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Upgrade from ATI HD 2600XT to GTS 250

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  1. aditya_988 New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm from India and I currently have an ATI Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB DDR 3 and I'm thinking of upgrading to a GeForce GTS 250 512MB DDR3 as it seems like the only good card within my budget which is Rs. 7000 (USD 150). Any suggestions are welcome.
     
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    It's a good card. Another option to look at is the HD4850. Ordering off the net or purchasing locally?
     
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    $150 is overpriced.

    GTS250 = 9800GTX+

    You should look for a used 9800GTX+ which you can find for $80-100.

    Where are you locate?
     
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    Why not a 5770? How much is in india?

    I am from India too and I look at deltapage.com for pricing. I see a 4770 for Rs.6400 which is good card and sometimes as good as or better than 4850. Only thing is it doesn't have DX11 features if that is ok with you.

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    go with HD 5770

    and $150 for GTS250 is overpriced
     
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    You were smart to buy the 512mb version of the 2600XT. I think it would be smart this time to buy a 1gb model. Like suraswami said a 5770 or a 5750.

    edit: Welcome to TPU....:toast:
     
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    Get a HD 5750 1GB!
     
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    HD 5770 is USD 205 here in India and is absolutely out of my budget. Thanks for the help though.
     
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    Hi, I look at deltapage for pricing too. The problem is that my ati card has gone bust and i need to get one asap with the money i have now, also, i'm not happy with the fact that there is no PhysX for ati cards,...there also seem to be driver issues for the mid-range ati cards, which is why i was thinking of going for nvidia. What say you ?
     
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    Hey, I'll be purchasing locally and was told that a GTS250 cost Rs.6950 (about USD 140), also, i was thinking of switching to nvidia cause there seems to many features in games that are exclusive to nvidia cards...
     
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    So the 4850 is a no go then huh? If you must get something, the GTS250 is a good card considering your locale and price.
     
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    Thank you, appreciate the help. I could probably manage to get the MSI make 1GB GTS250 for USD 25 more, is that significantly better and worth the extra price ?
     
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    Even i am from india and what i would say is, dont waste your money. save it and get a 5770. it runs cool for indian climet and more powerful than 250 which is 8800Gt then 9800 overclocked :)
     
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    its around Rs.9,600 and he can even go for a 5750 for 8.5k

    N V I D I A - Ge Force
    1GB 9800GT PCX-16X, D, DDR3 Rs.6200
    512MB GTS 250 PCX-16X, D, DDR3 Rs.6950
    1GB GTS 250 PCX-16X, D, DDR3 Rs.7800
    896MB GTX260 PCX-16X, D, DDR3 Rs.11800


    A T I
    512MB 4770 ATI PCX-16X,D,DDR5 Rs.6400
    1GB 4890 ATI PCX-16X,D,DDR5 Rs.11900
    1GB 5750 ATI PCX-16X,D,DDR5 Rs.8350
    1GB 5770 ATI PCX-16X,D,DDR5 Rs.9650
    1GB 5850 ATI PCX-16X,D,DDR5 Rs.17200
    1GB 5870 ATI PCX-16X,D,DDR5 Rs.25000
     
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    Hey all, one more thing, I need to get the new card in the next couple of days cause my current graphics card is bust. Isn't it better to go in for a mid range nvidia card due to the lack of PhysX for ATI cards and also the general driver issues tht keep popping up..Also there is the concern for extra power, i currently have a 450 W PSU and will probably have to get a new one if i get an ATI card in the higher 4 or 5 series right ?..i could probably go upto Rs.8500 (USD 180). Please advice.
     
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    First.. if u want to enable PhysX and Max settings, u need a high end card and Nvidia Needs a lot of power and

    even a 8800 wont run if your SMPS is under 500W (pure,not the one you buy for 600 or 700 Rs :)) .

    and if not. Driver will give a message that the cable to the card is not connected:)

    you have to go for ATI and dont talk about driver problems anymore. its all over.
     
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    Thank you. So i will seriously look into getting a HD 4750 for Rs.8.5k. It's a good card right ?
     
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    its 5750 and its 5% down on 5770 and it rocks :) and runs cool for indian climet :)
     
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    Yeah, sorry, typo, i meant 5750. I will definitely take it into serious consideration. Will i need to get a new 500W pure SMPS for Rs 1800 also ??
     
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    I just got a 5750 and they run pretty cool and i havent had any driver problems, games run fine.
     
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    I would also like to know what power supply i would need for the new card,...i currently have a Zebronics 450W power supply...it's not pure or anything...just the normal one...
     
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    Thank you. You don't experience any lag or glitches at high resolutions and graphics settings right ?
     
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    No i haven't noticed any problems with the games i play, im also running a dodgy resolution because im using 2x 17inch screens, most games hold 60FPS untill lots starts to happen, then it drops to around 40fps but thats good enough for me personly. I have a crappy 750watt PSU and want to upgrade to, and the nice people on here all recomend a good 650watt PSU.

    I run games @2688/1024.

    The only game that droped below 30fps that i have is colin mcrea dirt 2 but i dident expect that to run mega high FPS.

    i will get a single screen soon tho and play at 1920/1080.

    Current games i play.

    race driver grid
    dirt 2
    batman AA
    flatout ultimate carnage
    tom clancys hawx
    pro evo 2010
     
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    So the general consensus is that the ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB DDR5 is better than the GTS 250 or anything in that price range...can a few of u guys please confirm....also let me know about the PSU i need, cause i got a 450W Zebronics which i don't think will be enough for the new card.
     

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