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Cant Decide on Graphics Card???

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September 7, 2010 9:17:35 AM

I had an 8800 gt which ran well on my 21.5 in monitor, but it went out on me the other day. Looking to buy a new card but cant decide on the best choice for my specs and price range of around $150.

The cards im looking at atm are the GeForce GTS 250 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Radeon HD 5770 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If there are any other better deals for what im working with that would be greatly appreciated too.

Thanks

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September 7, 2010 9:21:52 AM

What is your PSU? brand? model?
CPU?
Motherbaord?
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September 7, 2010 9:23:44 AM

System: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz | OCZ Platinum Edition 4GB | GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 | MSI K9N2G Neo-FD | CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W | Windows 7 64 ||
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September 7, 2010 9:30:02 AM

Go with HD5770, it good for your resolution...
Meanwhile GTS250 and HD4850 are still struggle at high resolution.
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September 7, 2010 9:30:34 AM

infernox_01 said:
heres a cheaper gts 250. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the 5770 is better then the gts250, although the gts450 is supposed to be coming out next week and will be within your budget. it will have performance close to the 5770.


I was unaware that nvidia was coming out with a newer 250. Ill prob just wait for it to release and pick that up.
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September 7, 2010 9:38:52 AM

Will the 128/256 bit rate make that big of a difference on my setup?
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September 7, 2010 9:43:31 AM

DDR3 256bit is about the same performance with DDR5 128bit...
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September 7, 2010 10:54:25 AM

For 150$ a HD 5770 would be most appropriate.
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September 7, 2010 10:56:14 AM

I would agree with Tamz but it might be worth to see how the 450 benches etc before you make a choice.
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September 7, 2010 10:58:36 AM

Griffolion said:
I would agree with Tamz but it might be worth to see how the 450 benches etc before you make a choice.

Since his 8800 GT broke, he would have to get a new card pretty soon and not wait till October.On the other hand, if he is willing to wait, he can- its his choice.
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September 7, 2010 11:08:46 AM

Well it looks like his GPU died at the finishing line. I would suggest the waiting option. If that is not possible, then get something really really cheap or maybe second hand, last for month or so, then sell it off and buy HD6xxx!
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September 7, 2010 11:40:35 AM

I would wait for the GTS 450, its going to behave similar to the gtx 460. In this sense.
Its stock clock speed is 783 where it trades blows with the 5750/5770, but there will be over clocked versions out of the gate @882 where it BEATS them, and it can possibly o/c and scale up to 1000mhz.
http://www.techpowerup.com/130408/EVGA-GeForce-GTS-450-...
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September 7, 2010 9:32:49 PM

Thanks for all the reply's guys. Yeah Ill prob just end up waiting to see how the 450 benches out since my birthday isn't till October, and I'm not in that big if a hurry atm.
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September 7, 2010 9:45:55 PM

by october we may know more about the 6000 series of cards but at least the gts450 will be out by then so yeh good decision.
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