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What video card should I get?

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December 30, 2010 2:23:14 PM

Hi all!

I'd like to invest in a new video card but I'm not sure about what card to get.
I'm currently using a HD4870x2 and to be honest, it has served me very well for the last 2 year. But I have to face the truth, it'll soon be time for a pensioning. :sweat: 

So here is my question. What video card do you recommend? I'm looking for a high end video card and I'd like to stick with ATI/AMD if it's possible.
What do you say? :sarcastic: 

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December 30, 2010 2:27:20 PM

I dont think you need to upgrade.Because your gpu is good enough to play most games in High res and high detail settings.
Does your set up cause you problems or you want much more performance?
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December 30, 2010 2:33:27 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
I dont think you need to upgrade.Because your gpu is good enough to play most games in High res and high detail settings.
Does your set up cause you problems or you want much more performance?


It performs great in most games but it does meet a limit when playing games such as Crysis and I guess it wont get better over time since the graphics are improved plus the games will be optimized for dx11.
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December 30, 2010 2:36:59 PM

But what is the purpose of your upgrade?If it just to get some framerates then better save for a new build.
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December 30, 2010 2:41:57 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
But what is the purpose of your upgrade?If it just to get some framerates then better save for a new build.


New build?
Why the hell should I do that when the gpu is the only lack in my rig. Dude, I don't think you're the right guy to help me out here. And yes, the only purpose is to get a better frame rate, what else?
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December 30, 2010 2:45:28 PM

You didnt mention to me what your cpu was.
I said better you save that money for a new computer or something else otherwise such as a holiday.Cpu does influence the framerate at which you play your games.Otherwise go for the 6870.Or gtx 570.
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December 30, 2010 2:48:36 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
You didnt mention to me what your cpu was.
I said better you save that money for a new computer or something else otherwise such as a holiday.CPU does indeed affect framerates.


My cpu is a Core i7-920 @3,2ghz
All i'm asking for is the best high end video card on the market. Think you can answer me that instead of telling me that a cpu affects framerates ???
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December 30, 2010 2:55:50 PM

best gpu on the market atm is the replacment on your card the hd 5970

but the gtx 580 is single gpu and close, soon the hd 6990 will be released and it will more than likely unseat the 5970 as top card

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

to be fair though usually when you post about a graphics card you should usually just post specs up front so everybody can see your new gpu will not be bottlenecked, zulfadhli was just trying to help :D 
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December 30, 2010 3:02:28 PM

Thanks to both of you :D 

And sorry zulfadhli for not posting my specs.
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