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Old April 27, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Video cards are on sale. I plan to upgrade my ATI HD4850 (been procrastinating on this for a while). I mainly use it for photo editing, some games (my HD4850 gives me artifacts when playing online games and Mini-Ninja, I do not need high frame rate or max res). I am using Dell 2405 monitor which is 1900x1200 resolution.
There are these cards that come into my price range of about $200:

1. XFX Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB $210 (after rebate)
XFX Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2xDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Fansink PCI-E Video Card - XFX - HD695XCDFC
2GB of vram. Is it of any use to me?
2. Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 Windforce 915MHZ 1GB ($150 after rebate)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 Windforce 915MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card - Gigabyte - GV-R687OC-1GD
3. Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card 1GB ($175 after rebate)
Buy the Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 at TigerDirect.ca


4. EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB ($250 after rebate)
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - eVGA - 012-P3-1571-KR
5. ZOTAC ZT-50313-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB ($270)
Newegg.ca - ZOTAC ZT-50313-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Choice 1-3, which one is better for my needs ?
Choice 4-5, which one is better ?

Thanks.

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Old April 27, 2012, 08:19 AM
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2 is better for your needs, but considering the prices I'd get 3.

4 is the better card.
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Old April 27, 2012, 08:23 AM
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None of the above. Wait about a month and you'll see MANY more options at those price points.
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Old April 27, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Thanks. I have waited this long, I'll wait some more.
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Old April 27, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Yea, the 6xx lineup should fill out allot in the coming weeks.. the new 660ti (or whatever they will call it) would be my option for a go-to card for your res... if you want a bit more power and have the funds then the new version of the 570 would be second..
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I would suggest you to get number 4, it is the better for your needs.
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