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Old September 29, 2009, 07:12 PM
mtrpcic mtrpcic is offline
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Default Which card should I get? GTX 260 ot 275, Nvidia or ATI? Help!

I'm in the market for a new video card. The reasoning is that I'd like to play Modern Warfare 2 when it comes out on max settings, at my highest resolution, full HD. Here are the relavent components of my current system:

Motherboard: NFORCE 680i LT SLI
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM: 4GB OCZ DDR2 667 (PC2-5300)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768 MBytes

I'm torn on what card to get right now. The GTX 260 looks promising, but the 275 is only slightly more expensive, and should perform better (I think). If I get an NVIDIA card, I can use my 8800 GTX as a dedicated PhysX controller to get a boost in any future games that support it.

However, there's the ATI side of the bridge, which I know less about. Apparently ATI is the leader right now in performance for dollar.

I'm looking to spend MAXIMUM $300 on the graphics card, but the cheaper the better. I'm in Canada, so any links you give would be great if they were from Tigerdirect.ca, NCIX.com, or newegg.ca.

Any advice is a great help, as I've been trying to figure this out for ages.

Thanks,

Mike
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