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Best GFX card for gaming in 1440x900

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July 6, 2011 4:22:38 PM

Hi,

I'm new to this forum, but I did read alot of threads on this website and joined it.

I don't really have a problem, I just want some advice. Today I sold my 4870X2 for 73Euro's (85 dollars I guess) which was modded a bit(Ghetto style: place fans when there's room). But now I wanna have another GFX card, very preferably a single one.

I'm sick of the scaling issues and the fact that I was getting less performance with my 4870X2 @ 850 Mhz then with my 9600GT in the first build I ever made(year ago) in games like SC Conviction, Fifa, MW2 and some other low-gfx games. However, in benchmarks, JC2, Crysis 2, BC 2 etc. the 4870X2 was better.

Since I'm not playing the high-gfx games as much as I used to, Im downgrading to something like a GTX460. I had that card a few months ago, and I loved it(if my memory's not failing). However: my eyes were fixed on numbers like 1600 shader cpu's, 120 dollars cheap, 256 bit more bandwidth.

So I wanna have a comfortable (no new drivers every week, no checking my case if something's burning, etc, etc)gfx card again which can play games like BF3 and AC: Revelations maxed out (with 8x AA and 16x AF at least) in 1440x900. No typo:

"I was using an overclocked 4870X2 to play CoD MW2 with 2x AA in 1280x720 for 3 months." (I like the lower res. only in CoD MW2)

This is where you'll have to read:

I want to have a card that can max out all popular games in 1440x900 for the upcoming 2 years. My budget is: infinite, but I won't spend more then 200 dollars. My system specs:

| i5 750 @ 3.6 1.25V
| CM Hyper 212+
| 2x2 GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1440 CL7
| GA-P55M-UD2 F11
| 640 GB SATA II
|7 Ultimate X86
| Antec 300
| GX750W 60A@12V

I was thinking about the GTX 460 1 GB, but will the 256 bit bus really help me when doing alot of anti-aliasing but almost no resolution? I've had the 1 GB from Gygabyte(OC) once already as stated above.

Whatever card you advice: keep in mind that I do not want that much (driver) issues. I'm an overclocker/tweaker, but if Im coming home from school I dont want to check my case if theres no piece of GPU hanging out(quite literally).

Please help me out, thanks already!

PS Im a 14 year old boy from Holland, so my English isnt as good as youre used to

July 6, 2011 4:41:53 PM

I really mean: for this resolution, price doesnt matter, I can always find a cheap one or go second hand.

GTX460
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July 6, 2011 5:02:02 PM

Ok, I misunderstood.

If price isn't an issue for you then get the newest GTX 590 or the HD 6990 for $700 - $800 USD.
Those two are the fastest graphics cards available right now.
I assume you have a 19" monitor right now running at 1440x900 cause I have that too.

And if you want to upgrade your monitor sometime in the future, those two cards will support larger screens no problem.

Edit:
But for a much lower price bracket of $300 - $400 USD, you can get the HD 6970 or GTX 570.
July 6, 2011 5:30:08 PM

dragonic2020 said:
Ok, I misunderstood.

If price isn't an issue for you then get the newest GTX 590 or the HD 6990 for $700 - $800 USD.
Those two are the fastest graphics cards available right now.
I assume you have a 19" monitor right now running at 1440x900 cause I have that too.

And if you want to upgrade your monitor sometime in the future, those two cards will support larger screens no problem.

Edit:
But for a much lower price bracket of $300 - $400 USD, you can get the HD 6970 or GTX 570.


Money isn't an issue, but I dont want to spend too much on this GPU. If I can find a really good deal on a second hand(I've got GTX470@110E, 5850@100E, 5830@80E so far) I'll go for it and invest the money in games or a mixing deck.

You can probably understand this page altough it is in dutch. http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/cat/49/videokaarten.html numbers are universal! =P
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July 6, 2011 5:40:29 PM

Wait, your HD 4870X2 was worse performance than a 9600GT, it should perform at ~HD 6950 levels.
July 6, 2011 5:43:26 PM

yummerzzz said:
Wait, your HD 4870X2 was worse performance than a 9600GT, it should perform at ~HD 6950 levels.


Yeah I know, but the 9600GT did have good drivers, no scaling issues, no flickering, no ati host app has stopped working etc etc. In the well-made games(there are only a few ATM im affraid)the 4870x2 was waaaaaay better. In games without scaling @ all(Dirt 3, Brink) it'd be close cuz the 9600GT was running @ water @ 1100 mhz(I guess it was a WR, but noboby ever tries to make his own water cooler(well..collect parts for 5 bucks and tape them together) and put it on a 9600GT)
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