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Best Graphics Card for Playing 1080p on 42 inch TV

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November 22, 2011 2:21:52 PM

Hello guys!

So the other day i was playing skyrim on my 42 inch tv with my overclocked gts 250 and my card overheated! So i thought that its time for a upgrade. I im looking at this card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Wanted to know if this is a good choice and will be able to play all the latest games at high in 1080p. Feel free to suggest any other cards in the 200-250 price range also is it better to spend 250 on 2 cards and crossfire them?

Thanks,

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a c 110 U Graphics card
November 22, 2011 2:28:50 PM

radeon 6950, however in a few weeks nvidia is going to upgrade their 560ti from 384 cuda cores to 448 which will have very very similar performance to the 570 and basically destroy the 6950.
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November 22, 2011 2:33:25 PM

amuffin said:
radeon 6950, however in a few weeks nvidia is going to upgrade their 560ti from 384 cuda cores to 448 which will have very very similar performance to the 570 and basically destroy the 6950.


Hmmm i see also i heard that Radeon is going to release a new series of cards like the 7000 series or somthing like that?
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November 22, 2011 2:34:41 PM

First, the physical size of the display/HDTV has nothing to do with your situation. Your actual concern is whether your GPU can display video adequately ay 1920x1080 resolution (1080p). This is a resolution issue, not a size issue.

That being said, both the HD6950 and the coming 560ti will do much better than the 250 you currently have. Your 250 should be able to handle most 1920x1080/1080p stuff, but you are overclocking (more heat is generated) and you likely have the graphics settings cranked up as well (more processing = more heat).

You can crank back the OC and the graphics settings and get a more stable system while you sort out which GPU to upgrade to. Lots of options, no real bad answers.

What is your budget?
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November 22, 2011 2:39:55 PM

COLGeek said:
First, the physical size of the display/HDTV has nothing to do with your situation. Your actual concern is whether your GPU can display video adequately ay 1920x1080 resolution (1080p). This is a resolution issue, not a size issue.

That being said, both the HD6950 and the coming 560ti will do much better than the 250 you currently have. Your 250 should be able to handle most 1920x1080/1080p stuff, but you are overclocking (more heat is generated) and you likely have the graphics settings cranked up as well (more processing = more heat).

You can crank back the OC and the graphics settings and get a more stable system while you sort out which GPU to upgrade to. Lots of options, no real bad answers.

What is your budget?


Ya i took off alot of the overclocking as well as turning up the fan speed from 65% to 80%

The most i can spend is 250 but trying to spend more like 200 so i can get a soild state drive :) 
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a b x TV
November 22, 2011 2:47:52 PM

Check this link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You have tons of options. The best rated in the $100-200 range is a GTX 460, followed by a GTX 560, and then a HD6850. All 3 will significantly out-perform the 250 you currently have. One of these (all are excellent values for the money/performance) will serve you well. Just make sure your PSU meets the needs of whatever you upgrade to.

Good luck!!!
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November 22, 2011 3:00:27 PM

COLGeek said:
Check this link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You have tons of options. The best rated in the $100-200 range is a GTX 460, followed by a GTX 560, and then a HD6850. All 3 will significantly out-perform the 250 you currently have. One of these (all are excellent values for the money/performance) will serve you well. Just make sure your PSU meets the needs of whatever you upgrade to.

Good luck!!!



Thanks for the help!

Looks like i can get 2 460s for around 250 after rebates so might sli them....

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November 22, 2011 3:01:03 PM

Best answer selected by nutmanmatt.
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