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New Graphics Card; What Should I get?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Ravenas, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Ravenas

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    I'm getting a new graphics card and I was wanting to spend around 300$-400$. Performance wise what's the best nvidia / ati card money can buy for around 300$-400$?

    Things I will be doing:

    1. Resolutions in games and desktop will be 1080p.
    2. I want overclock potential.
    3. Preferably a PCI 2.0.
    4. Can play Crysis on high :p

    Any suggestions please! I will also be getting a new 45nm mobo and a 45nm core 2 duo.
     
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    I recommend the 8800GTS 512MB since you already own the 680i board. But those HD4850's look pretty intimidating.
     
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    When are those 4850 hitting the market?
     
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    Just 2 weeks away. I wouldn't buy a GTS now unless it was $100 :rolleyes:

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    Straight from the AMD gods themselves :rockout:
     

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    Yup yup there we go. 2 weeks isnt long wait at all. Really would liek to see some benches with that quad Ravenas. See just how well it does.
     
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    Hmm, I'll be waiting for the 4870 then :D
     
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    yeah wow, i thought there was going to be 480 processing units not 800........ may have to buy both ati and nv this time....
     
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    that table is fake.

    - Christine
     
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    which is fake
     
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    I'm tire of seeing charts & graphs too but everyone thought it was impoosible to fit 320 on the RV670 too :rolleyes: I don't know what AMD is doing switching between 800 & 480 so many times but whatever it is, they certainly are generating as much talk as they did about the RV600...
     
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    I also recommend you wait a few more weeks. With that kind of money, you should be able to get get your hands on some of the new cards coming out from ATI/Nvidia. Just sit back and wait awhile.
     
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    That is the general consensus :rockout:
     
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    480. the tribe has spoken <queue dramatic music>

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    They say that the graph is fake, but there are just as many arguments in the other direction. Regardless, the only thing that matters is that the R770 kicks ass. :rockout:
     
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    Those friggin idiots are even arguing over the color of the graph & the slant lines. I don't care about any XS BS at all. Only time will tell what this card has but like you said the 4850 will pwn like hell for $200 & the 4870 is only better :rockout:
     
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    Yup, that's way it looks. :pimp:
     
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    I've decided I'm going to spend a little less money on the card, mainly because I'm about to move to another apartment and I need some more money :)

    I was looking at this PALiT:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261012

    What do you guys think about this card? I plain on doing up to double or triple SLI in the future.
     
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    Many users here have one and love it, i think Damulta has 2 in sli and loves it, palit are a very good company i have a 7900gs by palit and it oc's really well.

    Id say get that one if ur saving a little cash for moving and its a good card now and still will be for a while yet.

    Gam

    Edit Also palit RMA's in the US are dealt with in Indiana, though that might help.
     
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    I had that card and it good but the memory doesn't overclock well. If i were you i would get this card for 129.00 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3859433&sku=P450-8842
    then sit back and watch how the new cards turn out. Then if this card doesn't cut it for you (which it will) then sell it passing on it's lifetime warranty(increasing it's resale)to another buyer. This is a very good card. When overclocked this card will come very close to a 8800gts for 129.00 plus has a zalman cooler and lifetime tranferable warranty. As a matter of fact I think I might buy one LOL.
     
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    Oooh, nice find TRT! I for one can't wait to get my HD3870, it's on the way.
     
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    Does this mobo support pci 2.0?

    ga-n680sli-dq6 (rev 2.0)
     
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    Zalman responded to this and says that shouldn't be the case and those fans are bad. I have seen the opposite posted aswell stating it is quiet.

    example Pros: Idles @ 45C with the Zalman fan. Indeed a BIG improvement coming from a 8600GT OC'd @ 625. Black PCB and HSF which gives it a nice touch. Not as big as I've expected. Cool ""XFX"" backdrop.

    Cons: The fan is annoyingly loud running at one speed @ 100% all the time. XFX first ticket: I should be able to control the speed using Riva/Speedfan. XFX second ticket: The fan is non-adjustable and is suppose to run 100% all the time QUIETLY. ??? I bought this card when it still has no reviews so i guess I had a bad lot.

    Other Thoughts: I would have given this card just one or two eggs for false "Cool and QUIET Zalman Edition" advertisement. But for the benefit of the doubt I'm gave it a 3 since it's suppose to be an "overall" rating. Still waiting for XFX's reply on my ticket. Performance-wise, definitely a 5!
    Manufacturer Response:That fan should be very quiet if this is not the case please email me your ticket number (Newegguspport@xfxforce.com) and I can help out. Thanks.

    here are some customer reviews


    REVIEW BY: Doc Reviewed Jun 03, 2008
    I bought this card as an upgrade for my 7600 GTKO. I have no benchmark results to go off of but have noticed quicker execution of programs, etc... Crysis runs ALOT smoother than with the 7600 GTKO, and has never gone over 60 degrees. Overall I am quite satisfied with my purchase. You will be too.


    REVIEW BY: FnkDctr Reviewed May 30, 2008
    Amazing Card! Went from 7600GT, and more than doubled my 3Dmark scores, and absolutely no hiccup at maxed detail gaming. Overclocked to the XXX specs no prob. 675/1675/1925. Comes with adapters of all types. The only ''con'' is the 100% fan speed. It's got alittle hum, but the temp never goes about 55-60c OC'd and full load. Forget crap paddle fans, this is 8800GT to buy! Running Opteron 180 and 2GB OCz


    REVIEW BY: Paole27 Reviewed May 25, 2008
    Very good card. I like the cooler very much, as it keeps the card very cool and allows for MASSIVE overclocks. Performs very well. And is a very well built card. Good job XFX...


    REVIEW BY: Reviewed May 22, 2008
    This card is WOWW!! updated from a 7300gs. Crysis running on high and Bioshock never ran so good. Had to reposition hard drive because of card size and the fins do move and can hit the fan so take note.

    Pros: Awesome card, much quieter than my ATI Fire GL V7200. Runs WoW on maxed settings flawlessly. I let crysis determine settings and they came out as ""Very high"". I got the package a day early so kudos to Newegg. Lets see what I have to say in another month.

    Cons: After I enabled overclocking, the application is hanging. I still need to work on that resolution.

    Other Thoughts: Soooooo quiet as compared to my ATI V7200, graphics are excellent, temp is good

    Pros: It's worked great out of the box with no tweaking required. I bought it to play AoC with more detail and I was up and running within 20 minutes of opening the box. It's quiet- I noted some people haven't had luck with the cooler, but it's been very quiet for me in my system. It's pretty short too, only slightly longer than my old xfx 7900 series. Made it much easier to seat in my case.

    Cons: So far, none.

    Other Thoughts: My other thoughts are for Newegg, this is the 5th product I've ordered from you. You guys are very efficient in your shipping and notification practices. GJ Newegg.



    Amazing Card


    Pros: Great Price Excellent Performance Very Quiet Running Cool So Far

    Cons: Um... only thing I can think of is minor.. it didn't come with a DVI cable, but it did come with a converter to convert the slots on the card to older monitor versions.

    Other Thoughts: I play games such as World of Warcraft, Oblivion, and Age of Conan. I can run all these on high settings while still getting at least 30 FPS, greats card for a great price.


    Sounds to me like some of the fans are bad whenever you see a posting stating it's loud a XFX rep post offering a RMA because it shouldn't be loud. We will see I ordered one.
     
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    Good to know...thanks for the update. :)
     

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