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Whats your budget?
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Originally Posted by dihartnell;11846236 
Whats your budget?

Depends, if i RMA that crappy 9800GT i get like 83 euro's for it. so i might be able to buy a GTX260 or the 4870 iceQ 4 turbo (the 4870 is like 120/140 euro's)
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have you tried overclocking the video card? i get upto 20 fps more in some games by overclocking my 9600gt
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I don't think either option will meet your expectations. Perhaps as minti says, oc your GPU a little, plus get an extra 2GB Ram and your overall system performance will improve.
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5770 is faster then a 9800GT and a GTX260. A 4870 is approx equal to a 5770 depending on the benchmark, and is cheaper to buy used (but no RMA on used gear).

FWIW my 4870 was faster in cod then my old 5770.

If you are really on a tight budget, try and pick up a 4890 or a 4870 off ebay. Both can be had for under $120 - I've seen 4870's go for less then $80, you just have to keep an eye out for them.

Saying that, I wouldn't waste my money on an old card now. The 48xx cards are like 5 generations behind. You'd be better off saving for a little longer and buying a used 5850 for ~$200.

The 5850 is as fast as a 6870 and is almost twice as fast as a 4870 (when overclocked to 900/1000). It is easily the best bang for buck atm since all the new 68xx/69xx AMD cards have been released. I've even seen some go for under $200.

I'd also add another 2GB of ram - it's prolly the cheapest thing you can do to improve things.
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post #16 of 22
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250fps? Isn't that slightly useless? What was the minimum fps?
the human eye can't see more than 30-60 FPS

so yeah 250 FPS is completely useless
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Originally Posted by un-nefer;11846800 
5770 is faster then a 9800GT and a GTX260. A 4870 is approx equal to a 5770 depending on the benchmark, and is cheaper to buy used (but no RMA on used gear).

FWIW my 4870 was faster in cod then my old 5770.

If you are really on a tight budget, try and pick up a 4890 or a 4870 off ebay. Both can be had for under $120 - I've seen 4870's go for less then $80, you just have to keep an eye out for them.

Saying that, I wouldn't waste my money on an old card now. The 48xx cards are like 5 generations behind. You'd be better off saving for a little longer and buying a used 5850 for ~$200.

The 5850 is as fast as a 6870 and is almost twice as fast as a 4870 (when overclocked to 900/1000). It is easily the best bang for buck atm since all the new 68xx/69xx AMD cards have been released. I've even seen some go for under $200.

I'd also add another 2GB of ram - it's prolly the cheapest thing you can do to improve things.

Ok so ive seen 2 cards fitting this:

Asus 5850 TOP DirectCU 1024mb: 199 euro
Gigabyte 6850 OC 1024mb: 179 euro

I also have 2 extra gigs RAM here, but xp only sees up to 3gig, they recommend staying under 3 gigs.
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u need 64bit os to get higher then 3 gigs of ram, and over clocking a cpu can be simple
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I would agree about the need for OS upgrade to Win7 , $100 + catch a 460 on sale they have been $100 us ,lately. That should solve all your problemo's.

Thats what I would do.
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the human eye can't see more than 30-60 FPS
Actually it can - the eye (and brain) can percieve changes in fps well over 60fps.

A little fact that you prolly don't know - when you go to the cinema, you're watching 72fps - which is actually required for you to percieve an acceptable level of smooth motion. Anything less then 72fps would be perceived as stutter and quite easily noticed by the viewer.

I'm not sure how old you are, but if you were around when ppl used CRTs, then you'd know that the user can very easily see a difference between that 120hz and 60hz.

In fact, in most work places, it was a requirement under ocupational/workplace health and safety that all monitors be set above 100hz due to eyestrain that was suffered when using a CRT under 100hz for prolonged periods

As an absolute maximum fps that has been documented, it has been found that fighter pilots can see and identify an image that is flashed in front of them at the speed of 1/200 of a second - that equates to 200fps.

So yes, the human eye can see well beyond 60fps

But not many know that because all ppl tend to hear is the BS that is always posted that you only need 24/30fps and you can't tell anything beyond that - which is utterly wrong.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrimeSLP View Post
so yeah 250 FPS is completely useless
As above - but I also want to mention that in games it is not always about what fps themonitor can display or what fps ppl think is useless - in some games staying above certain FPS can have game winning benefits and advantages
Edited by un-nefer - 1/1/11 at 6:35am
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