Upgrading from 4850 512 mb Card
Need some advice as to which card to get. Here are the specs for my system.
4 Gig Corsair DDR 2 ram
ATI 4850 512 mb video card(with GFX Chilla fan installed)
3 x 1 Tb hard drives
Acer monitor (1680x 1050)
OCZ 850 watt power supply
Running windows XP Professional- but upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Currently, I play lots of TF2 and my system runs smoothly. I was thinking of upgrading my video card once I go to Windows 7. My son wants my 4850 card in his rig. I have 200-300 to spend. I am not sure if I should just keep this card or upgrade. If I upgrade, I want to see a boost in my performance.
I was thnking of the GTX 460 or the ATI 5850. However, I will consider others based on the opinions I get.
Thanks for any advice you could send my way.
A GTX 460 would be a good upgrade option, but I would wait a bit and see when Nvidia comes out with the full GF104 core :)
The GTX460 1GB ver would be a very good upgrade for the price tag.
one more vote. what motherboard do you have?
+1 for the 460. Look at getting the 1 gb card from EVGA if possible.
yup just like all the others gtx 460.
Thanks for the quick replies guys. I really apprreciate any info you pass my way.
I am looking at these 3 GTX 260/265 cards. Let me know your opinions please.
1) Canada Computers - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB (768-P3-1360-TR) nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Chipset (675Mhz) 768MB (3600Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
2) Canada Computers - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked 768MB (768-P3-1362-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Chipset (763Mhz) 768MB (3800Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
3) Canada Computers - Palit GeForce GTX 465 1024MB (NE5TX465F1002) nVidia GeForce GTX 465 Chipset (607Mhz) 1024MB (3206Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
The 2nd card is only 20 bucks more, so I think it is probably the better buy at $239. However, the last card is a full 1 gb card(as opposed to the first 2) and as a 465GTX for only 20 buck more the the 460 GTX OC 768mb card. If I overclock the 2nd card, will it perform as close to the 465gtx card?
Thanks for any advice you can send my way.
Get the EVGA ***AR*** model. It has lifetime warranty. Palit warranty is quite sketchy in North America so I don't really recommend them.
Why not get the 1GB GTX 460?
The store in London doesnt carry it in stock. I am gonna check out NCIX and see what their price is. The good thing about them is I only pay the 1 tax. The bad thing is the shipping cost
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