Graphics Cards - upgrade?

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Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby Graham_Thomas » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:34 pm

Hi there, thought I'd christen this thread. I currently have a 8800GT. I play Counter-Strike, GRID, COD etc. What would constitute, for me, an upgrade for less than £150? Any ideas welcomed.

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Re: Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby kingabs » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:03 pm

Whats your current system spec?

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Re: Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby sid180 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:18 pm

Yup would have to agree with King, post back your system specs as this will aid in helpig you find the best graphics card for money.

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Re: Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby Graham_Thomas » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:09 am

6400+ AMD, 2 gig RAM with a 4 gig pen drive used as Readyboost. Mobo is Asus 590 SLi (M2N32-SLI Deluxe). Thanks guys. :D

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Re: Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby kingabs » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:14 am

You could go for:

Asus GeForce GTX 260 Glaciator 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card

which is priced around the £148

Also this would be ideal as your CPU might bottlneck new games that you may play so this will help take the load of your CPU.

The Asus GeForce GTX 260 graphics card rips through DirectX 10 games at blazing fast frame rates and enables realistic physical motion and massively destructible environments with NVIDIA's new PhysX. technology. And that's not all, the Asus GeForce GTX 260 graphics card also supports extreme HD (2560x1600) resolutions, and gives your system the power of up to 216 multi-threaded processor cores, offloading the most intensive processing tasks from your CPU to your Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

- Core Clock: 576MHz
- Memory: 896MB GDDR3
- Memory Clock: 1998MHz (Effective)
- Memory Interface: 448-Bit
- Processing Cores: 216
- Shader Clock: 1242MHz
- Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.0
- Display Connectors: 2 Dual-Link DVI-I
- 5.8oz Copper Rod Fansink
- SLI Ready
- HDCP Capable
- DirectX 10 Support
- OpenGL 2.1 Support
- PhysX Enabled
- CUDA Enabled
- Warranty: 3 Years

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Re: Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby Graham_Thomas » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:54 pm

Thanks for that kingabs. I was thinking of the same card myself. Any other ideas please? :D

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Re: Graphics Cards - upgrade?

Postby sid180 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:48 pm

That was the card i was thinking about. Guess great minds think alike :-0

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