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August 9, 2010 8:37:31 PM

I would like some advice on a new ATI GPU for the future. I took the sticky on how to ask for advice and edited to what I thought you should know. All the while not bottle-necking anything if possible.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime in the next month and no more than $250ish, maybe up to $300 but I'd rather not.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: play FFXIV when it comes out next month, play FFXI now, Folding@Home, home theater/watching movies

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 3870 and Corsair 620W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Current system is e8400 @ 4.0 ghz with Gigabyte UD3P board and Dark knight cooler, dual booting winXP (32 bit) and win7 Pro (64 bit), 8 GB of RAM (PC2-6400)

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI cards

OVERCLOCKING: No & No Crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Current system is e8400 @ 4.0 ghz, dual booting winXP (32 bit) and win7 Pro (64 bit), 8 GB of RAM


Any help would be great. Thanks!!!

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August 9, 2010 8:45:54 PM

since you want to stick with ATI and have a budget around $250, start looking on newegg for sales of the ATI 5850. its a very good card at 1080p and you have plenty of power for it. it tends to be within your stated budget.
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August 10, 2010 4:43:06 AM

^+1
Another vote for HD5850...
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August 10, 2010 1:59:05 PM

Pretty much as I figured, if I had said Nvidia would be ok, then it would be the 470 as a choice?

Thanks.
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August 10, 2010 2:08:51 PM

470 would be way out of your budget. It costs something around $330.
But GTX460 fits and is a great card from nVidia.
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