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Windows 7: try to choose a graphics card

14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
try to choose a graphics card

Newegg.com - EVGA 017-P3-1165-AR GeForce GTX 260 1792MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - HIS H487QT1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ 4+ Turbo Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4890 TOP/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

i was wondering witch graphics card is the best bang for the buck, me and my friend were having a dispute of this the gtx 260 has a slower clocks than the ati cards and is 448-bit but the other 2 have higher clocks but less memory, whats the best one?

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15 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

anybody?
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15 Aug 2009   #3

 

The answer depends on usage. The answer will change under certain conditions. Select the one that meets your maximum requirements.
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15 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Big question is what do have for a power supply?
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15 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

i am getting this for my PSU Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

i play games CSS to UT3 and im going to want to play crysis/warhead etc,

witch card wound be better for crysis?
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15 Aug 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That one will do.

As to which card to get, no contest really, the 4890.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...HD_4890/6.html
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15 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

alright that you, i didnt know if it was better than the 260 or not
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15 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by treachery View Post
alright that you, i didnt know if it was better than the 260 or not
The 4890 is pretty much top of the line, unless you count the dual-GPU GTX 295's, so the 4890 would blow a GTX 260 out of the water in most (if not all) respects.
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15 Aug 2009   #9

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Take a look at Tom's Video Card Heirarchy. The 4890 is new but nonetheless it might give you some idea.

Aside from the PSU which has been covered check the physical dimensions. Probably not an issue but it never hurts to ask. Many video cards take up 2 slots with the cooling fan.

Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart - Review Tom's Hardware : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: Jan. '09
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15 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Well, I dont really know THAT much about graphics cards but if your going for the money than a ATI card is best or the 9800 gt which is cheap now but really good.
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