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March 21, 2011 4:13:54 AM

so i recently build a new computer and the only thing in it i havn't upgraded yet was the graphic card cause i ran outta cash. but im getting i new one and i dont know all to much about which would be better then the other. im not looking to SLi cards im just gonna be using one card while im gaming, but i am going to overclock the card. i also have a 650W power supply so nothin to worry about there. i'd always try to play at my max resolution which is 1680x1050 i'd rather sacrifice Anti-Aliasing to max my resolution cause Anti-Aliasing i dont bother much about. i play high quality games so i need to know which would be better for that reason. im spending around 200 bucks and i think i've narrowed it down to these two card. im not sure which would be better cause nVidia has physx, not many games use it but its always good to have. But im using a AMD processor and my friend said a radeon card would work better together with an AMD processor. so these are the 2 cards.

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
-Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you have any other suggestions for great graphic cards that would work well for high quality gaming, thats also like 200/210 bucks or less just put down the link or the name of the card and ill check it out.

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a c 106 U Graphics card
March 21, 2011 4:51:56 AM

The 6870 is the faster of the two. Of course, if you're into overclocking and tweaking then you can probably OC the Hawk fast enough to surpass the 6870 (not much OC room on the 6870), but the Hawk really shines when you pair it with water cooling and overclock it.

Anyway I say just get the 6870. It should generally be more than enough for 1680x1050 especially if you don't use AA or AF.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
March 21, 2011 4:52:40 AM

Of course, a single 6870 can max out alot of games at that res even with AA and AF with a few exceptions.
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