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March 12, 2011 3:52:08 PM

i 'm going to buy a Gpu with the following specifications

1) 1 GB GDDR5
2) DX 11
3) Shader Model 5.0
4) Open GL - Latest
5) latest features
6) less than $180

please help me for choosing


which is better ATI or Nvidia?

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March 12, 2011 4:11:27 PM

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can you give more info?
power supply, computer specs and monitor resolution
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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2011 4:32:07 PM

then you have a choice between GTX 460 and HD 6850, and you can't actually say which is better Ati or Nvidia, both have good cards
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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2011 10:10:15 PM

If you might use 3 monitors, then AMD has the advantage. If you might use applications that take advantage of uploading some processing from the CPU ( only a few do now but I expect a lot more to later) than nVidia has the advantage. In the majority of cases, the choice is not between the two as such but in looking at the performance of particular cards for particular games.

I recommend this deal - an EVGA GTX 460 768MB - a $190 card on sale and after rebate for $110 with free shipping:

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

The 768MB version performs almost as well as the 1 GB version:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics...

And the 768MB version is on the current THG Best Cards for the Money list at the $150 price point:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphic...

But make sure you check your PSU and confirm that it has enough power. If you have questions about checking power supplies, you might review the relevant page at upgradevideocards.com:

http://www.upgradevideocards.com/criteria.html

See the information on PSUs about 2/3 way down the page.

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March 13, 2011 4:49:37 AM

i don't need to buy an GTX series because that are more expensive

I just only need a GT or GTS series
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 6:48:27 AM

Yes, you can buy a GTS 450 for about a $100 to $110 or for the same money you can get the GTX listed above that is on sale and is about 40% more powerful:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GT_440/...

Your choice.

Have you figured out what PSU you have and what cards it will support?
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March 13, 2011 5:42:39 PM

I m going to buy Asus M4N68T - M V2 motherboard
will the GTS 450 work on this motherboard?
is there any power problems?
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a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2011 5:44:09 PM

yes GTS 450 will work, about power problems idk
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March 14, 2011 3:35:06 AM

if i will bought any other asus motherboard ie ; AM3 socket and
AMD 760G or above chipsets to AMD 790X chipsets motherboards

the GTS 450 will work on these motherboards?
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 2:20:09 PM

yup
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March 14, 2011 3:56:44 PM

thank you
i'm going to buy GTS 450
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 5:11:58 PM

well don't expect much.... what are your full system specs.....???? without this info no one can really give you a good recommendation
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 6:38:23 PM

You still have not told us what PSU you have - a key component that often severely limits video card choices - or keeps larger cards from working in smaller systems.
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 6:52:28 PM

^+1 agreed, don't jump to decisions here
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March 15, 2011 3:17:38 AM

my full system spec is

phenom II 555 3.2Ghz
Asus M4A78LT-M motherboard
2 GB DDR3 1066Mhz Ram
500 GB HDD
Windows 7 32bit


is these good for GTS 450?
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 3:19:52 AM

power supply make and model? add 2 gigs of ram
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March 15, 2011 3:21:26 AM

i don't know the power supply
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 3:24:12 AM

get a psu from a reputable brand of around 500w watts if you don't have one before you consider upgrading your video card, also add 2 gigs of ram
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March 15, 2011 3:27:04 AM

i will add 2 gb ram

but what about psu?
i already have one . but i dont know what the model and power supply is
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 3:27:32 PM

look in your case, read the specs off the side, if you can't do that there is no way in hell you will be replacing it yourself anyways? give me a site and a budget and I will pick one out for you
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2011 4:35:15 PM

As I said above "But make sure you check your PSU and confirm that it has enough power. If you have questions about checking power supplies, you might review the relevant page at upgradevideocards.com:

http://www.upgradevideocards.com/criteria.html

See the information on PSUs about 2/3 way down the page. "

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March 17, 2011 3:43:49 AM

i'm using Intex psu maximum power 220watts
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 1:28:37 PM

^^you will have to upgrade your psu if you want to run a gts 450, If you value your components, do not attempt to run your system on that piece of crap, unless you want to run the risk of frying your components. It is not smart to go cheap on a psu...
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March 17, 2011 2:14:03 PM

which psu is better for me?
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 5:39:25 PM

This 500w Corsair PSU would be an excellent choice at $40 with free shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2011 7:33:13 PM

^+1 yeah that would fit this OP needs quite well agreed
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March 25, 2011 11:57:59 AM

i bought 450watts intex psu
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April 7, 2011 12:06:51 PM

Best answer selected by ren007r.
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