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April 24, 2011 2:42:53 PM

I am looking for a graphic card for playing games at 1920x1080 resolution.

My system Specs are:

Phenom II x4 955 BE
ASUS M4N75TD (750a sli)
4GB 1600 Mhz ddr3
Cooler Master Elite 430 Cabinet (5 case fans)
1 TB 7200 RPM SATA and a 500GB regular Sata
Cooler Master GX 750W PSU


Please suggest me a graphic card that can run the newest games at 1080p.
a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 2:47:46 PM

Whats you budget?
A GTX 460 or a GTX 560 ti would be great and you could get another one and Sli later.
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April 24, 2011 2:58:15 PM

I can afford a 460 and also a 560. Which one of these would be good for me to play at 1080p.


I can sli another card sometime later.
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 3:40:13 PM

A GTX 560 would be better (By quite a bit), so I'd grab that.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 3:53:36 PM

I would recommend this HD5850 for $140 if you want the best deal for the money at them moment;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The other best options for the money are the already mentioned GTX 560 Ti and the HD6950. They are 20% or so faster than the HD5850 but they do cost about $100 more.
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 4:14:48 PM

I was thinking that too, but he's using a Sli Mobo so a Nvidia card would be better as he can pick up another later on.
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April 24, 2011 11:08:46 PM

ok then 560 it is. so which model of 560 should i get?
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 11:58:39 PM

jyjjy said:
I would recommend this HD5850 for $140 if you want the best deal for the money at them moment;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The other best options for the money are the already mentioned GTX 560 Ti and the HD6950. They are 20% or so faster than the HD5850 but they do cost about $100 more.


Just think, a 5850 for $140.
A year ago, $280 was a great deal.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
April 25, 2011 1:02:46 AM

Yeah. That card is quite a deal.
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April 26, 2011 1:14:19 AM

but the thing is i have an sli motherboard. will u still suggest me to go for the 5850. and there is also a buzz saying that the am3+ boards will support sli.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
April 26, 2011 1:27:21 AM

I'm sure there will be AM3+ boards that support SLI, just like your AM3 board does but crossfire will be much more common. Supposedly Nvidia charges $5 per motherboard for SLI certification while Crossfire is free. This is why every dual slot board(except ironically those with an Nvidia chipset like yours) supports Crossfire while SLI is more rare.
As for whether or not you should get the HD5850... it's up to you I guess. An Nvidia card like the GTX 560 Ti will give you the option of SLI in the future. Like I said earlier it is about 20% faster but costs about $100(or 71%) more. So you are paying quite a premium for the extra performance + SLI option. Whether or not it is worth it is up to you.
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