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Windows 7: Need some gaming video card advice.

25 Oct 2009   #1

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
Need some gaming video card advice.

I believe i'll be building a new box here in about a month so I've been spec'ing things out.

I currently use an ATI X800 Pro. Although its lasted this long, ive had weird issue and bugs out of it and I would sort of prefer to go back to Nvidia. But i've heard that the only cards working with Direct X 11 are ATI for right now?

I havnt kept up with hardware for some time so i dont even know whos "winning" right now with the best cards out.

I was looking at this card. - EVGA 01G-P3-1155-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

It looks alright and I think it will meet my needs. I plan to game with it moderately, but i dont need the absolute best. Just needs to run current games and be enjoyable, without struggling to do so.

Any suggestions that fall in a similar price point as the link posted?

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25 Oct 2009   #2

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate - ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 Dark Knight 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

That one looks much better, similar price, and is 10.1 in stead of just 10.

I cant find any directx 10.1 Nvidia cards that are 256bit and the 256bit directx11 ATI cards are near 400$. Maybe I'll have to stick with ATI.
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25 Oct 2009   #3

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate

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25 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Tigerdirect has the card I just purchased on sale. I bought mine form the Egg and didn't get the Batman download or the pricing it is at now. Plus you get the EVGA lifetime warranty, step up program and Cross shipping is available. It kicks my 2 9800gt's butt. Might be more than your willing to spend. Fabe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, FREE Batman: Arkham Asylum Game Download at
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