I am looking to upgrade from Asus 4670 1GB. Looking for the best card under $170 that runs well with at I7 920.
PSU: Antec EA 650
Ram: 4GB 10600 (will upgrade to 8 with the card)
CPU: Intel core I7 920
Personally I cant decide between the 6790, 6850, and 6870 variants, all seem to be a few dollars apart.
I chose the 170 price point because the 6870 runs about that much, but ideally around 150 max. I am also upping the ram and adding some case fans so with the 6870 its coming to around total $240-250, and if I can bring it down to around $200 that would be great.
Wow thanks for the quick response, but I just realized that I forgot to mention the purpose: Moderate gaming, alot of skyrim. I had trouble running games like metro 2033 and Witcher 2 being too choppy. So being able to run Metro would be good.
Resolution: Monitor is at 1920x1200 but I typically run games at 1440x900 on my current setup
The 6870 is the best you can get in your budget. It won't be able to max out Witcher 2 or Metro 2033 at your display's resolution, but you should get playable framerates at approximately high settings at your monitor's native res of 1920x1200. You will probably want to lower the AntiAliasing if you want to run Skyrim on ultra as well.