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I'm getting a new 1080P monitor to replace this 1680x1050 one and I'm going to need something with a little more power than my GTX 460 can provide. My budget is a MAX of $300. Any suggestions?
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Your gtx 460 is fine for 1080p. I would wait for the next generation of cards to come out tbh. However if you must get a new card consider either the 6950 2gb version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161368&cm_re=6950_2gb-_-14-161-368-_-Product or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-928-_-Product or the 560 2gb version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=2gb%20560ti. I suggest getting a card with 2gb of ram because if you crossfire or SLI them you will not get double the ram. So 2 cards will still only have the ram of one card. Most people say the 2gb of ram is not needed but more and more games coming out are using huge amounts of video ram, such as Shogun 2 Total War. These 2 cards are great but if you plan on overclocking the 6950 is better as you can unlock shaders or unlock to a 6970. I went with the 560ti myself because I like nvidia's drivers.
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 5/16/11 at 10:00pm
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post #3 of 10
Maybe a GTX 560.

Or maybe a 6950

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Your gtx 460 is fine for 1080p. I would wait for the next generation of cards to come out tbh. However if you must get a new card consider either the 6950 2gb version or the 560 2gb version. Most people say the 2gb of ram is not needed but more and more games coming out are using huge amounts of video ram, such as Shogun 2 Total War.
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Maybe a GTX 560.

Or maybe a 6950

Edit: ninja'd
Thanks I was thinking the R6950 Twin Frozr III, would that be a good card?
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post #5 of 10
You could sell your GTX 460 to increase your budget, then get something like the GTX 570 and be set for a few years .
 
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You could sell your GTX 460 to increase your budget, then get something like the GTX 570 and be set for a few years .
The budget for the new monitor is coming from the sold GTX 460 The rest of all the cash is coming from Visa gift cards. I'm trying to plan everything out haha.
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Thanks I was thinking the R6950 Twin Frozr III, would that be a good card?
I think you should just get a Twin Frozr II as it is cheaper. The TF3 isn't that much better than the TF2 plus I read there were still some kinks they need to work out with the TF3.
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Yeah, but the TFIII can be shader unlocked, unlike the TFII. Note that I am NOT talking about flashing a 6970 Bios onto the card...
    
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post #9 of 10
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I think you should just get a Twin Frozr II as it is cheaper. The TF3 isn't that much better than the TF2 plus I read there were still some kinks they need to work out with the TF3.
That's another thing I was wondering, it the TF3 worth the 20 or so bucks more than the TF2?

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Yeah, but the TFIII can be shader unlocked, unlike the TFII. Note that I am NOT talking about flashing a 6970 Bios onto the card...
What do you mean by shader unlocked?
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post #10 of 10
Just go for a GIGABYTE 6950OC, you can refresh the BIOS to 6970 and get much more performance, the most important is that it's not so expensive as before, it's a great time to buy it in much cheaper price.
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