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March 12, 2010 4:06:49 AM

I currently have a Geforce 8600 GTS and im looking to upgrade to somthing better. I recently upgraded from 2 1440X900 19" dell monitors and got two 23" Acer 1920X1080's. The game i currently run EVE Online started getting some frameskip at the new higher resolution and had to lower the graphics settings when running one client as opposed to the 2-3 I normally run.

I really want a card that can hadle at least 2 clients on very good to max settings without SLI or Crossfire.


Any Suggestions? $100-200. If possible

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March 12, 2010 4:33:45 AM

A radeon hd 5770 would be a good upgrade and you can get one for around $160.
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March 12, 2010 4:54:58 AM

Yeah an HD5770 is your best choice in that price range. It's several times more powerful than your old card and pretty good for 1920x1080.
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March 12, 2010 9:31:53 AM

5770 or 4890, 4890 is more powerful but it doesnt have dx11, runs a bit hotter etc..

and if you go with the 4890 you dont have to worry about the issues with 5770 like grey screen.
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March 12, 2010 8:25:11 PM

Will there be any problems swapping to an ATI card from a system currently using an Nvidia card?
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March 12, 2010 10:34:49 PM

No, just make sure to uninstall the Nvidia drivers first. Running driver sweeper to be safe is a good idea as well.
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March 12, 2010 11:06:28 PM

Arhilion said:
Any Suggestions? $100-200. If possible


Save more money :)  kidding

While the 5770 would be a significant improvement, question ya gotta ask before whipping out the credit card is "will it be enough ?" If your sticking with EVE, no worries, but at 1920 x 1200 resolution, the 5770 has a tough time in today's DX11 games with just one monitor.....here's a recent (Feb 25) comparison of some viable cards

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=937&...

Ignore the 275 score as it's obviously not in DX11 ....

The 5830 looks like a more viable candidate .... for today's games .... what you have to think about though is how long these cards have to last you ? If 2 years, then I'd grab a 5830 or 5850 .... if 3 or 4 years, then i don't think even those cards will get you thru XMas 2011
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March 14, 2010 6:51:00 AM

Well i installed my 5770 today and its pretty much exactly what I wanted run's a single eve client on max settins around 130 FPS and 2 at 60 FPS cant ask for much more.
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