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Solved: Looking to upgrade my video card. I could use a couple suggestions.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by audi0fix, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. audi0fix

    audi0fix Thread Starter

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    I'm currently running a Geforce 9800 GTX+. Looking to upgrade to a card that can handle the Witcher 2, Battlefield 3 and, other high demand games well. DX11 capable is of course desired.
    Not a mega gamer but I like smooth game play. Price is a factor. Want to keep it as close to $200 as possible. Not saying I wouldn't fluctuate a bit if it will really make a difference though.
    I also only plan on using a single PCI express port. Not SLI or Crossfire.

    PC Specs:
    AMD phenom 945 quad-core
    8 gigs DDR3 memory
    1 TB Sata 7200 rpm Hard drive
    Corsair tx650w PSU

    Was consider this model:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What size power supply?
     
  3. jack-o-bytes

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    It is a corsair TX-650w so it is fairly capable of powering some good cards.

    I would suggest that you go with something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

    If you look at the website www.videocardbenchmarks.net you will see that the 2 graphics cards have the following scores

    GTX 560Ti - 2968
    Radeon 6950 -3243

    For an extra $10 you will get 300 more points on the scale. However if you don't want to spend an extra $10 then the GTX 560ti is a great card as well :)

    Jack-O-Bytes
     
  4. audi0fix

    audi0fix Thread Starter

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  5. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes

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    The website is owned by a company called Passmark, They have their own benchmark software which people install on their computers. Then the performance is recorded and an average performance score given to different models of CPU and GPU.

    Jack-O-Bytes
     
  6. audi0fix

    audi0fix Thread Starter

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    Oh ok. thanks for the info. It may end up coming down to case size lol. The 560 is about an inch and a half shorter. otherwise the 6950 seems to be the better value. I'll have to measure.
     
  7. jack-o-bytes

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    Well yeah I suppose so lol. That is the problem with most modern graphics cards.
     
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