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November 5, 2010 12:13:06 AM

I got a gtx 260 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

and I want to upgrade to this one

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470

do you think its worth upgrading now? or should I just stick to 260 until a better and more efficient gpu comes out? The games that I'm about to play is Tera online which is coming up next year 2011 and Black ops

oh and if you have any other GPU that you can suggest, please do. My current GPU can't handle SC2 on Ultra mode so I'm kind of pissed :|

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a c 1407 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 12:30:44 AM

What is the rest of your system and the resolution of your monitor?
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November 5, 2010 1:09:40 AM

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Acer H243Hbmid 24" max 1920 x 1080 contrast ratio : 40000:1 Max (ACM)
i7 nehalem 2.66ghz
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a c 1407 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 1:23:08 AM

GTX470 will be a great upgrade but then again the HD69xx series and GTX580 are both around the corner.
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November 5, 2010 1:32:15 AM

yea but I need a more budget gpu like 300 usd below.
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a c 1407 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 10:28:35 AM

The HD6950 might fall inside that price bracket.
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 10:30:45 AM

Just wait for the 6900 series to launch.If you're impatient, you can get a GTX 470 SOC from Gigabyte for 310$.
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November 5, 2010 5:26:55 PM

My advice is to stay away from AMD/ATI video cards completely. The have always had buggy drivers and still do. Someone is sure to point out that Nvidia has had buggy drivers also and that's true but with Nvidia it's an exception to the rule and with AMD/ATI it's the rule rather than the exception. Their reviews always look good but you never hear reviewers talk about their chronic driver issues.
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a c 231 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 5:29:57 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-rad...

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I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel and you may not notice a worthwhile difference in performance.


That's a two tier upgrade based upon the chart under that quote.

However, I'd grab this for $270 and use the old 260 for PhysX

EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 1407 U Graphics card
November 5, 2010 7:27:24 PM

ram1009 said:
My advice is to stay away from AMD/ATI video cards completely. The have always had buggy drivers and still do. Someone is sure to point out that Nvidia has had buggy drivers also and that's true but with Nvidia it's an exception to the rule and with AMD/ATI it's the rule rather than the exception. Their reviews always look good but you never hear reviewers talk about their chronic driver issues.

Posting comments like this requires proofs. As an owner of multiple Graphics cards from both Nvidia and ATI and have never had driver issues with either I believe your statement is false!
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December 16, 2010 4:05:27 PM

Best answer selected by johnkx.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 6:26:48 PM

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