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February 15, 2010 2:06:52 PM

I currently have a 7300GT 512MB DDR2 128-Bit
I play World of Warcraft, Counter strike, COD4
What would be the perfect upgrade from this?
I'm confused due to the fact the price difference in various cards is not much (like $10-15 in most cases)

This is Price Group-1 (cards I'm getting at almost similar price around $75):
9500GT 1GB 128-Bit DDR2 or
9600GSO 1GB 128-Bit DDR2 or
GT220 1GB 128-Bit DDR2


Or I could spend some more and go for Price Group-2 (again prices are almost same range around $110):
9600GT 1GB 256-Bit DDR3
9800GT 512MB 256-Bit DDR3 or
GT240 1GB 128-Bit DDR3

I would really need some advice on what is the best choice to go for, I dont mind spending the extra $ on the 9600GT/9800GT but I don't know if it would be a difference in performance significantly for the extra bucks and whether it's worth it or not?

And also one more thing, I'm looking for either an EVGA or an XFX, please recommend which is the bette to go for.

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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 2:09:47 PM

whats your system specs and monitor resolution?
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February 15, 2010 2:13:39 PM

Intel C2D E6750 2.66Ghz
Intel DP45SG
Kingston 4GB DDR3-1333
460W CoolerMaster Extreme PSU
LCD 1440*900 Resolution (primary) and 2nd display a HDTV
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 2:18:40 PM

i would look on a ati hd4850, its a little expensive for your budget but its gonna play games well on that resolution. you wont regret it :) 

EDIT: im really not sure if your psu can handle it, anyone with more PSU knowledge what do you think??? i read here on the forum somewhere that its a tier 5 PSU and not very good :S
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February 15, 2010 2:38:29 PM

No clue :s If my PSU supports an HD4850 I'd go for it, it's almost same range as the 9800GT etc, but if I have to change PSU as well that would be a problem with budget right now :s
and is 4850>9800GT?
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 2:41:25 PM

4850 is equal to gts 250 so yes 4850>9800gt is correct :) 
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 2:44:28 PM

well i run an overclocked 5850 and an overclocked q6600 on a nexus 500w so i would think a 460w should run a 4850 and a dual core but im not 100% sure because of the tier 5 thing :S
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February 15, 2010 2:48:19 PM

What about the 9800GT would that run on 460W PSU?
And what is your take on the cards i've mentioned which one is the best bet to go for if it cant be 4850?
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 2:54:21 PM

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/731/17/

im pretty sure it would run fine, that system with the 4850 consumed a little over 230 watts at full load and it had a qx9770 quad in it, i think your safe with the 4850, id say go for it :) 
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February 15, 2010 3:40:06 PM

dang3r0us said:
What about the 9800GT would that run on 460W PSU?
And what is your take on the cards i've mentioned which one is the best bet to go for if it cant be 4850?



If you are concerned, there is a BFG Ecointelligent 9800gt that requires no supplemental power and uses 350w. This is not exactly head to head with the gts250, but I'd consider the 4850, perhaps upgrading the psu to a 550.
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February 15, 2010 4:48:18 PM

Derbixrace said:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/731/17/

im pretty sure it would run fine, that system with the 4850 consumed a little over 230 watts at full load and it had a qx9770 quad in it, i think your safe with the 4850, id say go for it :) 


And if i cant get my hands on the 4850, any advice about the cards i've mentioned, what should be the best performance wise?
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 5:00:47 PM

well if not 4850 maybe gts 250? those cards you have mentioned is not so strong, the strongest of them is the 9800gt.
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 12:04:29 AM

Hey Dangerous,

You dont need a massive card to play at 1440x 990. Even a 9800GT would be a pretty significant upgrade.

A 9800GT would be a good choice at $80.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 4850 would be a good choice at $99. I think this is the best price/performance value under $150.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A GTS 250 1 gb would be a good deal around $115.

Do not consider a 9500GT or GT 220 -- these are not gaming class cards. In graphics cards brand isnt really signifigant unless one brand offers a better warranty.
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 12:07:34 AM

A 4850 is quite a bit better than a 9800GT. If you are feeling nervous about your PSU you can get a ATI 4770 which falls in between the 9800GT and 4850 in performance. Its a newer model card so it uses less energy than the older model cards.

ATI 4770 $91.99 free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Performance chart in 3D mark.
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February 16, 2010 12:27:37 AM

Thanks, that has cleared my mind to a great extent. What about the difference of memory?
Like is there a significant difference between the performance of 512MB and 1GB variants of the same card?
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 1:08:43 AM

dang3r0us said:
Thanks, that has cleared my mind to a great extent. What about the difference of memory?
Like is there a significant difference between the performance of 512MB and 1GB variants of the same card?


More ram is usually only useful for very high resolutions or multiple monitors. If you plan to game with just the 1440x 900 then 512 would be plenty. If you are gaming with a TV along with your monitor the 1 gb might give you a minor performance boost.
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March 1, 2010 5:35:58 AM

Best answer selected by dang3r0us.
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a b U Graphics card
March 1, 2010 1:22:59 PM

Thanks! What are you considering going with?
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March 2, 2010 12:18:18 AM

deadlockedworld said:
Thanks! What are you considering going with?


I think 4850 seems to be the best option for the Price/Performance basis, or I'm thinking of a 5750 (considering it uses lesser power and newer tech), Nvidia has no dx11 card at this range which is so disappointing?
Right now I'm thinking of going with 4850/5750 or a 5770 if the deal is good, unless there is any news that nvidia would be launching its dx11 mid range cards this month?
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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2010 12:28:00 AM

No-- Nvidia will be launching its DX 11 line March 26th, but they will likely be in the $300s..

ok good -- you are thinking exactly what I would be. I dont see any fantastic deals at the moment though... Newegg had a Sapphire 5750 on sale for $129--but its sold out now. There was a 5770 for $142 last week..

A 4850 or 5750 should be plenty for 1440 by 900
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