Hello,my mobo,M4A78-HTPC,4GB RAM,AMD 9550.Want to connect 40'' LED TV for HD movies,FSX and LOMAC game.I need suggestion for a graphic card,which can be used in higher end mobo,in case if i upgrade my mobo[DDR3] after 1 or 2 years.budget max 300$[Rs15000]
If you're not looking at upgrading your CPU any time soon, I'd suggest any of the GTX460 options out there - with your resolution I'd go for the 1GB version (not just because of the extra memory...). I think the GTX580/570 would be overkill for your system. The GTX460 stays very cool, has a low profile, has the right price, and it's rather nicely overclockable down the line.
I absolutely didn't understand what you meant by this!
Corsair VX450 PSU price to checked in bangalore.Store guy also insisted to change PSU and casing if upgrading to HD6870,but brand of PSU,he dnt mention.Case is cooler master.All together GPU,PSU and casing,he quoted 25000Rs.
Whatever is the suggestion,it should be useful if im upgrading after 1 year.
OK, just to be clear, are you still only looking for suggestions on a video card or are you now in a position for a comprehensive upgrade? It just seems that people are not addressing your original question... And while that's not a problem, this is the one reason I stopped asking for suggestions on forums (and Tom's is the worst for this) because you ask for a videocard suggestion and all of a sudden people are giving you recommendations for motherboards, processors and RAM. Can you please clarify. Thanks.
malmental I know what you mean and yes, of course it crossed my mind, but reading his first post it's clearly stated that he has a set budget ($300) and will be possibly upgrading in 1 to 2 years - it says nothing at all about what we think he should do, rather, clearly asking for advice on a reliable but ready-for-an-upgrade video card option. I don't see how he can build a "modern" system for $300 that would increase the performance benefit over what he has now. So, as you see, I simply asked him if his plans have changed. He already has the optimal system in terms of his current budget, and I don't see anything inherently wrong with his specs. So what if he doesn't have a "showroom" CPU, or a state-of-the-art motherboard? It's clear from his post that he's not looking for top scores in synthetic benchmarks.
And by the way, what he has right now is fantastic for HTPC functionality, and yes, it even surpasses the recommended system for LOMAC!
I still recommend a GTX460, hands down, it's the best value (meaning, performance to cost ratio). Yes, I own one, but this is not why I am recommending it to you. The reason I think it fits the bill for you is, firstly, the price, it can't be beat for what you're getting. Under load, the GTX460 hits about 66C (but I don't ever go over 55C) after 1 hour of 3dMark Batch Size test, vs the HD6870 which hits 82C, performance wise, well, that's hard to guess given your set-up, but I'd say it would be around similar outcome, so, why not go with the least expensive option?
Don't forget, the GTX460 can also do CUDA (may be a benefit to you if you take advantage of it, as I do for my HTPC functions). It's great in games, and awesome for HD movies.
Other than that, it's really all about personal taste and brand loyalty. I don't really care what I own as long as it has the right value for my needs. In this case, the 460 did if for me hands down. I seriously have no complaints. Great drivers, great product and that's what matters. The HD6870 is a good product too, though.
what is EVGA GTX 460 FTW? i was reading the compasirons of HD 6850 vs HD6870 vs GTX 460, GTX 460 seems tobe better option,value for money.But i never in to over clocking.Nvidia also has 3D,options.Since i have sony 3D TV,it maybe usefull now or when im upgrading my system after some time,at that time i think i should go for dual GPU slot motherboard.Will this GTX 460 stand for next 2 years.
The EVGA GTX460 FTW is just a factory overclocked model edition of the standard GTX460. You may not be into overclocking (yet), but, the GTX460 can overclock so well, and so easily that it's a no-brainer to do it. It can easily increase real-time performance. If you don't want to overclock yourself (even though it's so so easy), and the price is right, then go ahead and get a factory overclocked edition.
As for the 460's staying power, well, that's hard to guess but you'll still probably be able to find it on the market, albeit probably won't be too practical. Don't make any decision today for the benefit of something you may or may not even do two years from now. Get something of great value today, and enjoy it.