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March 9, 2011 7:56:54 AM

Hi all! I have been out of the loop so to speak and had a quick question. I want to upgrade my POS 4650 with something better. About 5 months ago I was going to get a 5770. Any suggestions? My budget is around $230 bucks. Thank you in advance. :D 

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March 9, 2011 8:21:37 AM

bigtrev85 said:
Hi all! I have been out of the loop so to speak and had a quick question. I want to upgrade my POS 4650 with something better. About 5 months ago I was going to get a 5770. Any suggestions? My budget is around $230 bucks. Thank you in advance. :D 

It's really kind of a good time to be a video-card shopper. Five months ago, you wouldn't have been able to get a Radeon 5870 for $200, but now you can! 5850s are anywhere from $160-$230 now.

There's a GTX 470 on newegg right now right around your price range:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additionally, A GTX 560 is a heck of a card around $250.

I wouldn't suggest the radeon 68xx series, because even in DX11 titles, the 5870 beats them out.

If you like AMD, go with the 5870. If you can spend $250, the Radeon 6950 is the way to go.
If you like Nvidia, go with the 470. If you can spend $250, the 560 is the way to go.

This review contains performance for the cards I've mentioned and more:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/

I tend toward the Nvidia cards these days because of the superior driver support with multi-card (SLI) setups.

Remember, though, Nvidia and AMD list power requirements in the 500Ws for single-card setups. Make sure you have the PSU to support your video card.
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March 9, 2011 3:05:50 PM

bigtrev85 said:
Hi all! I have been out of the loop so to speak and had a quick question. I want to upgrade my POS 4650 with something better. About 5 months ago I was going to get a 5770. Any suggestions? My budget is around $230 bucks. Thank you in advance. :D 


Without knowing what cpu and power supply you have, nobody can make an educated suggestion.

If your psu and cpu are up to par, this is in your range after rebate ($245 free shipping). This can be flashed to a 6970 as well, with no risk, because it has dual bios so you can always go back.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 9, 2011 4:37:48 PM

please post your system specsand monitor resolution.
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