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Short term cheap replacement card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Ornatus, 9 Mar 2010.

  1. Ornatus

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 121

    As per title im looking for a shortish term graphics card to run BFBC2 the only problem i have is that im stuck with PCI-Express 1 slot on my Asrock 4coredual-sata2 motherboard until the system gets replaced later this year. I was personally looking at a 9800gtx as the manufactuers website said that the mb supports that card, your advice would be much appreicated and no it doesnt have to be an nvidia card.
     
  2. IIGAZI360II

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Feb 2010

    Posts: 139

    Location: UK Shropshire

    First off, what resolutioon are you wanting to play BFBC2 at, and what operating system are you using?

    If you are gaming at 1920 x1080 or more, then you are probably going to need something like a 5750 or 5770 to play it with some eye candy turned on. If you have windows vista or 7, you will also be able to play it in DX11, which all of ATi's 5000 series support.
     
  3. Ornatus

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 121

    Max res would be 1920/1080 and im currently using XP.
     
  4. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    Then you should just grab a HD4890. A very good performance dx 10 card at around £100 ish price. 9800GTX would most likely struggle a bit in 1920x1080. Or try to get a 2nd hand HD4870 at around £60-70.
     
    Last edited: 9 Mar 2010
  5. Phatzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Apr 2008

    Posts: 1,442

    Location: Manchester

    for short term with-out the need to spend a great lot, a 9800gt can be had for £30-£40 these days, it will play BFBC2 at reasonable settings.
     
  6. IIGAZI360II

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Feb 2010

    Posts: 139

    Location: UK Shropshire

    +1 for the 4870, will play it very well.
     
  7. Phatzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Apr 2008

    Posts: 1,442

    Location: Manchester

    i got a 8800gtx and it perfectly plays BCBF2 fine, im on high settings, so a 9800gtx wont struggle that much
     
  8. Ornatus

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 121

    Thanks for your responses guys, will the 250 or 5770 work in a pci-e 1.0 slot? sry but i dont know the differences between 1.0 and 2.0, ie slot size still the same?
     
  9. marc512

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: Scotland / Blairgowrie

    my 9800gt hybrid plays BC2 @ 1920x1080 with minimum of 28fps.
     
  10. Invictus

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 109

    pci express 1 is the same size as 2. its just the performance thats changed. newer cards will work in older slots but with reduced speed.
    like a new card with agp slot. itll work but not as fast as same card with pci-e slot