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GT240 vs. GT220 vs. 9600GT

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September 3, 2010 6:39:39 PM

I have a 8600GT 1GB DDR2 and want to upgrade. :wahoo: 

1.) GT 240 1GB, GT220 1GB DDR3 or 9600GT 1GB?

I'm thinking of these cards as they roughly cost the same.
Here in South-Africa, between 700 to 900 Rand.

2.) Dont know wich of these cards are Full HD or HD ready?
I'm geting a Samsung P2770HD LCD soon (its Full HD).

3.) I would also like to know if you can suggest an ATI card? :whistle:  (one that mathes the GT 240, GT220 or 9600GT in performance and in price)

PC Spec's:
Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR PCI-E 2.0
PSU: Gigabyte ODIN 585W 24-Pin (PCI-E 2.0 ready. 6+2 pin)
CPU: Intel E5400 Duel Core 2.7GHz
RAM: 2 GIG Ram
GPU: 8600GT 1GB DDR2
OS: Win 7 64-bit

Btw I mostly play COD MW2, BFBC2 and NFS Shift Online.

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a c 125 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 7:02:56 PM

The GT 240 is roughly a 9600GT just with newer tech. The GT220 is not good, don't get it lol. I'd say the 240 is probably best for your needs right now...
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a c 235 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 7:03:16 PM

1) all those cards are too slow to effectively use 1GB of RAM so go for a 512mb card with faster ram.

the GT 240 512mb DDR5 or 9600GT 512mb DDR3 offer similar performance. The GT 240 DDR3 and 9600GT DDR2 are a step below those.

2) all the cards mentioned can power your monitor, in fact just about any card can support up to 2560 x 1600 resolution

3) ATI competitive cards would be the ATI 5670, 5570, and 4670 DDR3 (avoid the DDR2 cards) with the former being the better of the three.

edit; for your OS go with Win 7 64 bit.
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September 3, 2010 7:26:48 PM

The DDR3 9600GT 1GB is a little bit faster than the GT240. The GT220 will be too slow to game with on a monitor that size. Just don't expect to be able to run those games on high settings with the gt240 or 9600GT. If you can get a GeForce 9800GT, Radeon HD 4770, 4830, 4850, GeForce 9800 GTX or Radeon HD 5750 (Listed in order of performance) I'd go with the highest you can afford. One other factor to consider is your power supply. What is it and do you have any power connectors (6 pin or 6+2 pin) for a PCI Express Card? Just my opinion, it comes down to how much you are willing to spend.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 2:39:30 AM

What about your PSU? brand? model?
I assume you only has 250W-300W then you can get HD5670, that's more powerful than GT220/GT240/9600GT.
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September 4, 2010 11:50:36 AM

wa1 said:
What about your PSU? brand? model?
I assume you only has 250W-300W then you can get HD5670, that's more powerful than GT220/GT240/9600GT.


PSU: Gigabyte ODIN 585W 24-Pin (PCI-E 2.0 ready. 6+2 pin)
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 12:38:06 PM

Well, with that PSU you can get GTX460 or HD5850 (depend on your budget), that will CRUSH GT220/GT240/HD5670 easily... :) 
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September 8, 2010 6:23:50 PM

I'm going for the HD5670 512MB DDR5 128-bit PCI-E 2.0 becuase it falls in my budget (just 100 Rand extra)
Thanks to all.
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September 8, 2010 6:25:59 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 8, 2010 6:38:36 PM

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