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Old November 12, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Hi everyone, I am going to be purchasing a Samsung T220 soon and I am looking to upgrade my graphics card. Right now I only have a 7900gs that can run TF2 fine at 1280x1024 but I don't think it will work as well with a 1680x1050 resolution. TF2 and BF2 are the only computer games I play and I think that will be it for me for PC gaming. I am connecting my 360 to my new monitor as well. Anyway I was hoping you guys could recommend me a decent video card that should run TF2 and BF2 at max fine. I am on a tight budget and anything under the 4850 that could do the job would be great.

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Old November 12, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Maybe the 4670? It's basically a 3850 with a few new tricks up its sleeve. The advantage is that its only about $100, It's very small and quiet (not talking about the reference version, get the powercolor/gigabyte ones), and last but not least it doesn't even need a 6-pin pcie connector.

Powercolor version @ Newegg.ca:
Newegg.ca - POWERCOLOR AX4670 512MD3-P Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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Old November 12, 2008, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for the reply! I will look into it and see if it's right for me.

Edit: Well I've read up on it a bit more and I don't think that card will work for me

If it really comes down to it, I might just get the cheapest 9800gt/4850 I can find.

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the 128-bit membus of the 4670 turns me off of it...you should be able to get a real 3870 for abt $125 now...
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I have the 1gb version from Powercolour and it's the quietest video card I've ever had. Great little card for a bit of gaming at lower res and other stuff too.
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Old November 12, 2008, 08:45 PM
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I have the 1gb version from Powercolour and it's the quietest video card I've ever had. Great little card for a bit of gaming at lower res and other stuff too.
Are you talking about 3870?
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Are you talking about 3870?
Nope 4670. This one: Newegg.ca - POWERCOLOR AX4670 1GBK3-P Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old November 12, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Do you think it could handle TF2 and BF2 at 1680x1050? If so then I think I'm sold.
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Probably. But to be "safe" maybe you might want to get either a HIS or Powercolour 4830. Both are in the $155/160 range. So it depends on your budget. BTW the 4830 is right beneath the 4850.
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Old November 12, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Ok, I've made a decision and I'm going to go for the HIS 4830. The price is just right and it can run my games very well. Thanks to everyone for the help.
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