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Old 06-28-2009, 02:40 AM   #1
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Default Choosing a New Video Card

Hey, I plan on getting a new video card upgrade for my PC, and I picked out a few already to choose from. However, I don't know which is the best as I am no computer pro lol. Please help me out with picking which card to purchase.

My computer specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 (3.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333 FSB)
CF-OCVENDETTA-775AM2 OCZ Vendetta Universal 775 & AM2 3 copper heat-pipes
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition + Service Pack 2
CS-TTVC3000BWSBLK Thermal Take Full Tower Steel Gaming PC case Black
600 Watt - Thermaltake Power Supply SLI Ready
MB-IND975XBX Intel D975XBX 975Xpress Crossfire Chipset
4 GB OCZ Reaper 800MHz DDR2 Memory (2x2GB Modules)
500GB Hard Drive (Serial ATA II, 3GB, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache)
18x Double-Layer DVDRW/CDRW combo drive
NVIDIA GeForce HD 8800 GT 512M OC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 1900MHz PCI Express x16 HDCP SLI Video Card
Integrated 8-channel (7.1) audio
On-board 10/100 Ethernet Connection
19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver/Black


The Video cards to pick from:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102809 - SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121308 - ASUS EAH4890/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130433 - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130475 - EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: Choosing a New Video Card

The GTX 275 is the fastest choice of the four. It beats out the HD 4890 in near every bench: NVIDIA GTX 275 Review. But then, the EVGA Superclocked GTX 260 core 216 may be the best bang for your buck. They run on par with a GTX 280.

The HD 4850 X2 is quite possibly the slowest card as it's even beaten by a standard GTX 260 core 216.

If you want to save a few dollars, go with the Superclocked GTX 260 core 216. It will run any game you can throw at it.
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Alright, I've decided to go with the GTX 275 as its only a few bucks more, and it saves me the trouble of having to upgrade again in a few years! Thanks for all the help atomic.
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Looks to me like the HD 4850 X2 is the fastest card there: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=2
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