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Upgrading from an 8400gs for under $150

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December 6, 2010 9:18:09 AM

Planning on getting one in the next month or so, the important thing is getting the best power to money ratio possible. Probably spending somewhere between $75 and $150.

My current card is a PCIe 16x GeForce 8400gs with 256 megs. I'll be getting a power supply to fit whatever I get, so don't worry about that.

CPU is a core 2 quad (not extreme), 3 gigs of ddr2. I have room for a double width card, but SLI or Crossfire isn't an option. Won't be overclocking. Monitor resolution is 1680x1050 over DVI.

Newegg is my usual go to, and I've generally used Nvidia cards, but that's not firm.

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December 6, 2010 9:43:32 AM

At that resolution a GTX 460 768 MB is a good choice if you want to play the latest games at maximum detail.
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December 6, 2010 9:45:55 AM

I'll recommend the HD 5770 over the GTX 768 MB.. They both perform on par with each other but the 5770 costs quite less.. Which games do you play and what is your monitor resolution.? If you run any other application(s) along with your games then do mention them also..
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December 6, 2010 9:49:12 AM

I'll recommend the HD 5770 over the GTX 768 MB.. They both perform on par with each other but the 5770 costs quite less.. Which games do you play and what is your monitor resolution.? If you run any other application(s) along with your games then do mention them also..
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December 6, 2010 9:56:00 AM

As stated before resolution is 1680x1050. Not trying to run anything too crazy, but the ability to play just about anything (at reduced graphics levels if needed) is ideal.
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December 6, 2010 10:19:03 AM

Tamz_msc said:
I am pretty sure that the GTX 460 768 MB is much faster than the HD 5770
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/172?vs=156

But it's also $40 more expensive, and the worst performance on that chart at my resolution is for Crysis: Warhead at full everything with 16 FPS.

Like I said, price for power is the goal here, and $40 for power I won't use is money down the drain.
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a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 10:28:15 AM

Its the HD 5770 that gives 16 FPS, the GTX 460 gives 23.6 FPS.
Here is a comparison:
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December 6, 2010 10:37:31 AM

That was my point really, as that's still probably more than I need, so spending even more on a gtx460 makes little sense.

Power isn't everything here. That is my main point.
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a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2010 7:05:17 AM

^It looks like a good deal.
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December 13, 2010 11:17:50 PM

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December 14, 2010 7:16:04 AM

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