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Which video card?

Which Card?

  • GTX 260

    Votes: 12 29.3%
  • 9800GT

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • HD4850

    Votes: 4 9.8%
  • HD4870

    Votes: 25 61.0%
  • 3870X2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 8800GTS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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#1
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
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..
 
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#4
At those prices go with the 4870, performance wise it's pretty close to the 260 and for $40 less
 
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#5
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.
 

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#6
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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#7
You can't go wrong with either a 4850 or 4870, at the res you game, you will love either of these babies.:toast:
 
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#8
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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#9
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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#10
4870!! I'm grabbing one when they hit 150$ or maybe a 4850X2.
 

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#11
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.
See post #6.
 
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#14
Get the 4870 when the price drops to $150!
 
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#15
Yea i would go with the 4870 aswell.
 

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#16
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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#18
Go for the 4870. if i were you i would wait until it drops
 
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#20
Why don't u upgrade to a 4870? :D

And yes wait for the big drops to come...
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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#21
4870 Ftw!!
 
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I like you alot now...

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