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Iam looking to play rift and want to upgrade my gpu. Iam currently running a 640mb 8800gts with and 6000+ x2, 4 gig of ddr2 800. i dont want to rebuild my rig just yer waiting on bulldozer benchmarks. What would be a good upgrade for the $$ that will work with my current rig. Thank you in advance. And iam going to try to buy card form the for sale section of this sight. And i dont have a sli mobo so another 8800 is not going to work.
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Try out a GTX 460 or GTX 465, they are much faster than the 8800 and you could find one used for less than $100 I am sure now that the 500 series has been released.
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I agree, a 460 is your best bet. CPU will probably be a bottleneck though.
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post #4 of 11
A 460 would be the best card, however if you overclock it then your CPU might bottleneck it. If you can wait until bulldozer and upgrade your whole rig including the GPU then do that, bulldozer isnt that far away.
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post #5 of 11
+1 for 460. Anything else is going to get extremely bottlenecked by the rest of your rig.

However, ask yourself if there's anything you really want to play out lately/soon. I don't think Crysis 2 alone will be worth spending hundreds of dollars to upgrade.
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I just dont want to have extremely low fps in the game. Is the 200 sieres not worth upgrading to.
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I just dont want to have extremely low fps in the game. Is the 200 sieres not worth upgrading to.
well they cost almost the same as the 400 series wherever I look and the performance is nowhere near them. So I would have to say no.
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A 460 would be the best card, however if you overclock it then your CPU might bottleneck it. If you can wait until bulldozer and upgrade your whole rig including the GPU then do that, bulldozer isnt that far away.
What is Bulldozer? Is it a new CPU or GPU? And who makes it? Sorry for the off topic question but I have heard nothing about this yet.
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What is Bulldozer? Is it a new CPU or GPU? And who makes it? Sorry for the off topic question but I have heard nothing about this yet.
Bulldozer is the codename for AMDs new line of CPUs. They are supposed to arrive sometime this spring, probably around April

They will most likely be very good processors and would definitely get rid of the bottleneck OP would have with a 460
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What is Bulldozer? Is it a new CPU or GPU? And who makes it? Sorry for the off topic question but I have heard nothing about this yet.
Bulldozer is a new AMD CPU architecture.
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