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As title says. I have a GTS250 (1024mb) now and I'm thinking about switching over to something by AMD. Not looking to spend a ridiculous sum of money, but just wondering at what level I'll start seeing equivalent/better performance. Not really familiar with the lineups on either side.
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post #2 of 13
a ATI 5770 is even faster!

and less then 120USD

And of course a 5830!

but on par would be a 5750.
    
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post #3 of 13
i would also say go with a 5770. you can get used ones for well under 100 shipped.
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post #4 of 13
HD4850/maybe HD4830, but HD5830 is supposed to compete with GTX460, HD5770 ->GTX275, so id say HD4850.
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GTX 275 is nearly twice as fast as a 5770.

a 5770 is on par with a 4870. which is as powerful as a GTX 260.

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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;12174871 
HD4850/maybe HD4830, but HD5830 is supposed to compete with GTX460, HD5770 ->GTX275, so id say HD4850.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by purduepilot;12174856 
As title says. I have a GTS250 (1024mb) now and I'm thinking about switching over to something by AMD. Not looking to spend a ridiculous sum of money, but just wondering at what level I'll start seeing equivalent/better performance. Not really familiar with the lineups on either side.




GTS 250 is about as good as a 4850.
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Let's make this an upgrade instead of a replacement. What if I wanted, say, 50% improvement? I currently get 62fps (v-sync on) in Mass Effect 2 with all settings maxed out (1920x1080) and nvidia control panel set to pre-render 8 frames on the CPU (if that actually makes a different), but I'll be doing Mass Effect 3 soon, I'm sure. smile.gif
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by purduepilot;12174927 
Let's make this an upgrade instead of a replacement. What if I wanted, say, 50% improvement? I currently get 62fps (v-sync on) in Mass Effect 2 with all settings maxed out (1920x1080) and nvidia control panel set to pre-render 8 frames on the CPU (if that actually makes a different), but I'll be doing Mass Effect 3 soon, I'm sure. smile.gif



How about an ATI 6870 or a GTX 460?
post #9 of 13
mass effect 2 isnt demanding tongue.gif

i can max with a single 9800gt.
    
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post #10 of 13
Go the other way with the pre rendered frames...default is 3 put it to 1!! The game will feel more responsive!!
BTW-Mass Effect 2 rocks....my favourite game in recent memory can't wait for ME3!!!!
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