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BEST GRAPHICS CARD FOR 1680X1050 GAMING?

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October 19, 2010 5:52:38 PM

Assuming NO other variables in this situation, I'd say a GTX 470. A 480 would be overkill, and a 460, depending the game, might not keep up with the 470.

On the ATI side, a 5850 would be just fine. I think a 5870 would, again, be overkill.
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October 19, 2010 5:59:08 PM

What about two GTS 450 in SLI? They are cheaper than a single gtx 470 and im told they are between the 460 and 470 when it comes to performance
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October 19, 2010 5:59:16 PM

Exactly, with a lack of other system info, price range, games preference, etc. the choice of best video card would be a GTX480. I'm a big fan of overkill.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 6:04:58 PM

Well, I assume you asked for a single card solution.

Seeing as your current build utilizes one 450, then yes, adding a second will get you to a level in between the 460 and 470 in performance. As long as you don't mind the occasional hiccup in SLi compatibility or scaling, then it's a good solution for you.
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October 19, 2010 6:08:23 PM

Ok Thank you for the information
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 6:10:27 PM

Why a GTX 470?

At 1680 x 1050 a GTX 460 768MB would do perfectly fine. The GTX 460 1GB would do a little better as it has more ROPs and more RAM for high res textures and such.

Ultimately though, more system information would be handy. And knowing what you want to play would help too.

Then again, with the ATI 6850 being launched sometime in the very near future, we might want to see how it's priced @ street level and consider that as a viable option too.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 6:13:48 PM

Member Config:
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CASE: COOLERMASTER CM 690 II ADVANCED
MOTHERBOARD: EVGA P55 SLI
CPU: INTEL I5 750 W/ STOCK FAN
MEMORY: 4GB OF G SKILL DDR3 1600MHZ
HARD DRIVE: 1TB SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3
GPU: EVGA GEFORCE GTS 450 SUPERCLOCKED
PSU: COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO 600W
CD/DVD: SAMSUNG CD/DVD BURNER


Based on that, I'd say an SLI GTS 450 would do very well for you. And is cheaper by far. Unless of course you want to sell your current 450 and use that as part of your upgrade. But frankly, SLI 450's should do very well @ 1680x1050
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October 19, 2010 6:24:51 PM

jerreece said:
Member Config:
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CASE: COOLERMASTER CM 690 II ADVANCED
MOTHERBOARD: EVGA P55 SLI
CPU: INTEL I5 750 W/ STOCK FAN
MEMORY: 4GB OF G SKILL DDR3 1600MHZ
HARD DRIVE: 1TB SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3
GPU: EVGA GEFORCE GTS 450 SUPERCLOCKED
PSU: COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO 600W
CD/DVD: SAMSUNG CD/DVD BURNER


Based on that, I'd say an SLI GTS 450 would do very well for you. And is cheaper by far. Unless of course you want to sell your current 450 and use that as part of your upgrade. But frankly, SLI 450's should do very well @ 1680x1050

This is definitely a budget/cost issue. With that setup, there is the potential to go all out with a top of the line video card. The PSU is the only limiting factor. Adding another GTS450 would be the cheapest option, and would deliver performance just above the GTX460. If the funds were available, however, a pair of GTX460's would be perfectly compatible and would bump the performance from mid-range to top tier.
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October 19, 2010 6:40:47 PM

If you already have a 450 then get another. That's the best option.

If you want new hardware get the gtx470. In the future, let's say next summer get another and do a SLI setup.
You will also need another PSU for dual GTX470.

And by next year you will want to buy a 1080p screen too where the gtx470 sli setup will make difference.

I would just get another gts450.
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October 25, 2010 2:12:06 PM

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October 25, 2010 4:16:03 PM

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