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post #11 of 21
He said he was folding so I'd tell him to go with the 460, nV are much better for folding.

+ 460's are a pretty good little card. Performs quite well.
post #12 of 21
6870. $240, a little more expensive than the 1GB gtx460 but excels at 1080 and above. Some great features too.
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post #13 of 21
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460 or 6850
6850.
post #14 of 21
I got a GTS 450 for x-mas and was coming from a 640MB 8800GTS. I love the upgrade and I can play my games for the most part on the highest settings or a tad lower in some areas with 40+FPS @ 1920x1200. My gf got the card for I think $85 after the rebate on newegg, so it's an awesome card for the price

Go for the GTS 450 if you're that tight on your budget.
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post #15 of 21
GTX 460 1GB. They're pretty cheap nowadays. If you want to save some dough go for the 768mb version, though I wouldn't recommend it.

I have a dual core paired with my GTX 460 and I'm loving it. I'm on a 1080p display, but that just means you'll get higher settings/fps on 1440x900.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
thanks for the recommendations; i went for the GTX 460 1 gig edition, and so far it's doing great.

can't say i'm seeing much of a difference in the games my 8800GT was already maxing, but it's nice to have the spare capacity.
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post #17 of 21
5850 or 6870. 5850 is better but 6870 is newer tech.

Wouldn't bother with 4 series, runs hot.
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post #18 of 21
If you can scrap together enough for a 6950 you could unlock it to a 6970. Then you'd be good for a few more years.
    
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post #19 of 21
he does folding right....... and does not Nvidia cards work better for folding than ATI cards??

dude the 450 is a brilliant card. plays most games at hige EVERYTHING and the mssa x4 on. if you do have the budget to go for the 460 then even better.
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post #20 of 21
Lets not rule out ATI folding yet. Lets see the new ati gpu3 client coming out this month sometime *crosses fingers*
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