Im looking to upgrade my old 4670 to something better. My Max Budget is 200$ but I would rather have something closer to 175-180.
Mobo- MSI 870A-G54 (has 16x pcie and 16x pcie that runs at 4x)
amd quad core 2.9ghz processor
500watt psu from silverstone
4gb of ram
Im really just looking for something to improve my performance on a number of games. I dont have any completely necessary performance requirements other than I would like to see an appreciable increase from my 4670.
After seeing the top video cards for the money for november I was thinking about the HD 6850 or the GTX460
seeing as they are about the same is either one recommended and if so, is any specific manufacturer recommended, should i go with the same manufacturer as my mobo MSI?
Also one more thing, Since im running dual monitors would it be possible to hook each up to its own videocard, like hook my side monitor up to the old 4670 and the main monitor to the new video card I buy? I suppose i might have to get the HD6850 to do this just because of brands.
Any input is greatly appreciated
Things I forgot-
Ill buy anywhere thats reputable
Closer to $180, you could do a custom HD6850 (those are $170-$190). Good designs to look for are Sapphire's Toxic, MSI's HAWK, and Asus' DirectCU. Otherwise a 1GB GTX460 wouldn't be bad, but it'll take a bit more power.
You'll also be pushing things a bit with your PSU, but it's not that bad.
Keep in mind this system is higher-end than yours (except the GPU, of course).
And both the GTX460 and HD6850 are great overclockers. The 6850 is better overall though (IMHOO) because it's still got a lower power draw, and even reference 6850's can overclock with the best of them.
At stock, the 6850 outperforms the 460 more often than not, especially at 2560. Overclocked, which is how most 460s come today, changes the equation. Most believe the 460 overclocks very well . . . so the conclusion generally reached is here:
So I think i Have decided to go with the 6850 now i just gotta decide on the brand to go with
On newegg everything good seems to be sold out except XFX and Visiontech
the only reason i like vision tech more is that it comes with a dvi-->vga converter (yes i know its vga, but I got a free 18" vga monitor and its a nice second screen for itunes or something) Vision tech already has the lifetime warrentee but is it a reputable brand, easy to RMA? Same goes for XFX is it easy to RMA?
Tigerdirect has more available, so does anyone have any recomendations