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Hello, forum. So recently I purchased a new monitor...and as expected, a GPU upgrade is in order.

The gist:
1280x1024 to 1920x1080
My current GPU, the HD 4830 in my sig, was pretty well balanced with the former resolution. GTA4 being my most demanding game, I'd do med-med/high settings with min frame rates of 45ish(racing through "Times Square" at night), shall be the litmus test.

What I'm looking for:
Without beating around the bush, it looks like a used 5850/460 is in my price range(read:$150 max on my doorstep). I don't care about max settings, medium to medium high at the aforementioned frame rates are perfectly fine. DX version is just icing, not really important.

Other:
The only game that I see myself buying in the near future is Shogun 2.
A make/model which I can play around with, overclock wise , interests me as well.
Is this possible?

Lastly:
The new resolution has me loving some older games. I'm playing San Andreas like it's the first time. Believe it or not, The Green Sabre mission pinged this ish -


Edited by tmunn - 10/5/11 at 11:06pm
    
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for 150 bucks id get a 6850 or a 460. Id check out slickdeals.net and newegg.com. They have random deals like a 6950 for 150 or 160, and the nvidia equivalent.
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Isn't the 5850 a good bit better than the 6850?
    
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Isn't the 5850 a good bit better than the 6850?
For DX11 no. They're on par with most of the favor going to the 6850. The 5850 is much more powerful for DX9 and DX10 though. However with DX11 really picking up the pace for games, I'd go with the 6850.
     
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For DX11 no. They're on par with most of the favor going to the 6850. The 5850 is much more powerful for DX9 and DX10 though. However with DX11 really picking up the pace for games, I'd go with the 6850.
This.

Should you decide to Crossfire two of these later on down the line, these cards scale MUCH better in comparison, versus the 5000 series.
     
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for that price range, either 560Ti or 6950 2gb. if you look around craigslist, slickdeals, newegg open box, you might be able to find one for that price.
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the responses.

There was recently a rebate on that too. Looks like I could probably swing a 6870. I'll be keeping an eye out for deals.
    
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