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Hi everyone!

I'm trying to decide which one of these graphics cards would be the best upgrade from my HD4850 considering prices of current gen and last gen. I'd like to have your opinion on this.
I game at 1920x1200 res and I don't plan to CF or SLI.


These are local prices in my country (approx. USD):

MSI GTX460 Cyclone OC - $174
Asus GTX460 DirectCU - $175
GIGABYTE GTX460 OC - $188
Asus GTX560 Ti DCII - $242
GIGABYTE GTX560 SOC - $262 (this one is the 950MHz core model)


Sapphire Radeon HD6950 1GB - $250
Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB - $274



I didn't look into anything else, but if you can recommend any better, I'm open to suggestions.
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What CPU are you using ?
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Go get a reference 2gb 6950 and unlock it. This is the best bang for the buck as of today i'd say.
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What CPU are you using ?
Just updated system signature. Phenom II X4 B55 @ 3.6 GHz.

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Originally Posted by Khmor View Post
Go get a reference 2gb 6950 and unlock it. This is the best bang for the buck as of today i'd say.
Yep, I've thought of that but I read that AMD is tossing new models of those cards that can't be unlocked and I might be a lil bit too late, dunno really.
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If you don't mind losing 3 PCI slots for a single card, go with Asus GTX560 Ti DCII or Asus 6950 DCII. Low noise, low temps and OC's like a mad man. What else could you ask for?
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Go get a reference 2gb 6950 and unlock it. This is the best bang for the buck as of today i'd say.

If you're looking for bang-for-buck, you get the Radeon HD 5850 for $140. But anyway...

OP, out of those the ASUS GTX 560 Ti DCII looks like the best bang-for-buck. They over-clock like monsters and achieve GTX 570/Radeon HD 6970 performance when you do so. The reason why I'm not recommending the Radeon HD 6950 2GB instead is because unlocking the shaders only gives you 3% additional performance, and both over-clocked the GTX 560 Ti will match it, and it's obviously at a lower price.
    
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-zI14

If you're looking for bang-for-buck, you get the Radeon HD 5850 for $140. But anyway...

OP, out of those the ASUS GTX 560 Ti DCII looks like the best bang-for-buck. They over-clock like monsters and achieve GTX 570/Radeon HD 6970 performance when you do so. The reason why I'm not recommending the Radeon HD 6950 2GB instead is because unlocking the shaders only gives you 3% additional performance, and both over-clocked the GTX 560 Ti will match it, and it's obviously at a lower price.
So if we narrow it down to GTX560s, we still have a lot of brands out there like:

Gainward GTX560
Zotac GTX560
EVGA GTX560

plus we have the same as you recommended but the Asus GTX560 DCII "TOP" model for about $10 more.
Or is the Asus GTX560 DCII simply the best bang-for-buck card?
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So if we narrow it down to GTX560s, we still have a lot of brands out there like:

Gainward GTX560
Zotac GTX560
EVGA GTX560

plus we have the same as you recommended but the Asus GTX560 DCII "TOP" model for about $10 more.
Or is the Asus GTX560 DCII simply the best bang-for-buck card?
What's the price on those models? Out of the three, I can tell you right off the bat the EVGA version is gonna be the best.
    
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What's the price on those models? Out of the three, I can tell you right off the bat the EVGA version is gonna be the best.
Gainward - $223
Gigabyte (factory OC) - $243
ASUS DCII "TOP" - $257
EVGA - $262
Zotac (only OC edition available) - $262
Sparkle - $267

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Gainward - $223
Gigabyte (factory OC) - $243
ASUS DCII "TOP" - $257
EVGA - $262
Zotac (only OC edition available) - $262
Sparkle - $267

About these.
The Gigabytes have a lot of problems with them drying after a week and being DOA. Don't get them. If those are the prices, go for the ASUS Direct DCII (not the TOP). The other cards aren't worth the extra money, plus ASUS has good customer service should you need it.
    
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