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Apr 15, 2011, 1:49 AM
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
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or higher
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No more than $200, must play World of Warcraft on ultra, DVI-D DX11, HDMI.
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 15, 2011, 2:12 AM
Apr 15, 2011, 2:17 AM
GTX 460. At your resolution the 768m version would be fine. This one:
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.
Need good GPU max $200
Upgrading from integrated graphics; 5850, 6850, or other?
Can't decide on new GPU??
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Apr 15, 2011, 2:23 AM
Thanks for the reply, I would prefer to stick to AMD cards, what do you think of the 6790?
Apr 15, 2011, 2:30 AM
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
performance wont hurt.
Apr 15, 2011, 2:34 AM
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.
Apr 15, 2011, 2:36 AM
6790 seems like good card, but as Timop said the 6850 is better at that price if you're sticking with AMD.
Apr 15, 2011, 2:37 AM
Great, thanks for the input.
Apr 15, 2011, 10:53 AM
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
Apr 15, 2011, 12:49 PM
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.
Apr 15, 2011, 2:32 PM
Okay, thanks everyone. I think I will go with the XFX 5770 or 6850.
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