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Old 11-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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A upgrade for my video card.

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASRock M3A770DE (CPUSocket)
Graphics
E2240 (1920x1080@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)

So yeah, i'm looking to get a upgrade for my hd 5770, it's letting me down on games that are recently released.

Now i'm not looking for a ati radeon 6990 but buy a upgrade that runs upcoming games fairly well for not a enormous price.

Anyone got a suggestion?

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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What's your budget? HD6870 or HD6950 are solid choices if you're planning on buying another AMD card.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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GTX560 Maybe, It won't run Battlefield 3 maxed out but most other games it will run smoothly at 1680x1050. It would give you anywhere between 20-50fps on games released today
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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I'd suggest a HD6950 2GB or GTX560 Ti (2GB version's preferable) and up, but between the two I've mentioned, the HD6950 2GB would be my choice. Should do BF3 and Skyrim at max setting @1080P. What's your PSU make and model?
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:27 AM   #5
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It would be great to list a budget...
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:03 AM   #6
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I'd suggest a HD6950 2GB or GTX560 Ti (2GB version's preferable) and up, but between the two I've mentioned, the HD6950 2GB would be my choice. Should do BF3 and Skyrim at max setting @1080P. What's your PSU make and model?
He doesn't need more than 1GB of video memory @ 1920x1080, unless he has a 3D setup, then I believe he might need the extra memory.

No sense wasting money on something you're not going to make use of, it's like buying a Sandy Bridge-E processor to browse the web, you're not going to see too much of a difference from an i3 or i5.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:56 AM   #7
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He doesn't need more than 1GB of video memory @ 1920x1080, unless he has a 3D setup, then I believe he might need the extra memory.

No sense wasting money on something you're not going to make use of, it's like buying a Sandy Bridge-E processor to browse the web, you're not going to see too much of a difference from an i3 or i5.
I beg to differ, some games require a crapload of VRAM for AA, texture and frame buffer. Take BF3 for instance, my 2x HD6870 are perfectly capable of doing it maxed out, Ultra setting, but that means 4x MSAA which would cause my cards to hitch/judder since that would require about 1.5GB of VRAM, disabling MSAA helps a lot as game is silky smooth. My 2x HD6870 are capable of taking on a GTX580, but the shortfall in VRAM is my Achilles Heel. I specifically suggested a 2GB version of those cards as I do not want the OP to be caught in my situation.
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