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Help me choose a graphics card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 19, 2011 1:59:27 PM

I need to know what is the best card i can get for my system preferably ati/amd. i was thinking of getting a 6850 but i know my psu can handle more.

AMD phenom ii x4 @3.2ghz
MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
8gb ddr3 1333 mhz
XFX core edition psu 650w
1360x768 rez

price doesnt matter, thanks :na: 

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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 2:29:08 PM

What do you want to do with it ? If gaming is your main thing, get a better monitor and a hd6950 or a gtx 560ti.
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 7:51:31 PM

Yeah, if price doesn't matter then a 1080p monitor and something like an HD6950 would be a good call. If you aren't going to upgrade the monitor don't bother with anything more than the HD6850. Your PSU is fine for either.
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September 19, 2011 10:17:51 PM

ok what about amds new 7000 series? should i wait to see if any of thos would be any better?
a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 10:24:22 PM

Absolutely, if you can wait ; WAIT.
a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 10:25:08 PM

And for now maybe buy a better monitor ?
a c 143 U Graphics card
September 20, 2011 12:02:18 AM

i wouldn't get the HD 6850 or 6870 because of the microstuttering explained recently by Tomshardware, like suggested a GTX 560ti or HD 6950 will do the job at any resolution.
for the new HD 7K series, it's gonna be 28nm which means low power consumption, less heat with a 1 GHz GPU frequency and new XDR2 technology which is said to be twice faster than GDDR5, a high end model such as HD 7950 is said to be beating the HD 6990 in performance
a c 139 U Graphics card
September 20, 2011 12:44:48 AM

The 6850 and 6870 are perfectly fine cards. Microstuttering issues are only present if you Crossfire them, and there would be no point in doing so with such a low resolution. The 7000 series cards are all being pushed back to 2012 now, so unless you are okay waiting anywhere between 3 and 6 months for a graphics card, or you have a card that is still giving acceptable performance right now, you may want to consider what is available now, rather than wait.