New GPU

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Friday, April 22nd, 2011

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing, Video editing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Integrated, 650W Antec TruePower

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, 2x2GB DDR3 RAM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NCIX.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Only ATI/AMD preferably Asus, Gigabyte, or XFX

OVERCLOCKING: Nope

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or higher

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No more than $200, must play World of Warcraft on ultra, DVI-D DX11, HDMI.
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  1. Budget?
  2. GTX 460. At your resolution the 768m version would be fine. This one:http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54626&vpn=N460GTX%20Cyclone768D5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar
    looks to be a pretty good deal on that site. The EVGA Bstock sale has a 460 768m for 100 USD right now without having to deal with rebates if you can buy from there.
    http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20
  3. Thanks for the reply, I would prefer to stick to AMD cards, what do you think of the 6790?
  4. Rather get a 6850, about the same price AR with a nice 10%+ performance boosts and lower power usage.


    IMO for your needs a 5770 (or even 48X0)would be enough, but your budget is high enough and some extra power performance wont hurt.
  5. Okay thanks, If I can find the 6850 for a good price I will go with that, I will look up some benchmarks, the 5770 will probably suit me fine.
  6. 6790 seems like good card, but as Timop said the 6850 is better at that price if you're sticking with AMD.
  7. Great, thanks for the input.
  8. 6790 is falling behind the 6850 pretty a lot and cost more or less the same, i'd go with 6850/70 you can find them cheap on newegg, they'll max out any game with that res
  9. Except Crysis at max.

    Was going to add that if you play WoW:Cata, make sure you get a DX11 card. This rules out a 4870, 4850, GTS250, etc. The newest WoW has a DX11 patch which increases performance.
  10. Okay, thanks everyone. I think I will go with the XFX 5770 or 6850.
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