) and really a huge upgrade from your current 8800GTS.

Make sure you have a quality 500W PSU.


BTW I would have thought that the makers of AvG would make sure the user can also play it in DX10, not just in DX11.
I think it will be awhile before we see DX11 only games.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
January 24, 2010 2:01:25 PM

"Im not allowed to edited this message"

But what I meant to say was that a 5750 would NOT be a huge upgrade.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 24, 2010 2:42:00 PM

I'll say your current system is still strong enough to play any games recently.
If u want to upgrade when just say your budget, then we could make a suggestion for u.
What about your PSU? brand? model?
Monitor?
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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2010 2:50:12 PM

Wait for Nivida's DX11 card, Fermi, they have added architecture to deal with the new code implemented in dx11. ATI 5 series cards take a huge performance hit in the DX11 game Dirt2. Maybe the next game will show better performance. Something tells me it won't.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 24, 2010 2:52:14 PM

The HD5770 would be a good choice and a decent upgrade on the 8800GTS. It should be fine for your PSU as it uses less power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The HD5850 would better if your resolution is 1920x1080 or above but it's also quite expensive and I would recommend a better processor to go with it.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
January 24, 2010 3:01:03 PM

notty22 said:
Wait for Nivida's DX11 card, Fermi, they have added architecture to deal with the new code implemented in dx11. ATI 5 series cards take a huge performance hit in the DX11 game Dirt2. Maybe the next game will show better performance. Something tells me it won't.


Not all games are like Dirt 2, in Stalker I get more FPS in DX11, than I do in DX10 on AVG.
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January 24, 2010 3:01:19 PM

buy anything above 4850 in ati
if you want DX11 supp go only for ati!
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January 24, 2010 3:04:49 PM

Thanks for the replies, everybody!

I know AvP will be playable even with DX9, but I understand if you use the 11 it opens all sorts of crazy lighting/facial expression options.

I think I'll just wait and see if there is a huge difference and/or if there are issues like you said with dirt 2. If it looks like the DX11 is working great, I'll pick up the 5750 or 5770, as my monitor maxes at 1680x1050

Thank you all again very much for your help!
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January 24, 2010 3:05:24 PM

Best answer selected by Vellian.
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