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Which video card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by JC316, Mar 5, 2009.

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Which Card?

  1. GTX 260

    12 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. 9800GT

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. HD4850

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. HD4870

    25 vote(s)
    61.0%
  5. 3870X2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 8800GTS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Ok, I need a new video card as mine has about had it, it's not playing smoothly enough. I really don't WANT to spend over $150, but for the right deal, I would. I can probably get $50 for my 9600GSO, so I have a total budget of $200. I can deal on forums, but only from the right person and for the right price. I game at 1680x1050 and AA/AF mean nothing to me.

    What I have so far:

    Evga GTX 260 - $208 Shipped
    Sapphire 4850 - $145 shipped
    XFX 9800GT $130 shipped
    Sapphire HD4870 $168 shipped.

    HD3870X2
    8800GTS 512MB

    I should also mention that the primary games that I play are:

    COD4
    Crysis
    Lost Planet
    Supreme Commander
    The Witcher
    Bioshock.
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  3. AlienIsGOD

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    I have the 4850 on the same res u have and they are gret and for the price its a good deal...maybe the 1gb version tho..
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    At those prices go with the 4870, performance wise it's pretty close to the 260 and for $40 less
  5. niko084

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    4870 FTW on that..

    GTX260 192sp is the suck... 216 would be much better but the cost goes way up..
    4850 is a great card, but you may find yourself wanting the little extra the 4870 has to offer when playing some games.
  6. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I should also mention that the primary games that I play are:

    COD4
    Crysis
    Lost Planet
    Supreme Commander
    The Witcher
    Bioshock.

    All of which are chugging on the the GSO.
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    You can't go wrong with either a 4850 or 4870, at the res you game, you will love either of these babies.:toast:
  8. niko084

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    Take the jump and get the 4870 if you play crysis, it will hold a bit better, my 4850 can pretty much play all the way through 1920x1080, but a lot don't clock like mine either..
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    That's an extremely wide range of cards...

    What type of gamer are you exactly? What games are giving your current card trouble?

    I don't want to vote for something that has an extra umph, but is something that you don't need.
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    4870!! I'm grabbing one when they hit 150$ or maybe a 4850X2.
  11. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    See post #6.
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    What's your monitors max resolution?
  13. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    1680x1050
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    Get the 4870 when the price drops to $150!
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    Yea i would go with the 4870 aswell.
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    As others have said, a HD4870 512MB would be perfect for you at your resolution. You could even use some AA/AF in the games you play, while still maintaining sufficient frame rates.

    There are currently quite a few available on Newegg for ~$150 after rebate. At that price you really can't do much better...
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    A 1GB 4870 for good resoulutions and FPS especially on Crysis and COD4
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    Go for the 4870. if i were you i would wait until it drops
  19. Aceman.au

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    Why don't u upgrade to a 4870? :D

    And yes wait for the big drops to come...
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    1 - dont have money for a decent psu
    2 - here a 4870 512mb costs U$S 396.5 as the cheapest and with that i live a month and then some
    3- dont fit in my case
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    4870 Ftw!!
  22. Aceman.au

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    I like you alot now...

    And sorry LittleLizard... (Not sarcasm)
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    yeah, its the bad thing of live where all hardware is expensive :cry:
  24. Aceman.au

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    Buy from Australia or somewhere cheaper???

    www.shopbot.com.au then use a currency converter...
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