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So I saw this cheap card go on sale today:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150562

Do you guys think it will outperform my 5 yr old X1900GT that I use in my HTPC? Would this be a good upgrade?
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post #2 of 9
Yeah you will def notice the difference.
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post #3 of 9
The 4650 ddr3 version is around the performance of a 9600gt so that ddr2 version should be similar, just a bit slower.

You should also look at the low profile HD5570, its good enough for gaming
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post #4 of 9
for about 70 dollars, you should buy a used 4870 or 4890, it will be several times more powerful than the x1900
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post #5 of 9
it will use less power
and will be not as loud
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post #6 of 9
well i'd say go for a used gts 250 or 5570 if you don't wanna spend much. check the for sale thread here in OCN you will find something.
edit:

if you dont use it for gaming then its fine
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Originally Posted by supra_rz View Post
well i'd say go for a used gts 250 or 5570 if you don't wanna spend much. check the for sale thread here in OCN you will find something.
edit:

if you dont use it for gaming then its fine
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Thanks for the advice guys. I think I've gotten to a resolution on this.
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post #9 of 9
Well, GTS 250 Is my go. Something that is really cool and is good enough for modern gaming. Either that, or a HD 5770.

I use to own a GTS 250 512MB and it ran BF:BC2 Maxed out fine.
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