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 Post subject: What kind of Video Card can I get?
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Hi, I want to get a really good graphics card. I have the GeForce GTS 250 and I want a card that supports DirectX 11. I'd like to get the best card that my system can run while getting full capacity out of the graphics card.

My system specs are:

Operating System: Windows 7
Motherboard: Asus M3N72-D
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM ... sProcessor:
AMD Athlon 7850 Dual-Core Processor 2.8GHz
Memory: 8GB
Video: GeForce GTS 250
Hard Drive: 500GB
Monitor: HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
Power Supply: 750W

I'm just trying to see if I can run any of the following cards
GeForce GTX 580
http://www.geforce.com/#/Hardware/GPUs/ ... 0/overview
GeForce GTX 570
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-ge ... 70-us.html
GeForce GTX 460
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-ge ... 60-us.html
GeForce GTS 450
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-ge ... 50-us.html
I'm pretty sure I can run the GTS 450 but I'm hoping I can do better.

Any input and recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Or what should I look for to know, so I could answer my own question? I've seen requirements for watts and it seems like 750 is enough, I'm sure 8GB of Ram is enough, I just don't know if 2.8GHz Dual-Core Processor is good enough. I asked on Yahoo Answers and a guy told me since the slots on my Motherboard are so old I probably have an old CPU as well so it would bottleneck and be a waste of money to buy a really good card.

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Video Card can I get?
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Your mobo specs say you have a 16x slot (or two 8x), so your fine there. If money is no object then grab the GTX 580. Just make sure you have a 6 and a 8-pin connector available.


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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Video Card can I get?
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:17 am 
Little Foot
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Dunno about "the slots being too old" that's a bunch of giberish. Unless they are PCIe 1.0 then I agree. But yes your CPU is going to hurt performance of a top notch card like the 580. I would personally just save some more cash and build a better system later. Also, the new line up of cards should be coming out Q4 of this year, along with the new Ivy Bridge.


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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Video Card can I get?
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 5:48 am 
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Thanks for the input guys, I appreciate it. I think I'll just go with a cheap card that can support Direct X 11 then maybe in a year or so just buy a get a high end system


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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Video Card can I get?
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:51 pm 
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The GTX 560 SOC from gigabyte is pretty sweet and already max overclocked for $250 on the egg. I would look into that to get you satisfied for the time being. The reviews for it put it on par with the GTX580 reference card for frame rates on a single monitor.


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