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Graphics card comparison

I'm having to replace my old 8800gts... budget level is $100 or less.

I picked up the eVGA GT520 with 2gb onboard.... haven't opened it yet, and was doing so more reading and now curiuos as to how would that compare to a card such as the GT430 with 1gb onboard?

For background, will be used for gaming... Crysis, C&C, Bioshock type games (standalone, don't do the online gaming) and videos. Saw that the GT520 has a 64 bit bus, compared to some of the other cards with 128 bit bus. Bottleneck issue?

Any suggestions on best way to press here?
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    Well, first ; you'll probably never make use of the 2GB so that's a waist of money.
    Maybe one of these ? ;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187144
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102898
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121435
    Also make sure your psu is strong enough for those cards. Need at least 450W.
  2. I have a good PSU, I think... Corsair 650W with 52A on the 12v rail, so power isn't an issue.
  3. Thats a good one indeed. Depending on if your system wouldn't cause a bottleneck one of the cards above will do a lot better in gaming.
    Just saw this one, for gaming this would be best ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133394 ( better than the other 460 this one has 1GB )
  4. Thanks... I'll check them out. I was trying to do a search to see the history of the Nvidia cards, but hadn't found anything specific yet. Wanted to see how the series goes (8800, 9800, etc.) so I would have a better idea of the newness and progression.
    In regards to the 5XX series compared to the 4XX series, what's the better choice?
  5. with around 100 usd, 450 is the cheapest card for gaming, but just just gaming, but stronger than 9800.

    but if u can afford more, try 460 or 550 depend on ur budget or even higher if u have more allowance.

    thanks
  6. myowaiwin said:
    with around 100 usd, 450 is the cheapest card for gaming, but just just gaming, but stronger than 9800.

    but if u can afford more, try 460 or 550 depend on ur budget or even higher if u have more allowance.

    thanks


    The 460 i linked is 112 dollar with shipping and it's worth the extra 12.
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