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Guy like the title says. The new tdu2 is coming out next month and my card is at the min. the rest of my ring is fine. the spec are in my sign. Is there anyway of getting one of the newer graphic cards with out changing the motherbord, ram and the proc.?
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Totally. Get a GTX460 or a HD5850 and you will be good to go for a while longer.
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What kind of PCI-e port does it have? I can't find it on newegg and i'm lazy lol.

Is it PCI-e 1.0, or, 2.0

Its may be 1.0?

Edit.. Boredom made me do a goole search. I would go with the above and get a GTX 460 or a Radeon HD 5870 or something.
Edited by dembo1305 - 1/10/11 at 9:12am
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Originally Posted by dembo1305 View Post
What kind of PCI-e port does it have? I can't find it on newegg and i'm lazy lol.

Is it PCI-e 1.0, or, 2.0

Its may be 1.0?

Edit.. Boredom made me do a goole search. I would go with the above and get a GTX 460 or a Radeon HD 5870 or something.
I wouldn't even touch the HD5xxx series now that the HD6xxx series is out, and this is coming from someone with 2 5870's

OP: You would do well with a GTX460 or a HD6850.
Edited by CovertCover - 1/10/11 at 9:26am
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Cool I thought I was going to have a problem because everything is DDR3 Memory. Mines only a DDR2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

PCI Express 2.0 x16 (3)

PCI Express x1 (1)

PCI Slots (2)

My card is in a PCI 2 slot right now. The game wants my card as min and they say use the GTX 280

I was thinking can I use this GTX 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130590
with my ring? IF so that would be so great!!! then the graphic card is good for three more years.
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Cool I thought I was going to have a problem because everything is DDR3 Memory. Mines only a DDR2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

PCI Express 2.0 x16 (3)

PCI Express x1 (1)

PCI Slots (2)

My card is in a PCI 2 slot right now. The game wants my card as min and they say use the GTX 280

I was thinking can I use this GTX 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130590
with my ring? IF so that would be so great!!! then the graphic card is good for three more years.
Yeah, you could use that but IMO I would never throw down $520 on a single graphics card, there are much better price/performance cards.

And with the extra money, you could save for a future processor upgrade, or a monitor upgrade.

Though that is probably the fastest single card you can get.

Or you can save some money, get a normal reference GTX580 and overclock it yourself and save $20 ~ $30
Edited by CovertCover - 1/10/11 at 2:51pm
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post #7 of 18
Get a GTX 460. They're amazing cards. Overclocked, mine gets close to a stock GTX 470's performace (minus the 280MB of VRAM...).
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Totally. Get a GTX460 or a HD5850 and you will be good to go for a while longer.
No real reason to get a 5850 anymore considering the 6850 is about the same performance, if not better than the 5850 and is cheaper.
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ontopic: get an hd6850 or gtx 460 1gb both will work fine and u can sli/cf later...both options scale pretty well in sli/cf...
offtopic:why are u typing rig as ring everytime.....
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6870 offers the current best value option on performance
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