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Step up from 8800gt?

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July 15, 2010 4:47:21 AM

My 8800gt recently broke..

I was wondering what one step up from the 8800gt would be?

I don't have a lot of money to spend.. but what would the best graphics card be with just a step up from the 8800gt?

thanks

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a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 4:53:01 AM

How about a Radeon 5770? Or if you want to spend a little($50 or so) more, a GTX 460 1GB
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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 5:07:28 AM

There are a lot of cards that are a step up from the 8800GT, whats is your price range? If you want to future proof go with a 460 GTX as Jryan said, but we need to know your budget.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 8:27:46 AM

If you don't have a lot money then you can get HD4850 or GTS250.
How much do you want to spend?
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
July 15, 2010 12:52:46 PM

+1 GTS250 or HD4850 are your cheapest options.
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July 15, 2010 12:55:21 PM

gtx 460 the next great card after 8800gt

i m upgrading from 8800gt too :D 

gtx 460 FTW....!!!!
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July 15, 2010 1:35:30 PM

You have a few options. You have the GTS250 or Radeon HD4850 which are similar in performance (and are DirectX 10 cards like your 8800gt), or the more future proof Radeon HD5750. (It supports DirectX 11 and a few other new features). You can find the Powercolor 1GB 5750 for $130 on Newegg. I guess the question is whether you plan on using this card for a long time or just until you get something better. I would suggest looking up some reviews on those 3 and then check prices. Note: when looking at benchmarks keep in mind that the 9800gt is the same card as your 8800gt, it is just a new name.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 9:51:09 AM

I would say you'll better with HD5750, but that powerColor card is 2.1 card.
What pcie slot version is your motherboard?
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 10:44:01 AM

Try this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This particular card doesn't run very hot...and it's amazingly quiet!! I stepped up from a 9400GT to this one after wuite a bit of research and I can say confidently that it was a good choice!

I would pick this over the HD5750. Of course, if you have the buck, then go for the GTX460....nothing better than that for the price!
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July 16, 2010 12:41:22 PM

The 5750 will be faster, cooler, and use less energy. And PCI Express 2.1 is backwards compatible with version 1.0 and 2.0 so it will work fine. My brother in law is running a PCI Express 2.1 HD 5770 in his old Nforce motherboard with a PCI Express Rev. 1.0 slot. If you can spare the extra 5 bucks though, I'd seriously consider stepping up to the 1GB version. Games require more memory every day.
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July 18, 2010 3:16:34 AM

Andon48 said:
The 5750 will be faster, cooler, and use less energy. And PCI Express 2.1 is backwards compatible with version 1.0 and 2.0 so it will work fine. My brother in law is running a PCI Express 2.1 HD 5770 in his old Nforce motherboard with a PCI Express Rev. 1.0 slot. If you can spare the extra 5 bucks though, I'd seriously consider stepping up to the 1GB version. Games require more memory every day.


thanks for the gread advice. I have a gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R. would that work with the 5750?
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July 19, 2010 12:19:19 PM

derik123derik123 said:
thanks for the gread advice. I have a gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R. would that work with the 5750?


Yes it will. That has a Rev. 2.0 PCI Express slot.
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