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Hello, I'm looking for a good graphic card for gaming.
My budget is $250
Resolution is 1600x900 max on my 22" asus monitor.
I plan to play a lot of all the new games and many more to come.
I don't plan to xfire anytime soon so I just want one good overall graphic card.
Once I get a bigger monitor and want better resolution then I will xfire.
Right now I don't care if its nvidia or ATI because I'm looking at the hawk talon 460 which can be overclock past 470 and almost reach 480 stock so for $214 thats not bad but I want experts opinion.

and yes i do know xfire and sli are different things but like i said adding 2 GPU is not on my list just yet.
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  1. For $250 your best bet is going to be the 5870 if you can find one on sale. If not, then the GTX470 or 6870 is the next best thing.

    Keep in mind that clock speed doesn't mean jack. You might be able to clock a GTX460 up to GTX480 speeds, but due to the lack of memory and shaders it will still perform worse. It's like claiming that because you clocked your Q6600 up to the speed of the i7 950 that they perform the same.
  2. Yea true. I'm just thinking of waiting until the end of december and see whats good price because the 5870 will probley lower in price with the 6970 coming out soon.
  3. Perhaps. You best bet is to buy one now while people are having their Christmas sales and trying to dump their inventory.
  4. What type of prossesor do you have?
    What type of Power Supply do you have(name/model numb.)?

    TO: 4745454b
    When does that happen before or after christmas?I was thinking after right?
  5. yea but with the new cards coming out mid to end of december the prices of the other cards will likely lower in price just to keep people interested.
  6. purple stank said:
    What type of prossesor do you have?
    What type of Power Supply do you have(name/model numb.)?

    TO: 4745454b
    When does that happen before or after christmas?I was thinking after right?



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  7. I would reccomend going with a 6870,but as you said prices will drop for the 58xx series cards once the new line of 69xx's come out.
  8. purple stank said:
    I would reccomend going with a 6870,but as you said prices will drop for the 58xx series cards once the new line of 69xx's come out.


    yea I'm looking at the msi twin frozr what you think?
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    Are you going to be running an Eyefinity setup now or in the future?
    If you can't wait go with a 6870 or a really good deal on a 58xx series card.
    But the best thing to do it seems is to wait till the new cards come out,who knows by then you might have enough money to buy one of the new 69xx series.
  10. gougeface said:
    yea I'm looking at the msi twin frozr what you think?



    I can't find any DirectCU versions(maybe they haven't come up with one yet) so that looks like the next best thing.
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