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Radeon HD 4870

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 24, 2012 6:57:25 AM

I'm currently looking at a new graphics card as mine is now out of date I have a budget of around $200-250

Current GPU - GIGABYTE GV-R487D5-1GD Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Current PSU - Rosewill BRONZE series RBR750-M 750W
Current Mobo - Gigabyte P45T -ES3G
Current CPU - Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0ghz
Monitor Resolution 1680 x 1050 Dual Screen
Windows 7 64bit
2x 2GB DDR3

I will most likely upgrade mobo and cpu in the future but thought I would start with GPU.
Currently playing Final Fantasy XIV which is what this is mostly for. Currently get around 2200 for high benchmark.
Any thoughts on the best GPU would be great.

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a c 147 U Graphics card
October 24, 2012 7:28:28 AM

around that you can look for 7870
October 24, 2012 7:35:03 AM

I was looking at the 7870 but noticed most if not all 7xxx series are PCIE 3.0 unfortunately my mobo only has PCIE 2.0

edit: Just read PCIE 3.0 are backwards compatible. Does that lower performance at all?