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I currently have a 8800gts 512mb that's bottlenecking the rest of my sig. I definitely need an upgrade, but don't know which card to pick. I'm very tight on the budget ($180 CAD max). I have a 23.6 inch samsung to I'm assuming about 1gb vram is necessary. Any suggestions?


Totally kicking myself for not picking up the 5870 that was on sale TWICE.
    
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A GTX 460 would be the best card that you can get for that price.
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Gtx 460
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Gtx 460
This, and it will be a big step from the 8800Gt
    
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It's okay, a 460 will leave you with some extra $ in your budget and meet your needs for everything today.

The 768mb I've seen as low as 130, on newegg.ca, tiger or ncix.com.

I just looked around, nothing to cheap yet but just keep your eye open. There will be a 460 or 6850 for under ~150 very soon I'm sure.
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if you could dig in your wallet a bit more then a gtx 560 Ti would be perfect
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*Follows the crowd* GTX460!
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if you could dig in your wallet a bit more then a gtx 560 Ti would be perfect
Would a 560 Ti be worth the extra cost in terms of price to performence of a 460? I've seen a 216 zotac 560 Ti so far which is roughly 50-80 more than a galaxy 460 1gb.
    
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post #9 of 15
560 Ti is very comparable (and in many cases, better) to a 470 in performance.
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post #10 of 15
If you could find GIGABYTE 560 somewhere, go for this one will be better.
their UD materials and windforceII cooler help to expand card's lifetime and obtain much more performance.
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