Let me clear the very 1st thing......
""""I M NOT GOING FOR MANUAL OVERCLOCKING """"
and i m going to run in 17" crt monitor i.e 1024X768 default resolution
now i have three cards in mind
1. gtx 460 1GB
2. radeon hd 6870
3. radeon hd 6850
pls suggest the most suitable card based on performance, heat, power consumption
m confused !@#$%^
Yeap, but at low res, the details are gonna look slightly off.
an image generated at higher resolutions is gonna look better than an image generated at low res, filled with AA.
Why cant u buy a new screen anyways?
this is an upgrade which isn't passed by my mom and dad.....the cash is coming from my grandparents!!!!!!
so an inner ugrade of the cabinet is not gonna b recognized but a 17'' CRT changing into 19'' LCD is worthy of
arising questions. !!!!SUSPICIOUS PARENTS!!!!!!
AMD cards as a whole are good value for money. The heat issue (if there is one at all) can be alleviated by setting a more aggressive fan profile using MSI Afterburner (Google it). Power consumption in Radeon cards are always impressive, lower than their Nvidia equivalents and idle temps are usually nothing to worry about unless your case has shockingly bad airflow through it.
Basically just do a search for a 6870 on your chosen retailer website and pick the lowest priced one and you'll do fine.
I'd prefer the 6850 personally; it offers great value for money i.t.o. price vs performance, and runs nice and cool as well.
but if in ne case i upgrade my monitor later shouldn't the radeon 6870 is gonna be a better backup for my pc rather than a radeon 6850? bcoz its gonna take atleast 1 year for me to upgrade my pc and till then gfx engines gonna b upgraded more and more