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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Turnip, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Turnip New Member

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    Hi

    I have a WinFast PX8800 GT GTB, the website shows more details on it, http://www.leadtek.com/eng/3d_graphic/overview.asp?pronameid=398

    It was a brilliant GPU since it needed very little power to operate and I would basically play any game on full graphics or at least very high settings. I recently started giving me problems, one of the outputs stopped working completely and is probably on its last few hours of life.

    I am not very knowledgeable in these things so is there anyone who can advise me on a good GPU that can at least match or is better than my soon to be dead GPU. I will probably have to get a new power supply as well since it probably won't be sufficient since it is only a 560W one.

    Thank you
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    mad1394 New Member

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    Gtx 560 TI if you wish to stick with Nvidia or the 6870 from the red camp are the best for price/performance right now.
    Specifying a more exact budget will help others give their recommendations.
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    Ok thanks man.
    I don't really have a strick budget but as far as I can see it I have about 170- 220 euros to spend on a new GPU
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    So which should be the best to get.... a GTX 560Ti or a the ati seam to be much better even with my lack of knowledge

    still there are tons of different versions to chose form is there a specific version that has good performance within my budget ?
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    Get GTX 460 .. its really good and i also have one! i would say it made me really happy :)
    it would fit your budget nicely and will play games on very high settings.

    Its also 3x faster than your 8800 GT

    i recommend GTX 460 or GTX 560 get either one of these if its in your budget and as far as versions/brands .. get any thats cheap :) they all work well.
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    Great thanks man
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    Hey Turnip when you have a minute and to make it easier when you use TPU at a later date go to User CP
    and add your system spec's. It will benefit you and those who respond to you. Just some friendly future advise Bro !:toast:
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    How much is that in US and I can advise you on the ATI products. I have had every series of cards for about 10 straight years.
    They don't use the amount of Juice as the Green guys either. Not trolling Nvidia people I just have leaned red all the 17 years of
    PC gaming I have done. Though I have to say the 9000 GT series of Nvidia was pretty good.
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    Halo,
    I'm getting my brother a MSI 560TI OC TF2, from the reviews i've seen and things i heard....the 560TI is indeed a good card, the 560TI needs two 6 pin PCIe power connectors. From what i know about your current GPU is that it needs only one 6 pin PCIe connector(correct me if i'm wrong), so if your PSU has two 6 pin PCIe connectors and a 12v rail rating of 25-30A you should be fine.
    The only thing is this card sells in SA for R2500 so roughly its 250 Euros a little out of budget but i'm sure... worth every penny.

    here is a link: http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II-OC.html#?div=Overview

    Good luck with deciding on a new GPU ;)

    Cheerio

    Edit: or you could get a 550Ti at roughly 200 Euros http://www.hwcompare.com/9815/geforce-8800-gt-512mb-vs-geforce-gtx-550-ti/
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  11. timma New Member

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    you can buy GTX 560 OC or 6870 OC~
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    I recommend the 6870. It's a nice midrange card. Once you start going into the GTX 560 ti price range, you might as well put up the extra $20 and get a 6950.
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    What is it with this guy? He keeps posting EXACTLY THE SAME THING in multiple threads...
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    you can buy GTX 560 OC~
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