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Card better than BFG TECH 8800GT OC

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March 6, 2010 6:52:49 PM

I'm looking for a card that is better than my BFG TECH 8800GT OC for less than $150, I plan on putting my 8800GT OC in my old computer and putting a new better card into my more current build:

(E8500 dual core @3.8Ghz, Evga 780i sli mobo, ddr2 800 mhz sli ready ram, 700w ocz gamexstream psu, thermaltake armor lcs w/liquid cooling, Windows 7 Home Premium w/ dx11).

I am open to any suggestions, I'm a hardcore gamer and play MW2, and Battlefield Bad Company 2.

These are the stats of my current card:

Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16

Core Clock Speed: 625 MHz

RAMDAC Clock Speed: 400 MHz

Video Memory Installed: 512 MB

Technology: GDDR3 SDRAM

Stream Processors: 112

Memory Interface: 256-bit

Memory Clock Speed: 1800 Mhz (1.8 GHz)

Features: Nvidia SLI Multi-GPU Technology, Nvidia Quantum Effects Technology

Video Output:
API Supported OpenGL 2.0, DirectX 10

Max Monitors Supported: 2

TV Interface: HDTV out

Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (2 x DVI)

HDCP compatible: Yes

Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600

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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 7:22:57 PM

The short answer would be: Radeon 5770.

I don't know if it is a quantum leap from your 8800GT OC, but it's faster and around USD$150 :p 

a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 7:41:53 PM

For 2560 x 1600, get a 5770 or 4870 at the minimum. Both cost about $150-160 new.

Or buy used 4870 or 4890 from Tomshardware's classified section for $90 and $140 respectively. (a member by the name of seer is selling them both)
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March 7, 2010 6:23:55 PM

Best answer selected by Micccx.
March 7, 2010 6:24:54 PM

Thanks guys, I'll take a look into getting a 5770, though I'm not sure if going from nvidia to ati is a good choice for me since i have a 780i sli mobo.. :) 
a b U Graphics card
March 7, 2010 6:27:50 PM

Nah, it doesn't matter. The nForce chipsets are very good (at least on Windows they are, grr). I have my 4890 on a nForce4-SLI without a problem.

March 20, 2010 3:53:16 AM

I ended up getting a 2nd 8800gt oc and put it in sli for just an extra $90, works great :)  fps almost doubled, 3dmark06 score went from 12,500 to 17,100. :)