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Not sure what to do.... Graphics card advice, please.

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September 22, 2010 6:18:41 PM

My system:
Q9550
4GB RAM OCZ
750w psu antec
60GB agility SSD
1TB seagate
win 7 64bit

I would like to upgrade my video card from the current 4670 ATI to something better. I don't play high end games to often (once a month) but when I do I would prefer to play at the highest quality. I mainly do encoding programming etc. I was thinking of going for nvidia for the CUDA, but I like that AMD had eyefinity for three monitors.

For a budget I would prefer under $150 but willing to go above

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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September 22, 2010 6:21:43 PM

HD 5770 is $130
GTX 460 768MB is $180
HD5830 is $180

pick one as you would.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 6:21:53 PM

There is a Zotac GTX460 that can run up to four monitors at once now.
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September 22, 2010 6:26:59 PM

Mousemonkey said:
There is a Zotac GTX460 that can run up to four monitors at once now.



I like the way this sounds! Is there a specific one?
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September 22, 2010 6:29:12 PM

christiangordon said:
I like the way this sounds! Is there a specific one?

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 3DP 1GB 256-bit (710MHz/3600MHz) [ZT-40407-10P]

you might need to pony up $250+ for this.
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September 22, 2010 6:33:28 PM

no, I think most nVidia card will not support more than 2 displays except the one mentioned above. Or if you buy two of them and do SLi.

I dont know if eyefinity and crossfire are working together now. if yes, you can use up to 6 monitors with two 5770 crossfire, well still pay $260.
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September 22, 2010 6:36:16 PM

cirslevin said:
no, I think most nVidia card will not support more than 2 displays except the one mentioned above.

I dont know if eyefinity and crossfire are working together now. if yes, you can use up to 6 monitors with two 5770 crossfire, well still pay $260.

I think you'll find that there is only one card that can run 6 monitors and that's the 6 port 5970 which costs a lot more than $260.
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September 22, 2010 6:38:26 PM

my board doesn't support sli or crossfire

i am currently using my 4670 with (2) usb to vga adapters so that I have 4 screens.
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September 22, 2010 6:41:57 PM

450 or 460 or 460SC wud be my choices
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September 22, 2010 6:42:58 PM

christiangordon said:
my board doesn't support sli or crossfire

i am currently using my 4670 with (2) usb to vga adapters so that I have 4 screens.


then may be pick a 5770 ($130) or 5830 ($180) for 3 displays.
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September 22, 2010 6:45:18 PM

is the 5830 vs the 460 better for encoding?
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September 22, 2010 6:45:50 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
450 or 460 or 460SC wud be my choices

460 is a good option at $180

450 is definitely not a good option at #130
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September 22, 2010 6:48:52 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Meh, so I was one digit out, ATi and their confusing naming schemes are to blame for that! It's still more than $260 though isn't it?

it sure is.
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September 22, 2010 6:51:29 PM

From benchmarks I have looked at it seems like the GTX460 is better then the 5830

Plus the 5830 is about $200 when the 460 is about $170
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September 22, 2010 6:57:03 PM

I guess final question about this:

GTX 460 192bit or 256bit? what is really the difference?
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September 22, 2010 6:59:01 PM

christiangordon said:
I guess final question about this:

GTX 460 192bit or 256bit? what is really the difference?

The 256 card is better for the higher resolutions and the two versions cannot be run in SLi together.
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September 22, 2010 7:02:45 PM

Best answer selected by christiangordon.
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September 22, 2010 7:13:18 PM

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