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December 4, 2010 2:23:06 AM

i have a gforce 9800gt with 2 dvi outputs. i\'m looking for a video card that is in the same range as my current one or better in the $100-$150 range. my primary reason is to get audio through the hdmi and i rather get a nvidia base card. any suggestions is appriciated.
i have a dell studi xps core i7-920, 8 gig memory. i don't have the mb manual to see if it has a port for sdpif cable to run to the current vedio card.

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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 2:35:56 AM

What is your PSU?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 2:42:17 AM

For the price range you are either looking at a 5770/GTS450 and if you are very lucky you might be able to ninja a cheap GTX460 76mb but you have to know how to shop.
The 9800gt isn't a bad card except for the 512mb versions just don't cut it. ATI is far from the quality driver wise that you may be used to however they do make it up in raw performance if the drivers don't make things worse. The GTS450 often trades places with a GTS250 in DX9 and DX10 games while in some biting at the heals of a GTX260.
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a c 620 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 3:34:56 AM

The new GTX 460 SE 1GB is better than the 9800GT and GTS 450. You should be able to find one for under $150. You might even be able to find a nice custom model with factory overclocking. It comes with 1GB of memory for higher resolutions and does HDMI audio.

This one from EVGA is $140 after rebate with free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gainward/GeForce_GTX...
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December 4, 2010 4:54:02 AM

thank you all for the replies. i'll try looking for the 460 se, the one on newegg has a mini hdmi port, so i'll keep looking.

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December 4, 2010 5:01:24 AM

never mind i just saw the mini hdmi adaptor for it
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a c 217 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 5:26:03 AM

shfish said:
never mind i just saw the mini hdmi adaptor for it


Make sure it has HDMI listed in the specs. Some of cards have displayports which look like mini HDMI.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 3:32:59 PM

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single slot or dual slot.?


The vast majority of the time dual slot. Single slot GTS450 an GTX460 are extremely rare enough to be considered as collectors items as they are not in the normal retail channel in any noticeable quantities.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 3:46:26 PM

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i know that but what can he fit in his unit.?



If his case has some half ass air flow and isn't low profile he should be fine. If he goes for a external exhausting card then he/she should be fine but if not running without the side panel and adding a fan or two will work out.
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December 4, 2010 6:17:43 PM

nforce4max said:
If his case has some half ass air flow and isn't low profile he should be fine. If he goes for a external exhausting card then he/she should be fine but if not running without the side panel and adding a fan or two will work out.



my unit is a dell studio xps, its a mid size case . gforce 9800 gt fits in it fine. is this card lot bigger physically than that? does is run much hotter than the 9800 gt? and to be honest with you i don't know if its single or dual slot.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 8:44:34 PM

The GTX460 is actually much shorter than a standard 9800gt (shorter than the ones with the 6pin connector) as for the case you better keep that whole thing cool. What is the wattage of the stock psu?
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