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Hi Guys, i need a new GPU

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April 8, 2011 7:55:39 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ( this week ) BUDGET RANGE: (USD $250-300)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, ( DragonAge Origins and DragonAge2 , Crysis 2, COD:Blackops, Mafia 2, WoW, Deadspace 2, HomeFront, Warcraft , Assasins Creed, PoP, Risen , The witcher etc etc )

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: (i have two gpu's atm, those are evga 9800gtx and 8400gs, and i have a PSU ( Cooler Master 600W Extreme Power)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
(Cpu: i5 760 2.8ghz,
MoBo: Asus p7h55d-m pro
memory - Corsair DDR3 8Gb Ram!
Chasis : Antec SixHundred!

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (i am going to singapore this week, so i am going to buy a gpu from there)

PARTS PREFERENCES: (i have my eyes on the ATI cards, and all my friends are pumping me up to get an ATI GPU, but still i was confused since i didnt had much options, so i just want to carry out 2-3 years out of this card, or maybe more, cause my next expense will be on guitar which i need to buy, so yes, please can someone from here suggest me which one would be best for me? i had my eyes on Nvidia GTX 560, 460, 465, and ATI 6870, 6850, 6950,5850, 5830, 5770, since all of these cards are under my budget and my PSU can also handle them, also i need to know which one should i get a one of XFX? HIS? Sapphire? MSI? i dont know much to go with which manufacturer is better? and also keeping in mind , the editions of the cards, i had my eyes and i was so reluctant to get a ati 6870 turbo or ICEQ, but then i stopped and thought of i should get some advice, please do let me know which of the cards will come in more handy for me, and which one should i get for e.g. sapphire, Xfx, HIS? etc etc )

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe! 35% i might overclock , 65% NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (in between 1024x768-1440x900)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: ( i only have 2 days, before i depart to SG , so please , a little bit of haste with relevant info and suggestions would be a lot appreciated and i will be forever in your debt, for making me happy XD

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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2011 8:04:23 PM

A 6870 or a 560 would be fine. You can get most 6870's for under $250 now on Newegg, but you're getting it from Singapore, so I'm not sure what the prices there would be.

For both Nvidia and AMD cards in regards to brands, HIS, EVGA, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI are all good versions. XFX is good too, they have a decent warranty.
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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2011 8:14:39 PM

I'd really recommend a GTX 560 Ti. They're a great card for the money, and can handle 1080p just fine - your current monitor shouldn't give it any trouble at all. I prefer MSI, EVGA, Asus, and PNY when it comes to brands. They all seem to make great hardware. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2011 8:26:46 PM

Also, some say the 560 does offer a slightly better advantage in terms of performance.
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April 8, 2011 10:11:20 PM

So , as far as the Card goes, i should go for gtx560? over 6870? and also , also the manufacturers apart from XFX, ( Asus , Gigabyte, Evga, MSI and HIS ) are good ones!

P.S. i read some reviews, and i got some info that a 6870 or even a 5830 is better than 560 :S
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April 8, 2011 10:19:43 PM

dreadlord said:
So , as far as the Card goes, i should go for gtx560? over 6870? and also , also the manufacturers apart from XFX, ( Asus , Gigabyte, Evga, MSI and HIS ) are good ones!

P.S. i read some reviews, and i got some info that a 6870 or even a 5830 is better than 560 :S


Uhh.. did you get those reviews from a porn site or something.. cause those are spectacularly wrong.
Just look at reviews from toms/anandtech they are realiable. Other sites are reliable too, but you can't discern the right from the wrong it seems...

Try this

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

Select the cards you wan't to compare... and click 'view comparison'!

Amazing! The 5830 is not there under GPU 2011, but under 2010, so we look at the 5850 vs 5830, then the 5850 vs the 560Ti. The 560Ti wins spectacularly over the 5850, which is significantly better than the 5830..

Just to end you short, the 5830 is around 65% of the performance of the 560ti, you were probably comparing 550Ti vs 5830
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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2011 10:26:39 PM

Well for the money you listed you could get a MSI Twin Frozer 6950. I beleive its $289 will beat any card listed here and wile a bit over powered for that rez will give you great performance moving forward in the future. Just saying :) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2011 10:28:22 PM

vibhas said:
Uhh.. did you get those reviews from a porn site or something.. cause those are spectacularly wrong.
Just look at reviews from toms/anandtech they are realiable. Other sites are reliable too, but you can't discern the right from the wrong it seems...

