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So my friend needs a new graphics card, he has an iBuypower PC and he just gave me the CPU-Z link and it turns out he's running a 5670 on a 1080P display. He says Starcraft 2 lags on the big levels. So what would you guys recommend? Maybe a 6850 or a 5770? Thanks!
    
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I would recontaminate that you give us a price range....
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Under $200?
    
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post #4 of 7
I'd suggest either a 6850 or GTX 465. Both are around $175, and offer DX11 support. I've seen 6870's as low as $180 after MIR on Newegg.
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6870 def
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post #6 of 7
I dont get what recontamination means

and either the 6870 or pay a little more for a GTX 560
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I don't think he needs the power of a 560 for just SCII, my 5850 @ stock runs everything maxed and the 6870>5850
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