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Which Graphics card will work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sentry44, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. Sentry44

    Sentry44 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I just joined the forums because of the building frustration around my current graphics card problem.

    I wanted to try a new game (well, rebuilt game) APB, and it shows my computer has all the necessary minimum requirements except for my graphics card.

    Long story short, an old friend of mine is going to build a computer for me, and he asked which graphics card I want.

    APB has Minimum Requirements as:

    ATI Radeon X1900 XT 256 MB or GeForce 7800 256 MB or equivalent

    APB has Recommended as:

    ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB or GeForce 8800 512 MB or equivalent

    With:

    Video RAM must be 256 MB.
    Hardware T&L must be present.
    Pixel Shader Version must be 3.0
    Vertex Shader Version must be 3.0


    The choices I have are between:

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...d-5850/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5850-overview.aspx)
    ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...d-5770/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5770-overview.aspx)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 (http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gts-450-us.html)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250 (http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gts_250_us.html)

    Price is not an issue, and aside from knowing which could handle the game (hopefully if any), knowing which is the best would help as well.

    I would ask -how- to find out which is the best, but i've already thrown away a couple hundred of dollars and couple of months on this and I'd rather just get it done as soon as possible. It's exhausting, so thank you for any help.
     
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    Thank you thank you. Finally, i'll get it right away.
     
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