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
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 . 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
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.
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.
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.