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Looking to upgrade from 8800gts 320mb

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October 26, 2010 11:29:28 PM

this 8800gts 320 that i've had for a couple years now is really starting to show its age. i've been playing alot of civilization 5 and fallout new vegas lately and the performance really leaves alot to be desired. my cpu is a Phenom XII 550 @ 3.10 with 3GB ram so i think i'm ok there which means my GPU is the bottleneck. i'm looking to buy asap and i'm wondering basically whats the most bang for my buck i can get for under $100 thats gonna be a significant upgrade over my current card? thanks in advance guys

mike

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a c 235 U Graphics card
October 26, 2010 11:44:38 PM
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October 27, 2010 2:05:43 AM

it didn't. the "CF" used at the end means it's two of those in a crossfire setup, that outperformed one 4850.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 2:23:35 AM

the 8800GTS 320mb would be just below the 9600GT in performance. the 8800GTS on here is the 512mb version with the much faster GPU core then either the 8800GTS 320mb or 640mb.

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a c 106 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 3:07:36 AM

Yup, a 4850 while you can still get them. Of course if you can spend a little more money then I say go for a 5750 which is running 124.99 (109.99 after rebate) on new egg which is a little faster than the 4850 and uses less power :D . You may also be tempted by the Radeon 5770 which starts at $139.99 as well as the 4870 which also starts at $139.99. Ah tough choices indeed :D 
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October 27, 2010 5:23:04 AM

thanks alot guys, i wondered what that "CF" designation meant
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 5:39:10 AM

What is the native resolution of your monitor?
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October 27, 2010 2:09:19 PM

1680x1050 I believe, its a 22" widescreen Acer
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October 27, 2010 2:12:17 PM

I have the same monitor and a HD 4850 atm I am considering upgrading since I want more power for the future. Its a great card albeit a touch loud on the cooling side (needs it sadly) All in all tho it can play pretty much anything i throw at it. Good card for the money.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 2:16:09 PM

Yeah, something in the HD4850/HD5750/GTS 250 area is the minimum you want for that resolution. If you can hold off slightly you may want to wait on a good deal on those or better cards. Thanksgiving is coming up and with it the black friday/cyber monday sales.
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October 27, 2010 2:27:28 PM

i'm considering holding off but man, i'm addicted to fallout new vegas right now and it really is painful trying to play it with this card
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 2:36:51 PM

BTW did you try the DX9 dll fix for New Vegas? Could help out a bit in the meantime.
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October 27, 2010 2:38:23 PM

there are some GTS 250s i see on newegg for 80 bucks after rebate

edit: nevermind i guess the gts 250 doesn't really outperform the 4850
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October 27, 2010 2:39:36 PM

haven't tried the dx9 fix i'll definitely look at that
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October 27, 2010 2:54:11 PM

awesome, i wasn't sure if the modding community had gotten started on this one already
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 3:11:46 PM

The game is basically the same as Fallout 3 with a different story so most of the mods for that game just need some adjustments to make them New Vegas friendly.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
October 27, 2010 4:34:52 PM

mike523 said:
i'm considering holding off but man, i'm addicted to fallout new vegas right now and it really is painful trying to play it with this card


obsidian screwed up the game engine for new vegas. I could play FO3 on ultra settings with my FPS 45-60FPS all the time. IN new vegas (besides all the graphic bugs) I need to set it high rather then ultra and my FPS goes anywhere from 25-60FPS. In Casinos it can easily drop below 25 FPS.
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October 27, 2010 6:18:56 PM

the 4870 for 99.99 after rebate seems like a pretty good deal
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November 3, 2010 2:42:41 AM

Best answer selected by mike523.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
November 3, 2010 4:03:36 AM

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