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Madeinedmundston August 30, 2011 04:51 PM

HI,I Upgraded My computer 3 month ago,but Now my Video Card is Bottlenecking my Intel i5....

I have a 9800 GTX+ SSC,That i'm satisfied but i Want a Direct X 11 capable Card who can do better than mine....Problem...i got 200 Bucks......And just to mention,I'm not a Fan of ATI\AMD:bleh:...Hate ATI Catalyst!

Also is it really worth the Dollards???

3 choice.....
GTX 460
GTX 550
GTX 560

Thanks to Helping Me!:biggrin:

_dangtx_ August 30, 2011 05:31 PM

try to score a used one, or a 6950,used of course

Madeinedmundston August 30, 2011 06:36 PM

just to mention......I want a card who will handle Skyrim at least at Very High If Not at Ultra at 1680x1050

frontier204 August 30, 2011 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Madeinedmundston (Post 545402)

Isn't that what we try NOT to title stuff?

I'm not too sure what that is about - I can extract...
  • Your budget is $200
  • You want a non-AMD GPU that can outperform a 9800GTX+ and support DirectX11
  • Your CPU is a Core i5 (I assume the 2500k in your my system specs?)
  • You for some reason don't want the GPU to bottleneck the CPU
For $200 you're looking at a GTX 460 1 GB ($160ish), GTX 470 ($190ish), or a GTX 560 non-Ti ($190ish) new, or maybe a GTX 560Ti used if you're patient. I don't know if your budget includes shipping and taxes. A GTX 550 Ti is a tier lower than the aforementioned cards at $110-$135. Any of those cards of which will nicely outperform a 9800GTX+. Whether the performance is worth the money depends on what you need out of the card.

EDIT: ninja'd by OP
See if reviews for any of the cards I listed show what you want to play and decide from there. I'm not familiar with ES5's requirements.

Madeinedmundston August 30, 2011 06:42 PM

Minimum System Requirements
* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB
* Graphics: 512 MB card
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
Recommended System Requirements
* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
Supported Graphics Cards:
Minimum – 8800 GT
Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850

Got my Answer :P THANKS!

Madeinedmundston August 30, 2011 06:46 PM

anyone as opinion of Zotac?????? An underbrand of what other brand???

Arinoth August 30, 2011 06:53 PM

I am disappointed that no one has asked the OP what his power supply is, if its a 400W he'd be rather limited.

3.0charlie August 30, 2011 06:56 PM

System specs. says TX650W. He's fine.

Madeinedmundston August 30, 2011 07:06 PM

<table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Processor: Intel i5-2500K OC@4.1 Ghz</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Memory: 2x2gb Gskill DDR3-1600</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Video: EVGA 9800 GTX+ SSC</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">HDD: 2x Caviar Black 1tb Raid 0</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">PSU: Corsair TX-650 Watt</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Case: Apevia X-Plorer Mid tower case</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Sound: Auzentech X-fi Prelude 7.1</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Optical: Samsung SH-223BE</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">Monitor: HP w2207 22in @ 1680x1050</td></tr> <tr><td class="vbmenu_specs">OS: Windows 7 Ultimate</td></tr></tbody></table>

roh_ultima August 30, 2011 10:32 PM

well until skyrim is out...picking a video card now is a waste of time
until the game is out and you know what is needed

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