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Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 12:00:21 Reply

I 'need' a new graphics card because my current one is a few years behind the rest of my rig, so I'm really not getting the performance out of it that I would like because its being held back so much.

I have a 8800GT which isn't bad but when I have a 2.33GHz Intel Quad Core then it looks pathetic really, I'm gonna be selling it to a friend when/if I get a new card because his is even worse than mine =P

I don't want the best, I want cost effective, bang for my buck, performance for my pound.

Theres a Nividia GT220 going for £50 on EBuyer, but I'd like some advice first.


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 12:17:21 Reply

go for ATI Radeon HD 5970 Graphics hands down.

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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 12:38:55 Reply

At 1/28/10 12:17 PM, bifgis wrote: go for ATI Radeon HD 5970 Graphics hands down.

I kinda wonna stick to nividia to be honest, I've had nothing but bad experiences with ATI.


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 12:40:27 Reply

At 1/28/10 12:38 PM, TiredPaperBoy wrote:
At 1/28/10 12:17 PM, bifgis wrote: go for ATI Radeon HD 5970 Graphics hands down.
I kinda wonna stick to nividia to be honest, I've had nothing but bad experiences with ATI.

WAit for the new 300 series to come out. That way, either you can get the new-cutting edge stuff, or the older stuff will have a drop of price.


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 13:03:02 Reply

I would suggest a Radeon HD 5870 Video Card but you want to stick with Nivia so... lol


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 13:08:40 Reply

Depends what kind of bus you're planning to run it on?

AGP or PCI-E?


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 13:10:56 Reply

if you're gonna stick with gayvidia then wait for fermi

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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 13:55:12 Reply

I have always had ATI cards, but my macbook has an Nvidia card, Im surprised by its stability.
if a game runs at a certain framerate it won't be lagging by any visual effects later in the game, ATI cards can start really good, but when the aliens attacked in crysis warhead my ATI card lagged alot because of the snow, making playing the other half of the game a pretty painful experience.

also, games tend to automatically detect the video settings, this hardly goes right on ATI card but hasn't gone wrong on my Nvidia yet

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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 14:05:39 Reply

At 1/28/10 01:08 PM, Paradigms wrote: Depends what kind of bus you're planning to run it on?

AGP or PCI-E?

I think the 8800GT is PCI-E only.

Seriously, I've been an Nvidia fanboy for a long time but at the moment you'd be wise to wait until Nvidia pushes out the Fermi stuff and then buy an ATI 5970 ridiculously cheap.


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 15:00:33 Reply

At 1/28/10 02:05 PM, EgoistXIV wrote: Seriously, I've been an Nvidia fanboy for a long time but at the moment you'd be wise to wait until Nvidia pushes out the Fermi stuff and then buy an ATI 5970 ridiculously cheap.

I was going to say that maybe you should look at a nVidia 250 GTS, because mine was cheap ($120) and could run every single game I owned, at the highest settings (it was like I entered a new universe from my old 8400). But maybe just do what EgoistXIV said and wait for Fermi.


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 15:55:58 Reply

heres my setup fap fap fap

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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 16:10:11 Reply

At 1/28/10 03:55 PM, TacoFreak wrote: heres my setup fap fap fap

Hmmm, my wiring is alot less... conservative =D

People keep saying to wait for the next series of nvidia, or get an ATI...

ATI don't like me! NO!

Anyone got an idea when the new Nvidia 300 Series is coming out? But even then I doubt that the 200 series which is already one or two years old will get any cheaper next year.


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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-01-28 16:28:53 Reply

Your best option is to wait for the DX11 ATI cards to have better circulation. A 5850 currently goes for $300, sometimes more, whereas the MSRP is $260.

If you've had bad experiences with ATI, it's more than likely from the 3xxx series or earlier. I'ved owned or have experience with the following gpus:

Nvidia:
GTX 280
9600gt
8500gt

ATI:
4870
4770
4200 integrated

As far as I'm concerned, ATI has given me no more trouble than my nvidia cards have, and at the end of the day, it's about price/performance, not red or green.

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Response to Recommend a good GPU? 2010-02-23 19:41:22 Reply

don't come to us with this kind of information... go to a bunch of computer stores and get into convos with the people that install the things... and write them all down... if a certain chip set or card comes up a few times in the convos... then look into them... and their counterparts... get reviews from the internet about them... and there you will have the best information possible...


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