Opening for new gfx card available to replace 8800 GTS

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ish, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    I have been using my 640MB e-GeForce 8800 GTS for 4 years 9 months and 20 days!!! :)


    WOW time fly's!!

    I've had my graphics card for almost 5 years according to the EVGA website!!


    Looking for an upgrade and would like to know which mid-range graphics card to buy that will run Battlefiled 3 at medium/high and my budget is $150.00.

    I'm posting this in the General hardware section to see if there are any good deals from ATI/AMD/NVIDIA

    BTW I'm very confused by AMD's numbering system...
     
  2. Virtue

    Virtue Master Guru

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    150$ is quite low, you'll have to throw in some more money.

    150$-180$ gets you a GTX 560 (non Ti), AMD 6850/6870.

    I'd recommend getting the 6870.
     
  3. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    Thanks!

    Looking at reviews for 6870
     
  4. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    I found a 550TI for $118 after rebate!
     

  5. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Still recommend the Radeon HD 6870 or the GTX 560 (non-Ti).

    I got the Radeon HD 6870 over the GTX 560 purely based on the fact my local retailer had a sale and XFX had a rebate for their cards.

    deltatux
     
  6. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    Yeah, I might do that instead..

    Last time I went cheap on a graphics card I ended up with a FX5200 :bang:
     
  7. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    Got the 560 and a new monitor :D


    GRAND total is $421.73.. Overshot the budget by a little
     
  8. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Couldn't resist yourself could ya...HaHa...Hope you got a EVGA...They seem to last for you...Enjoy the new toys...
     
  9. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Should be good to go :thumbup:. Which monitor and brand of gpu?
     
  10. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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  11. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    Gratz! One frind also has GTX560 (non Ti) and it's a good card, runs games well and so on. Have not heard any complains about it.
     
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    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    6870 wouldve been faster in BF3 and cheaper
     
  13. pokerapar88

    pokerapar88 Ancient Guru

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    if you are not willing to spend more money, i can tell you for experience that I can run with my setup (athlon II x4 640 @ 3.45 + amd 6850) BF3 in single player with all setting in ultra except for MSAA (and I removed motion blur too). It looks awesome and gives me from 30 (min) to 70 (max) fps in any scenario.

    look this guide:

    http://blogs.amd.com/play/2011/10/31/your-personal-mini-guide-for-battlefield-3/

    hope it helps !
     
  14. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    THANKS guys I decided to go with the 560 because of my excellent experience with EVGA.
     
  15. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Nice! Now time to update your system specs in your profile :p!

    deltatux
     

  16. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    It's updated!! Thanks guys for not letting me get the 550 TI...

    I can play 1080P at 40-70 FPS with my new card at high settings no AA. :)

    Very stoked with everything so far.
     
  17. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    I was going to take a picture inside of my case but the wiring is a huge mess and needs some TLC.

    Here is a picture of my Desktop tho..

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    Having a widescreen monitor is beneficial for BF3 :biggun:

    Hopefully I can start repairing my Kill to death ratio.. :)
     

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