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Poll Results: Which card below to use my $25 coupon?

Poll expired: Mar 19, 2011  
  • 10% (3)
    HD 4650 total cost $10
  • 10% (3)
    HD 5550 total cost $33
  • 57% (16)
    GT 240 total cost $15
  • 21% (6)
    HD 4830 total cost $42
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post #21 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ablearcher View Post
yeah, I'm actually in need of a low end nVidia Fermi card (to keep drivers consistent) in case if my GTX570 bites the dust Too bad the GT430 really, uh... isn't worth the money, lol.
It doesn't have to be a Fermi . Just has to be supported by the same drivers. Which anything 7 series and up should be supported for sure.
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post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'm not smart enough to figure out how to add HD 5670 to the poll.

GT 240 still looks like a great deal, but did anyone notice that 60% of buyers gave it a 1-egg rating? I usually dismiss bad egg-reviews as PEBCAK, but that's a hell of a lot of negative reviews. I haven't showed Nvidia any love in a few years, and I'm strongly considering this card.

I really like that HD 5550 too. I would do nasty things to it. I think this is my 2nd choice at the moment. 3rd would be the Sapphire 4650

Edited by damric - 3/17/11 at 10:43pm
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post #23 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
It doesn't have to be a Fermi . Just has to be supported by the same drivers. Which anything 7 series and up should be supported for sure.
ah, I'm just afraid of a 7000 series-esque driver split down the line, as I intend to keep these cards for a long while, lol...

EDIT: I'm still going to argue the case for the HD5670, as...

HD5670>HD4830>GT240>......>HD5550>HD4650

the last two being really close.
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post #24 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ablearcher View Post
ah, I'm just afraid of a 7000 series-esque driver split down the line, as I intend to keep these cards for a long while, lol...

EDIT: I'm still going to argue the case for the HD5670, as...

HD5670>HD4830>GT240>......>HD5550>HD4650

the last two being really close.
HD 5670 is think its 400 SP vs 640 SP of HD 4830,
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post #25 of 28
DDR3 GT240s suck.
Consider a GDDR5 one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-304-_-Product
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post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your inputs fellas.

I went with option 5, none of the above




Now I'll stick this GTX 460 in my wife's WoW machine, and pull out her HD 6850 and put it in my rig for HD 6850 crossfire
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post #27 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
HD 5670 is think its 400 SP vs 640 SP of HD 4830,
yeah, somehow the HD4830 ended up being barely slower than the 8800gt while the HD5670 ended up being barely faster than the 8800gt, lol. I'm still trying to wrap my head around why, BUT, that's just how it is, lol.

Nice choice of the awesomesauce GTX460, though!
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post #28 of 28
gt 240 hands down for 15 dollars
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