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Okay, so my 7800GT Just fried and im using a X800 For right now, which isn't going to cut it.

I'm looking for something in the 200 range, 250 MAXIMUM but I don't really want it that high.

If its nvdia it will most likely be the 8800GT or the 8800GTS G92 core one.
Which is better.

And is there any ATI competion? I haven't been following ATI at all.
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post #2 of 13
HD 4850 for sure.

It beats all of the Nvidia cards up to the GTX 260.
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post #3 of 13
I second the 4850.
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Thread Starter 
Ok, I will trust you guys on this.
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post #5 of 13
4850 ftw right now its price is unbeatable.
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post #6 of 13
Cant you RMA that beast? If not, I would opt for a HD4850. Its the best/performing card for $200 or under.
    
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post #7 of 13
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Ok thanks guys.

What kind of performance Can I expect from this thing.
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post #8 of 13

They are right, the 4850 is ATI's first teraflop GPU, and is at least 2x the power of the 3870, but since you haven't been following ATI, that doesn't matter, it beats everything up to the GTX 260 for sure, and even gets close to the GTX 280. It's less than $200 so have at it!

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Windows 10 Pro Ultrawide LG 34UC88-B CM Devastator 550w OCZ Fatal1ty 
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CM Storm Scout 2 Logitech G300s Lootcrate special Borderlands 2 mouse mat 
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Phenom 1090T @ 3.7 Ghz all cores Asus M4A89GTD PRO USB3 Gigabyte GTX 570 @ 900 Core 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 @ 1333 7-7-7... 
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90 GB Agility 3 (Boot) 2x500 GB WD Blue Raid 0(... None Corsair H60 Aerocool shark push pull 
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Win 10 Pro Samsung 46" TV Wireless Microsoft entertainment desktop Seasonic x750 Gold 
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Corsair Spec-01  Wireless Microsoft entertainment desktop 
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Athlon 64 3000+ MS-7139 XFX Geforce 9600 GSO 2 GB DDR 400 
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200 GB Seagate 2x DVD Burners 1090T Stock Cooler Windows 7 64 Bit 
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kris88 View Post
Ok thanks guys.

What kind of performance Can I expect from this thing.
??

Thanks masterchief
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kris88 View Post
??
Great performance? On your 19" (1440x900) you'll pretty much max out every game.
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