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Currently have 8600GT--Which card would offer low power upgrade?

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May 4, 2010 5:25:53 AM

I have an 8600 GT-a low end card by most accounts, but it does what I need it to do-for now. I am not interested in installing a large card into my system as I do not play that many 3-d games anymore (may change when Battlefield 3 comes out)
Which cards would offer an upgrade in terms of 2D(decoding) performance and have a marked increase in 3D without a major increase in power consumption?
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May 4, 2010 5:29:52 AM

hmm, a 5670 would be your best bet if you ask me. I think its about twice the performance with close to the same power draw if not less.
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May 4, 2010 12:08:22 PM

You need a low power card or low profile card?
what is your current monitor and PSU?
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