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I'm seconds away from ordering a GTX260 Black Edition card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150330

I'm sick of the stuttering on Crysis (well, that's to be expected, but I want to do better), Call of Duty 4, The Witcher EE, and Bioshock when I try to run maximum settings at 1920 x 1200 on my 8800GTS 512.

It was this or a 4870 1GB. After some research, it seems this 260 is a tad bit faster at that native resolution on a 24", and plus it comes with Far Cry 2 on the Egg.

Plus I'm trying to gear up for Fallout 3 when it comes for X-mas, thank you Suzy!!

What's the final word? Am I good to go for a while? I'm just a po' boy...
Edited by 70_Malibu - 12/18/08 at 5:56pm
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Either get the XFX Black edition or the EVGA Core 216 one. But the 4870 1GB is slightly better from what ive heard its up to you on what you like most.
 
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Try a different Forceware driver. 2GB of RAM isn't going to cut it at resolution like 1900 x 1200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
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Good choice

BTW Crysis likes a fast cpu
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But the core clock is slower. I know you can OC, but with the one I picked, it's 1/2 way done for you at the same price!! (After rebate)
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If you're concerned about getting the most for your dollar (but obviously still want a decent jump in performance from your 8800GTS), I'd recommend:

Sapphire HD4870 1GB - $239.99 ($224.99 after MIR)
or
EVGA GTX 260 SSC Edition - $229.99 ($219.99 after MIR)

Yes, the Core 216 versions of the GTX260 will perform better, but the difference isn't huge and it will cost you more.
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Good choice

BTW Crysis likes a fast cpu
Yeah, to an extent. I'm actually am running 3.2 Ghz right now. Tain't "leet", but I think it should suffice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
If you're concerned about getting the most for your dollar (but obviously still want a decent jump in performance from your 8800GTS), I'd recommend:

Sapphire HD4870 1GB - $239.99 ($224.99 after MIR)
or
EVGA GTX 260 SSC Edition - $229.99 ($219.99 after MIR)


Yes, the Core 216 versions of the GTX260 will perform better, but the difference isn't huge and it will cost you more.
Those extra shaders do seem worth the price diff, at least judging from reviews. I'm hoping to just get my graphics on par with my resolution for awhile, and not have to worry about upgrading the GPU for a bit. Unfortunately it seems like most of the "good games" and the ones I own are geared towards Nvidea, so that's another reason I kind of shied away from ATI.

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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Either get the XFX Black edition or the EVGA Core 216 one. But the 4870 1GB is slightly better from what ive heard its up to you on what you like most.
Don't know unless I try 'em. I did like the color representation on my old X1950 Pro better after I upgraded to the 8800GTS. Ugh. Starting to get torn again...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTD92 View Post
Try a different Forceware driver. 2GB of RAM isn't going to cut it at resolution like 1900 x 1200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
Well, w/ a 32 bit OS for now, I don't think a potentially missing 1 GB is gonna make a heck of a difference after a GPU upgrade, but thanks for the suggestion! Also, isn't that why they build these cards with RAM anyway?
Edited by 70_Malibu - 12/18/08 at 5:42pm
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I would get the GTX 260 because it is better in Crysis, and you seem to play a lot of that. Also, like grunion said, Crysis likes a fast CPU. Get that card,overclock your CPU, and you should be running smoothly.

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