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Old June 24, 2010, 05:37 AM
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Wondering what people's input is for getting a gpu that will power 1x monitor at 1920x1200 res, or 2x monitors at 1080p.

hoping to get suggestions for both ATI and Nvidia

oh and I want the card to handle DX11
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Old June 24, 2010, 05:47 AM
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depends on the game. metro? gtx 480. slightly less bersek on the gpus? 5850/5870
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Old June 24, 2010, 05:50 AM
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And your CPU and PSU are?
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Old June 24, 2010, 06:20 AM
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I haven't regretted picking up a 5850. Sure it's not the king of the hill, but it handles anything I throw at it, overclocks like crazy and it's reasonably priced.
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Old June 24, 2010, 06:23 AM
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burebista is accurate in asking what the op's cpu and psu as both will limit the benefits of specific cards due to bottlenecking or not having enough power to power the card.
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forgot about that :p

funny thing with ati, is that very few ppl are upgrading psu to get a 5850/70 vs gtx 4xxx series cards from nv :)
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Old June 24, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Maybe wait a bit for the GTX460?
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I think it mostly depends on 2 things. The 1st was already asked, the 2nd is what you are budgeting or are willing to spend. I purchased a 5970 and have had no regrets whatsoever. It simply spanks the 480, uses less power, generates less heat, and is a great DX11 gpu. Of course it really depends on what you prefer as well, ATI or Nvidia. I've always been with Nvidia until recently. The high temps of the new cards along with the price per performance steered me towards trying the ATI card. Either way, the higher end cards,though not necessarily the top, are best.
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Old June 24, 2010, 08:24 AM
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In retrospect (for me atleast), i keep on getting flashing textures with ATI cards whereas Nvidia cards are just fine in BFBC2...
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I'm in the process of upgrading my rig, and my mobo and cpu will be changing, I'm looking at an i7 860 for the cpu my PSU is the enermax revolution 85+ 1050 W, so power is no issue AT ALL.

I started out as an ATI fanboy because of price vs. performance, but after using Nvidia's 2xx gpu's I found myself loving the single gpu over duals to get equal performance. I'm not really partial to either brand I guess. I just perfer a single card, single gpu if possible (because of the lack of resolution & number of monitors).

Price for me - the cheaper the better. My last rig had 3x 280's in it, and well, for 1920x1200 thats MASSIVE overkill. so I'm not opposed to spending money, but keep in mind the resolution I'm playing at. I think the 5970 is overkill, and If I can't use the card to its full potential, I might as well save some money. I think the 5850 and 470 fall in my price range though, for what its worth. I'm not sure if those gpu's would be overkill/underpowered for gaming on dual monitors at 1080p. I think both should handle anything at 1920x1200
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