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Which card would be best

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 14, 2011 2:00:40 AM

I'm wondering which card setup would be best from the following. My budget is about 200 dollars and everything listed is based off of the january 2011 card by price list on this site and suggestion from a few tech savvy friends.

1. GTX 260
2. Radon HD 5770
3. Radeon HD 6850
4. 2 9800 GT'S

Any suggestion not listed here is more than welcome, however I would prefer that it's a product that compusa/tigerdirect carries as there's a compusa near my house that I would be purchasing from.

My system specs are as follows:
4 gb ddr2
Intel quad Q6700 2.67 ghz
asus p5q-e motherboard
running windows 7 64-bit home premium

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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 2:03:15 AM

I say 6850 for the DX11 support. The GT's might give raw performance but I would stay away from cards that are now 4 generations old.
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 9:15:34 AM

could you tell us your monitor resolution and what PSU do you have?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 9:34:22 AM

Yes, what is your current PSU and monitor?
But, overall, from those options above, HD6850 is the winner.
March 14, 2011 11:15:09 AM

My PSU is 500w, however I've been wanting to go up to at least a 650 and can if ideal card setup for my budget requires more power. I play on a 23" monitor at 1920x1080 resolution.
March 14, 2011 11:25:02 AM

I also thought I should mention that the price just needs to be around 200, so any solution that would offer a significant performance increase but is slightly over 200 is fine.
March 14, 2011 1:35:01 PM

I'll be upgrading my cpu to an amd x4 II 955 black edition soon
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 1:37:26 PM

i wouldnt do that, the phenom II is as good as the core 2 quad clock for clock. if you OCed this q6700 of yours to 3.2ghz it would be pretty equal to a Phenom II x4 955.

and the q6700 can probably 3.4ghz or even more.
a c 189 U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 1:40:03 PM

Agree, no need to buy a new CPU, just OC your current CPU to above 3.0GHz then you'll be good for gaming... :)