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post #1 of 19
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Well my newly upgraded system doesn't seem to like Nvidia cards much. So I took card out and went to onboard ATI graphics, FAR more stable (as in not a single crash since) So which ATI card should I get.

Card I am replacing: Nvidia 9800GT (1GB)
CPU: Athlon II X4 640 (3Ghz quad core)
RAM: 4GB
OS: Win7 32bit
Budget: £100 (approx $150)

Ideas please!

EDIT Also NEED to know if your suggestion will need a dedicated PCIe power connector as that will mean a new PSU! Thanks
post #2 of 19
grab this
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post #3 of 19
Or this.
post #4 of 19
5850 Vs. 6850 Since the 5850 still an amazing card, and is incredibly cheap go with it.
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post #5 of 19
Go for the 5850. It performs better than a 6850 in pretty much every scenario. The real fight is 5850 VS 6870 actually.

The 5850 is still a very good GC, you won't have to worry about being able to run a game or not!

Oh and dedicated PCIe conector? yeah but most of the time you will find a (one or two) nice adaptator bundled with the GC so no need to worry...

What's your PSU's model?
post #6 of 19
spend £20 more and get this... it will be wellll worth it!

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/244473
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post #7 of 19
The 5850 without any doubt. Performs better than the 6850, and at that price, it's almost a steal.
   
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post #8 of 19
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OK UPDATE time!

I got hold of an ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Have I made a good choice?
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Originally Posted by djwrath View Post
OK UPDATE time!

I got hold of an ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Have I made a good choice?
You've made an excellent choice. If it's a reference design, unlock the shaders and overclock it. Very good value card.
post #10 of 19
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Not sure, there's no stickers on it so looks like its right from ATI themselves. No sapphire or XFX logo's

I put an Arctic cooler on it ready for oc'ing if I decide I need to. (Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus)

Stock clocks:

GPU 800

Memory 1250

Mem Bandwidth 160.0 GBytes/s
Edited by djwrath - 5/7/11 at 4:45am
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