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Which GPU to buy?

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June 23, 2011 4:40:32 AM

Well I want to upgrade my GPU since its long overdue. Mainly because I tried playing The Witcher 2 and I was getting crap FPS on low settings. I don't want to spend more than $180

Here are my system specs.

AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.2 GHz ( will upgrade soon as well)
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
5012 MB of Ram
400 watt power supply.

As for the resolution I'm currently running 1920 x 1080 ( using a LCD TV as my monitor and tv)

Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2011 4:42:36 AM

what is your current gpu.At 1080p,there is no card on the market which can max withcer 2.Try and find a gtx 560ti.It will come close to max out that game
June 23, 2011 4:51:06 AM

Current GPU is old I believe its a GeForce 8500 GT. Im not looking to max it out, just good enough that I can get a decent FPS and play smoothly
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2011 4:57:03 AM

nars2k said:
Current GPU is old I believe its a GeForce 8500 GT. Im not looking to max it out, just good enough that I can get a decent FPS and play smoothly

Well if you are not looking to max it out then a gtx 460 is more than enough for you.Are you planning on overclocking?The 6850 is the gtx 460's rival but is slightly faster when in stock clocks but when both are overclocked the 460 pulls ahead.
However to use the 460 or 6850 you may have to upgrade your power supply
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2011 6:07:44 AM

hd 6870
its only 175 and is faster than gtx 460 or hd 6850
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2011 4:29:06 PM

Your stated ram amount confuses me... Do you mean 512mb?
June 23, 2011 6:21:42 PM

I am with Manu 11 on this one. Go with the HD 6870
June 23, 2011 8:01:17 PM

Yes I will be overclocking. The ram is 5012 MB which is the same as 5 GB. How much faster? because I found the eVGA GTX 460 SE for $99 brand new, I can just go SLI with those in the near future.
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