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Help With Graphics Card!

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February 13, 2011 7:00:57 PM

I built a new system a few months ago with a brand New Sapphire 5870 and it completely died on me. I have tried the RMA route but it sucks and have made no progress replacing the card. I have heard these cards dying sometimes and am wondering If I purchase a new card what are some good alternatives bang for the buck. I know i spent abut 400 the first time round, looking for something of similar quality but for less cash now obviously. Any ideas? Looking for a good alternative in the 200 dollar range and then the 300 range. Thanks so much

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February 13, 2011 8:09:05 PM

i'd go w/ the GTX 560 ti
a great card
the new Fermi architecture is the way to go
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February 13, 2011 8:32:36 PM

At $250, I'd do 560 Ti or 6850
At $350, I'd do 570 or 6970

Both are pretty evenly matched as single cards, if your MoBo is capable for SLI / CF (twin GFX cards), then I'd lean nVidia

The 570 scales better in SLI than the 6970 does in CF (178 to 161%)
The 560 scales better in SLI than the 6850 does in CF (189 to 171%)
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