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So I have a Zotac Nvidia GTX260 and I just bought a Compaq P1220 22" monitor as my current monitor is complete junk, My friend Jdcrispe95 has told me that my GPU will bottleneck at that resolution...

What GPU should I purchase that can play at that resolution with no problems? I have around £150 max that I can spend on a new GPU, so what should I get? I don't care if I have to purchase a second hand GPU just as long as it will do the job.

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Is your CPU at stock? That may affect performance somewhat, even at that resolution. As for graphics card, you can get a 6870 for £132 which seems to be a great deal.

You certainly wont be able to max every game at that resolution but you can turn down some settings for decent framerates, but within that price range this is a good bet.
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I actually have a 1.8GB GTX 260 at stock settings with the stock cooler running a 20" at 1920x1080. I know the screen's default res is 1600x900... but I like 1920x1080 better. It runs BFBC2 at max without a hitch, although Crysis gets a little choppy.

However, just so you know I have two of these 20" screens running at 1920x1080. I'd say unless you want DX 11 then upgrade, otherwise just save your money.
    
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Since you only have 896mb of vram you will have some problems maxing out games at that resolution. 1.5-3GB vram would be preferable.
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I actually have a 1.8GB GTX 260 at stock settings with the stock cooler running a 20" at 1920x1080. I know the screen's default res is 1600x900... but I like 1920x1080 better. It runs BFBC2 at max without a hitch, although Crysis gets a little choppy.

However, just so you know I have two of these 20" screens running at 1920x1080. I'd say unless you want DX 11 then upgrade, otherwise just save your money.
Well this chart says otherwise, and it's a lower res and only 2xAA
    
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So I have a Zotac Nvidia GTX260 and I just bought a Compaq P1220 22" monitor as my current monitor is complete junk, My friend Jdcrispe95 has told me that my GPU will bottleneck at that resolution...

What GPU should I purchase that can play at that resolution with no problems? I have around £150 max that I can spend on a new GPU, so what should I get? I don't care if I have to purchase a second hand GPU just as long as it will do the job.

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LOL he's banned since last week forever, so are you saying that he is wrong? well ill find out tomorrow morning anyway but i would still like to upgrade my GPU to something that suits my rig more.
    
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Yes... 44.7 FPS is still playable? I love my GTX 260. Stick with it.
    
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The 6870 isnt a huge leap. I don't consider 15 fps or so to be a huge leap. If you could hold off for a few more months the HD 7XX0 series should be out.
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You should use Afterburner's onscreen display to monitor vram usage in real-time. This will give solid evidence as to whether or not you're running out of vram, or just don't have the processing power for this resolution.

This being said, if I had a monitor of that resolution, I'd want a card with at least 1280MB of vram, like a 470/570. The 2GB versions of the 460/560 would be decent options as well, as would a HD6950/70.

However, given your budget, I'd try to find a used GTX470 or 460 2GB, as that's probably the only ones on my list there that you could find at that price.
    
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