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Please recommend a good graphics card for 1680 x 1050 rez

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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 7:42:46 PM

Hello,
im looking to change my graphics card but not sure which card would be best for the money at gaming at 1680 x 1050 rez. was thinking of nvidia 570 or just changing my monitor and graphics card plz help??
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 7:53:36 PM

570 is overkill at that resolution for everything other than Crysis 2 DX11. A GTX 460 or a HD 6850 will max out 99% of existing games at that resolution and save you some green.

What are the rest of your system specs (power supply especially) and what games do you play/want to play?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 8:04:10 PM

well im about to get built a new system.
im looking at i5 2500k
8gig ddr3 1333mhz
CoolerMaster 850watt Silent ProModular
MSI P67A-C45 P67
arctic freezer 13

on a samsung 20" t200hd 1680x1050

im getting the system mainly for bf3 and diablo 3
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 8:16:09 PM

Diablo 3 probably won't be that demanding, but the BF3 screen shots I have seen look alot like Crysis 2 DX11 so it may be a killer. "For the money" the GTX 460 I think is the best card you can get, but I doubt it will let you max out BF3, which would be a shame given the rest of your components. You're probably on the right track with the 570, the only single cards better are all overpriced.

Maybe you could get an i5 2400 and use the savings to upgrade your screen. There are nice 24" 1920x1080 screens for around 150 bucks these days.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 8:30:46 PM

Thats great thank you, i might just up my budget by a bit and just get a new monitor aswell. I was just seeing if i could cut some costs by not improving my monitor. Would you say that system would last me a few years without having to improve it?
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2011 8:46:13 PM

I think it will still be good in a few years, they will probably come up with a few titles that you wont be able to max out but having a hardware level that exceeds what the next generation of consoles will have pretty much ensures that all games will be playable at a decent level for at least 4 or 5 years.

The future is difficult to predict though ;) 

And if you are comfortable with your screen size stick with it, there's nothing wrong with that resolution, my 3D screen is that resolution and I find that the extra 2 inches of periferal vision that my 24" 1080p screen has isn't really benificial in gaming. Better for wide screen movies though.
August 1, 2011 8:59:39 PM

if you keep you existing monitor you will be able to utilize the ultra settings on a game like Crysis 2 with the DX 11 patch. and still get decent FPS when you latter upgrade to a 1080p ( 1920 x 1080) monitor. for system breakers like Crysis 2 and what I think BF3 will be you would be justified in getting the GTX 570.

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