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Old April 14, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Default Need New GPU. 175$-200$ Budget.

I currently own a 4670 and I'm looking to upgrade on something more powerful. I have a 175-200$ (Taxes included) budget.

Debating between:

Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Buy Palit GeForce® GTX 460 Sonic (1024MB GDDR5) at Vuugo. Speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives for more information! (I know it's sold out but I have a possibility to get it anyway.)

or 6850
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Old April 14, 2011, 06:48 PM
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I would recommend none of those... Palit has issues, GTX 460 SE is garbage, and HD 5850 is solid but is older technology and not exactly optimized for newer games (has more raw power but gives less stable framrates due to optimization".

Personally I recommend this
NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2XMINI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - SAPPHIRE - 11179-00-40R - in Canada

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GV-R687OC-1GD GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 Graphics Card - 915 MHz Core - 1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 4200 MHz Memory Clock - 2560 x 1600 - CrossFireX - HDMI - DisplayPort - DVI - Cendirect Canada
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Old April 14, 2011, 06:51 PM
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the 5850! really good card (about as good as a 6870) and 149$ is a really good price for it!

if you end up going for a 460, dont get the SE or 768MB version as they are considerably slower than the original 1GB versions!
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Old April 14, 2011, 07:01 PM
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There's a 560 GTX Ti on for $200 at NCIX. It's a little bit of a stretch for your budget but well worth it IMHO.
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Old April 14, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Too bad the 560Ti on sale at NCIX is just out of reach!! 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

Otherwise I agree with JJ that the 460 SE should be avoided.

I would suggest looking the MSI GTX460 1GB Cyclone card at NCIX that is currently on sale: NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - N460GTX Cyclone1GD5/OC - in Canada
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Old April 14, 2011, 09:11 PM
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check if the vuugo 120 dollar palit 460 1gb(not se) is still in stock? :)

bang per buck best choice, save the 40 dollar 5770 but thats slower.
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Old April 15, 2011, 04:28 AM
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Well right now it's a race between PNY GTX 560 Ti, 6870 and 6950...

What you say?
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Old April 15, 2011, 04:56 AM
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IMO, GTX 560 Ti.... overclock it as far as it can handle and you should be quite happy with its performance up to resolutions of 1920x1200.
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Old April 15, 2011, 05:11 AM
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I agree with zoob. There's a ton of headroom on most 560's. Overclock it and it'll be head and shoulders above the 6870.
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Old April 15, 2011, 05:25 AM
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Quick noob question, when you say overclock it, will it require more power from the PSU?
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