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I'm thinking a 560 should be a decent upgrade.. I'm trying to keep it around $250-275. Any thoughts? Any better recommendations?

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GTX560 / Radeon 6950/6970 will be good choices.

GTX 560 might perform a bit lower compared to other two but its the best bang for buck card.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cee View Post
GTX560 / Radeon 6950/6970 will be good choices.

GTX 560 might perform a bit lower compared to other two but its the best bang for buck card.

Agreed either GTX 560 from Nvidia

or

6950 for ATI.


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6950 unlocked to 6970. Waiting on mine to be shipped.
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I'm upgrading my 4890 to a 6950 soon too. I'd suggest you do that and unlock it to a 6970.
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HD 6950 2gb or Gtx 570. No other card us really worth it
     
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Second on the 6950 flashes to a 6970.
Can't beat that deal.
But I hope AMD fixed the driver.
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You need at least a 6950 (unlocked to a 6970) or a GTX 570 for that upgrade to be worth it.
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Agreed either GTX 560 from Nvidia

or

6950 for ATI.


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Considering my 4890 is supposedly on par with a 5830, the 560 is about 35-40% faster than the 5830 at 1920x1080. That's a huge upgrade to me.

I looked in to the 6950 but if I went that route I would want the 2GB version and I don't think my case would fit it.
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
Considering my 4890 is supposedly on par with a 5830, the 560 is about 35-40% faster than the 5830 at 1920x1080. That's a huge upgrade to me.

I looked in to the 6950 but if I went that route I would want the 2GB version and I don't think my case would fit it.
The GTX 560 is about 25% faster than the 4890, which is a good 10% faster than the 5830.

It is about the minimum you would really want for an upgrade.
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