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DXStriker December 17, 2009 11:29 AM

New Video Card
So I am in the hunt for a new Video Card. I was thinking between a GTX275 or one of the 5XXX,4XXX. The 5XXX,4XXX series confuses me though, I am not really sure which ones are the good ones. Any suggestions or help would be awesome =)

I play Wow on full settings, DragonAge, COD:MW2 and i wanna play FF when it comes out.

IRQ Conflict December 17, 2009 11:43 AM

IMHO, the 5 Series should be your only consideration if you do not plan on waiting around to see what nVidia will have. Just purchase the fastest 5 Series you can afford.

Edit: What is "FF" ?

DXStriker December 17, 2009 12:07 PM

Final Fantasy ( Hoping its not as horrible as 11 :sad: )

BrianHanna December 17, 2009 12:28 PM

with the ati cards, the first number is the generation, so 4xxx is 4th, 5xxx is 5th.

the second number indicate the strength or something... just know this, the higher the number on the ati card, generally the better.

DXStriker December 17, 2009 12:56 PM

Thanks also whats the consensus on the best brands for the 5 series xfx, evga, asus ??? still good ??

Zero82z December 17, 2009 12:56 PM

What is your budget? (can't believe nobody has bothered to ask this yet)

Arinoth December 17, 2009 12:59 PM

I'm also surprised no one has asked you at what resolution you'll be playing at as well, since if you play at a lower or certain resolutions you may not be getting the full potential/benefit of a 275 and could go with a cheaper GTX260 or 'lower end' 5xxx series card.

DXStriker December 17, 2009 01:17 PM

Price is ~300 max.

Resolution is ( I am at work and i never really played around with my resolution because its a old card so i am taking a guess ) 1280-900
I would like a better resolution though because I had a really old card

Sorry should included this in my starter post

Zero82z December 17, 2009 01:42 PM

What size monitor do you have, is it an LCD or a CRT, and is it 4:3 or widescreen (16:9 or 16:10)?

Raserei408 December 17, 2009 03:39 PM

Well, at that resolution, a 5770 should do pretty well. If you want to upgrade, say 1920 x 1200 or so, try to find a 5850. They're scarce but great, and they're just around $300.

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