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Old March 16, 2011, 07:36 PM
JJThomp JJThomp is offline
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Well if you are willing to go as high as that 5870 I would take this instead

NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 830MHZ 1GB 5.2GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card - XFX - HD695XZNDC - in Canada

That card will give you the best performance for your money in that range or if you really wanna stick with nvidia.

NCIX.com - Buy PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti XLR8 Black Box 822MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - PNY Technologies Inc - VCGGTX560TXPB - in Canada

They are the same price but that GTX 560 will give you slightly less performance.

I haven't heard anything bad about that PNY but I haven't really heard much at all about it so be slightly weary and do some research before you pick that one up.

Also pretty much any of the cards I have mentioned will kick your 8800's ass.

Also the 6870 is less powerful than the 5870 but it is quieter and uses less juice.

For you I would pick the 6870 or 560 ti (because you like nVidia). The 6870 because it strictly adheres to your budget and if you are willing to push you budget the 560 ti because it is a nice card at a nice price and both will give you decent framerates at 1080. (more so with the 560)

I have heard of some people with driver errors on the 6950 but most people are fine so it is a very nice choice for the price.
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