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Graphics Sorry Guys

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloodburgers, 29 Oct 2009.

  1. Bloodburgers

    Bloodburgers Member

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    I am sure most people are fed up with answering questions about graphics cards atm with the release of the new ati range and all the confusion with nvidia's however i have to ask one more. so apologies to those already at breaking point.

    My current spec is as follows;

    CPU: Intel Q6700 @ 3.6Ghz
    Motherboard: DFI LP LT-X48-T2R iX48 S775
    GPU: 512M GIGABYTE ATI HD3870 GDDR4 @ 825Mhz/1150Mhz
    RAM: 2 X 2G OCZ Reaper-X pc2-8000 @ 1066Mhz
    HDD: 500G SAMSUNG SATA2 HD501LJ
    PSU:CORSAIR HX 520W MODULAR PSU.

    Now with that cleared up. I am looking to udrage my GPU as my trusty 3870 is now a little long in the tooth.

    I currently play my games at 1680x1050 on my 22" monitor. At this resolution there is little point in me buying a 5850 or higher as it would most likely be wasted and i very rarely game on my 52" tv.

    The titles that i currently enjoy playing are pretty much the usual jumble. COD4, Grid, Empire TW, oh and not forgetting X3.

    So i will want something i can plug in and run everything at my required rating at max (although this may be hard on the empire front).

    I have no real affinity for either camp although i would lean more to ati due to having a bad experience with Nvidia back in the FX days. Despite having a crossfire capable board i have never been enamoured by the idea however should a bargain arise i could be swayed assuming my psu could take it.

    So now the crux of the matter please could i have your 2 pence worth to help me decide.

    Stank you for your patience. And thank your for any advice you may have.
     
  2. Kyocera

    Kyocera The Garden of Evil

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    How much money?

    and then we'll talk.
     
  3. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    i would think a 5850 would be perfect for the games you play and the resolution...if it fits your budget
     
  4. yh125d

    yh125d Total noob

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    Nvidia of today and nvidia of the FX generation are totally different, I wouldn't rule them out just for that ;)

    For that res, something 5850/GTX285 ish is already starting to get close to overkill, so something higher doesn't really need to be considered unless you want to upgrade your monitor soon. Even a 4850/GTS250 can pretty well max out most games at 1680x1050. A 5770 I think would be a good match of features/performace/price for you
     
  5. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    Following on with trig you could get a 4870 if the HD 5850 seems a little pricey. And if you want more power than than HD 4870 get a HD 4890.
     
  6. Bloodburgers

    Bloodburgers Member

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    Well atm i was looking round the £150 mark guessing it would be between 265-275 and 4850-4870. However if the difference in price were to be matched by a suitable increase in real world gaming performance i could be swayed
     
  7. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    For about that price you could get a *refers to magazine* 1GB Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X at £161.22. If you are willing to push the price up a bit you could get the Sapphire Atomic HD 4890 which is essentially the same except it has been factory overclocked.
     
  8. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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  9. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    Dont buy the power color!:thumb:
     
  10. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    I've got the same PSU as you with a similar spec rig (E6850 dual3ghz, Asus P5KC, 4x1gb 4-4-4-12-1t RAM, WD Cav Black 640gb, Dell 2007WFP 1680x1050 20").

    Very happily running a HD4870 1GB I got 2 months ago for £114, having upgraded from a HD3870. My frame rates in World of Warcraft, got a roughly 30 fps global boost (although I vsync to cap at 60 so its not always visible) on full sliders to the maxxxxxx!
     
  11. mbvg

    mbvg e5300 all the way

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    well i don't want to spend alot on a GPU but want to play Empire total war Help
     

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