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A friend of mine is looking to play GW2 but his current card (if you can call it a card, a GT430) barely runs the game. Money is pretty tight and his monitors res is 1600x900 (and given the rest of his machine this cards pricetag of ~120usd is pretty good IMO). were looking for medium-to-high settings at ~40fps (this goes for more games than GW2). Im pretty confident this card will do at least that, likely more but id just like to make sure before i tell him to buy something (he has ~150 bucks to spend total). Maybe weve got an owner or 2 here redface.gif\

I only had time to glance over some reviews last night but it looks good to me, any opinions?


Rest of his system is
E5800 C2D
4gb of ram
some asus motherboard
etc.

-Thanks
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That card should be Just Fine For Him, But he may have a slight bottleneck not to sure but yeah that card should be good for him thumb.gif
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HD 7770 is a good card for GW2. HD 7770 runs at 44 fps at 1680 x 1050 with the Best appearance preset

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-6.html

With a slower E5800 CPU you might have to tweak settings which affect CPU performance to get the same fps.

The E5800 CPU is also going to be decent as a Sandybridge pentium dual core at 3 Ghz performs very well.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-7.html
Edited by raghu78 - 8/28/12 at 6:06am
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