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May 24, 2011 6:22:50 PM

Hello :)  , first time here and I have a question.

After my first RMA with my Evga Gtx 460 1GB SC, the second one is getting ready to get packed home too. So I'm looking to a new graphic card, right now I'm playing Crysis 2 and I'm thinking about definitely playing Battlefield 3 later on this year and mostly fps type of games. My budget is around $230 to $250. My specs are...


Mobo-Asus P5n73-am
Monitor-Acer H243H (1920x1080)
OS-Windows Xp SP3 32-bit
CPU- Intel Core Quad 2.67 Ghz
Memory- 2Gb DDR2 Kingston
GPU- Nvidia Evga gtx 460 1gb SC with Corsair Enthusiast Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified


I don't know if i missed something but I appreciate all the help.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 24, 2011 6:34:12 PM

In that price range you should be looking at an HD6950 or GTX 560 Ti.
Have you tried overclocking that CPU? 2.67ghz is pretty low these days for gaming and will limit frame rates in the more cpu intensive current games, especially the ones that only utilize 2 cores(sadly there are still a lot of them.) With a good air cooling though core 2 quads can usually get up around 3.5ghz or higher which would be fine.
Adding 2 more gigs of ram is also a very good idea and pretty cheap these days.
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May 24, 2011 6:46:51 PM

jyjjy said:
In that price range you should be looking at an HD6950 or GTX 560 Ti.
Have you tried overclocking that CPU? 2.67ghz is pretty low these days for gaming and will limit frame rates in the more cpu intensive current games, especially the ones that only utilize 2 cores(sadly there are still a lot of them.) With a good air cooling though core 2 quads can usually get up around 3.5ghz or higher which would be fine.
Adding 2 more gigs of ram is also a very good idea and pretty cheap these days.



Whats your ideas on the 5770 4890 and I'm digging the GTX 560 Ti all the way...I never tried overclocking my cpu, i don't even know how to. I've read on the How To but i never managed to try. lol and to get to a 4gb i got to switch to 64 bit. I actually have 4gb ram but system doesn't see it since I have Xp 32-bit.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 24, 2011 6:57:44 PM

The HD5770 and HD4890 are not in the same league as the GTX 560 Ti or HD6950.
Finally trying to OC would be a good idea like I said. If you have 4gb of ram installed then even 32-bit Windows should be showing somewhere between 3-3.5gb of ram. If it is only showing 2 like you listed then one of the sticks is either defective or not installed properly.
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May 24, 2011 7:01:40 PM

I know there not in the same league, of course there not. i just wanted some ideas on them. I have only 2gb of ram installed. Though i read and heard that 64-bit is not such a good idea right now...not much of a difference as far as performance.
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May 24, 2011 7:06:47 PM

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the gtx 560 TI is significantly faster than the 5770 and 4890, also the 4890 is old dx10.1 tech....
gtx 560 TI when overclocked can match my gtx 480 in most games where memory is no bottleneck.
also the upgrade to a 64-bit os will give you a significant improvement for memory adressing.



it will as far as memory but other than that not much.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 24, 2011 7:11:50 PM

64-bit XP is not too swift but 64-bit Windows 7 is fine. If you have 4gb of ram then put it in so you at least get up to or over 3gb for now.
The HD4890 and even more so the HD5770 would be downgrades from your current GTX 460. The AMD equivalent of the GTX 460 is the HD6850 and the HD6870 is better than either if you want more alternatives. From the older ATI series the HD5850 would be a good choice as well and can sometimes be found at a nice price. Performance-wise it is between the GTX 460/HD6850 and the HD6870.
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May 24, 2011 7:12:00 PM

yah plus I want to use this card for some time, technology is growing faster then we can buy.
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May 24, 2011 7:15:05 PM

don't forget i only had the Gtx 460 for a month. I had a Hd Radeon 5670. lol what an upgrade huh... sure cause like I said i want something that I'm going to use for some time...
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May 24, 2011 7:26:04 PM

you guys think my mobo supports 64-bit?
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May 24, 2011 7:31:01 PM

allrity, i'm leaning towards 560 ti and HD6850.
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May 31, 2011 1:35:13 AM

Best answer selected by vkalajyan818.
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