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Help me pick a graphics card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by EdwardTobia, 23 Sep 2009.

  1. EdwardTobia

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Oct 2008

    Posts: 83

    Hey all,

    Time for a new graphics card...

    I did have a Radeon 4850 512MB Overclocked, which ran pretty well but decided to sell on to a friend and buy another "better" or "equal" card, and i do plan on overclocking the card for more performance...

    So far im deciding between:

    Palit nVidia GTS 250 1024MB

    GeForce 9800GT 1024MB

    Sapphire ATi HD 4770 512MB

    The card will be paired with the following system:

    AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition
    8GB DDR2 800 (4x2GB)
    Corsair TX 750 PSU


    Which one of these is the best? i hear a lot of good things about the HD 4770 once overclocked, but would the 128bit 512MB of memory be a bottleneck for todays games?

    All help appreciated guys...
     
  2. linktoinsanity

    Underboss

    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

    Posts: 8,832

    Location: Kent

    I wouldn't get either the Nvidia GTS250 or the 9800GT (they are essentially the same card as the 8800GT was). I'd either try to find a cheap ATI 4870, 4890 or a Nvidia GTX260 or GTX275 if I were you. It will be a nice upgrade.
     
  3. toon_mad

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,792

    Location: North East

    you wont go wrong with a GTX 260, go for the 216 stream processor one though, you can get them for about £130 now, maybe cheaper
     
  4. SfnX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,134

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    im guessing your looking at around £80 to spend on a gc, maybe have a look at the 4850 at exactly £80. either that or look for a second hand on ebay
     
  5. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Jan 2008

    Posts: 17,536

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

  6. EdwardTobia

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Oct 2008

    Posts: 83

    So which would be the one to go for between the 4870 1GB and GTX 260/216?
     
  7. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Jan 2008

    Posts: 17,536

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    4870 1gb