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February 17, 2013 4:40:47 PM

em planning to upgrade my graphic card from nvidia 8600gt 256 ddr3 (pixel rate=5.6, texture rate=11.2 bandwidth=27.8 , to some decent mid settings gaming, my main aim is to be playin at 1080P,(can't comprimise), low to med resolutions, and i would be using it for some quite long time, (min 3yrs), as em aiming for higher res, so i guess higher bandwidth is required,

games i would prefer, FPS, strategy, and sometimes racing games

games played till now on my old card (btw now a days em extremely overclocking my graphic card) all on 1080p with low to med settings
*crysis 2
*NFS HP2
*BF2
*BF3(still yet to play)
*time shift
*starcraft 2
*warcraft 3 dotA
*marvel avengers (FB) :p 
*sniper elite 2

my system spec
*intel core 2 quad 8300 @ 2.5ghz,
*coolermaster hyper evo 212 (unable to overclock as my motherboard north bridge hits fsb wall at 340mhz, yorkfields on default have fsb 333mhz)
*GA-G41M-Combo (rev. 2.0) with PCIE 1.1 x16
*transcend 4db ddr3 1333mhz ram
*acer S240HL 24'' 1080p dvi monitor
*normal cabinet with normal psu of 450w ('ll change PSU if required)



a c 206 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 4:44:13 PM

any of the amd 7770 cards are going to do you well.
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February 17, 2013 4:54:10 PM

thanx for replies, but em worried as my crappy mobo is only capable of pcie 1.1 x16, so how much loss in performance if i'll go with pcie 3.0, and will my processor bottleneck?? (anyway's 'll not invest for cpu, in next few months 'll buy a laptop aft my engg graduation)
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February 17, 2013 5:02:00 PM

You won't loose much if any performance as that card doesn't need so much bandwidth. I think a 7770 is as good as you are going to get. I recommend one from Sapphire.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 5:02:20 PM

The cpu won't bottleneck the 7770 or 650 ti, the pcie 1.1 x16 is fine for such cards, it will not take a hit in the performance.
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_...

The 650 ti is a better card if you can afford it, if not, get a 7770 ghz edition.
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 5:03:11 PM

You won't see much of a bottleneck from your processor or the pci-e slot. You only see significant bottleneck with the 1.1 slot in higher end cards.
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February 17, 2013 5:19:04 PM

ok, thanx for all the replies once again, em plannin to stick with nvidia, (as i've seen my friends struggling with amd drivers), and how about zotac nvidia gtx 650 2gb (non ti) i mean gtx 650 2gb > gtx 650ti 1gb ???????????????
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a c 109 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 5:23:54 PM

No, the 650 ti is a better card, the 2GB on the lower 650 gtx will be useless for such card, it won't take advantage of it, and even with 3,4,5,6GB it will still be inferior to the 650 ti.
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February 17, 2013 5:28:25 PM

djangoringo said:
No, the 650 ti is a better card, the 2GB on the lower 650 gtx will be useless for such card, it won't take advantage of it, and even with 3,4,5,6GB it will still be inferior to the 650 ti.


ok 'll stick with 650ti, but which brand u prefer, ??
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a c 109 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 5:30:29 PM

I would get the galaxy because it's 120$ after mir, it's a good brand/model as good as the others, in this particular type of cards, you won't notice any performance difference in the several brand and models of it.
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February 17, 2013 5:32:32 PM

at higher resolutions the 650Ti IS better than the 7770. I iwould go with the 650Ti listed and do the rebate. as long as your 450w PSU has a single 6 pin connector you are gtg.
If you cant swing the extra money at the moment, then the 7770 will do just fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here is a cheaper out the gate GHz edition 7770.
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February 17, 2013 5:38:44 PM

'll stick with nvidia, as in my home i have a sony hx800 40" 3d led, if i wan't, is it possible to play good games on low to med settings, (em aware that 3d 'll use double framerate i.e 120mhz and my tv is 240hz)
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February 17, 2013 6:20:14 PM

Best answer selected by angadisachin.
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