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July 18, 2011 6:09:24 AM

I have not upgraded my system in a long time so I am a bit confused about all the new naming schemes for the Nvidia and ATI cards. I want to get a cheap card to replace my dead Nvidia GTX260. My LCD is small, 19" and runs at 1280X1024 so I guess I don't need a powerhouse of a card. Would like something at least as powerful as my dead card, maybe a little better, hopefully under $100. I really prefer Nvidia. Any suggestions?

I see at Newegg a replacement GTX 260 is about $99. I see GTS 450s (femi) for about the same price, plus a good mail in rebate too. I know the 450 is a mid level card but way newer, will it out perform the GTX 260? I wish I could find a site with comparison charts for the video cards.

Thanks, any advice would be great

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July 18, 2011 7:03:07 AM

The new cards will be weaker. The GTS450 is slower then your GTX260. Even the normal $100 powerhouse, the 5770, is slower then your GTX260. If you like the GTX260 and can get one for $100, then do so. I'd get the slightly slower but DX11 5770 myself. It won't be as good, but it should be close enough.
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July 18, 2011 7:14:30 AM

He said "replace my dead Nvidia GTX260" so guess it's not working anymore... He needs a new card. And since that card is a getting old, better get a newer one while at it.
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July 18, 2011 8:23:16 AM

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July 18, 2011 8:24:29 AM

I think i am gonna go for the 5770, ahhh the adventure of using an ATI card. Been a while, Last one I bought was the original Radeon VIVO
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July 18, 2011 9:04:26 AM

Big, he also said he could get one for $99. Compare the performance of the GTX260 to the 5770, and the GTX260 is faster. It just uses more power and doesn't support DX11 which currently isn't a huge deal.

Rumpel, I wouldn't worry about it to much. I've gone from a TNT2 to a 9600AIW, 9700pro, x1800xt, 8800GS, to my current 5750. Honestly? Other then the performance I can't tell any difference.
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July 18, 2011 9:53:59 AM

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