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Replacing my 8600GT

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 11, 2010 10:39:50 AM


Im looking for a new graphics card to replace my Gainward GeForce 8600GT 512MB GDDR3. I need it for playing CSS, BF2 and TF2 so Im not looking for the best one. My computer is two years old so I'm looking for a improvement but I don't want to go overkill on the graphics. My motherboard only have PCIe 1 (not 2). I guess I'm mostly looking for a ATI card.

So I'll just list my system here and ask for the help of you fine, competent people!

Motherboard: Asus P5B, P965, Socket-775, ATX
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.67GHz 1333Mhz
RAM: Crucial DDR2 BallistiX PC8500 2048MB CL5
Graphics card: Gainward GeForce 8600GT 512MB GDDR3

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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 10:59:35 AM

For $120-$130, Get a Radeon 5750 HD,
It will give you good performance upto 1920x1200

For $160-$170, Get a Radeon 5770 HD.
It will give you great performance upto 1920x1200

Both will support:

Shader Model 5.0

Bith are new cards, will be good for more than two years or so.
a c 130 U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 11:08:17 AM

For your type of gaming, I recommend an HD5670 for $100. It's quite cheap, and will run the games listed (I'm not sure about BF2) on MAX on the highest resolutions. My HD4650 maxes out CS:S/Tf2 already.
February 11, 2010 11:14:29 AM

Thanks for your quick replys! That gives me an idea of what to look for in the grapics card djungle. Perhaps I'll go shopping today then :)