Try this

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

Select the cards you wan't to compare... and click 'view comparison'!

Amazing! The 5830 is not there under GPU 2011, but under 2010, so we look at the 5850 vs 5830, then the 5850 vs the 560Ti. The 560Ti wins spectacularly over the 5850, which is significantly better than the 5830..

Just to end you short, the 5830 is around 65% of the performance of the 560ti, you were probably comparing 550Ti vs 5830


OP's price range was $300 max. For $289 he could get a 6950 that would take a dump on a 560ti. Just saying :kaola: 

after the $25 rebate it is well under the $300 max :) 
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April 8, 2011 11:52:31 PM

Whenever you want a new video card for a certain price point, consult the Tom's GPU charts. This helps you avoid annoying fanboy quibble. You can find it here.
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a b U Graphics card
April 9, 2011 12:04:20 AM

PudgyChicken said:
Whenever you want a new video card for a certain price point, consult the Tom's GPU charts. This helps you avoid annoying fanboy quibble. You can find it here.

No fan boy quibble here. Ill jump the amd ship super quick lol. Thats as soon as I can buy a card from Nvidia that performs better or the same as the AMD card for cheeper than the AMD card :) .
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April 9, 2011 12:25:18 AM

MSI Twinfrozer 6950? yes i have heard a lot about that gpu, heard as in good stuff .. didnt knew it would come under my budget oO

as well as the reviews go, i dont know which websites were they on , cause i browsed a hell lot of them :) ) well, you are right, whatever the reviews are here in toms, they are the best and the most satisfying and relevant ones! :) 

so 560ti , MSI 6950 twinfrozer uptil now!

not to mention , everytime i try to get review or ask someone, as in par to ATI , the overwhelming influence of Nvidia has always been highest.. like if you just simply bump into someone, and ask them about the which one to go for, 80% of them would definitely say Nvidia with rage! people are more biased to nvidia, as far as i have seen, like i have been into 3 countries, and lived for long, in all my years, and the response has always been the sames, even on the games you play, theres a screen before any game actually starts, that this game works best on nvidia graphic cards!
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April 9, 2011 12:56:01 AM

guys come on! the given options are for 1080 gaming! look at his resolution.... if you're not planning to upgrade your display, just get something like ATi 5770 or etc.. and save money ...
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April 9, 2011 8:08:52 PM

my display? as in you mean by upgrading my pixel rates or my lcd? oO well, i dont know the resolution i play on, is comfy for me, and suffice enough, but yes i can surely increase it with no difficulty!

btw guys please help me decide, i have just a couple of hours left :( 
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April 10, 2011 11:57:08 PM

how many inches your monitor?
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April 11, 2011 1:55:14 AM

what GPU to pick is all about at what resolution you play your games! for 19 inch. monitors, max res. is like 1440X900 or 960... best gpu for that res would be ATI 5770, anything higher than that is totally overkill!!
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April 11, 2011 2:58:06 AM

and secondly i have come up with some choices, either to go with, MSI twinfrozer 3 6950 or MSI twinfrozer 2 6950 or GTX 560ti .. please help me! or provide me a better alternative? thx!
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 3:43:07 PM

dreadlord said:
and secondly i have come up with some choices, either to go with, MSI twinfrozer 3 6950 or MSI twinfrozer 2 6950 or GTX 560ti .. please help me! or provide me a better alternative? thx!

Dont know Im thinking the deadline is over by now but I can tell you the Twin Frozer II 6950 OC's like a boss. I have it at a core clock of 925 and mem of 1400 and its rocking along at 60c at 65% fan quiter than my case fans :) . Also at those clocks it is scoring higher than my unlocked 6950 with extra shaders. My 3d Mark scre with the unlocked card was 4801 ran it with the Twin Frozer OC yesterday and got a 4875 best ive gotten so far :) .
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April 12, 2011 7:06:51 PM

i have decided to go for, msi twinfrozer 3 6950! thanks all for giving me advices and suggestions!
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April 12, 2011 7:08:36 PM

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April 12, 2011 7:15:49 PM

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