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So I just picked up a U2410 (24" LCD) on craigslist and have a fairly dated GPU. I am wondering about what might be a solid upgrade.

Obviously buying a faster card is usually better, but I still wanna get bang for my buck. Since I will be gaming at this higher res, what is a card that it going to be ideal for this resolution.

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Right now I was thinking the 6950 would be good, but I don't want it to get dated too fast. I like keeping my cards for 3 years or so.

Honestly, the 4870 isn't doing a bad job, I just think its time for an upgrade.
    
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5870 would be a cheap upgrade but the 6950/6970 is the better upgrade.
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I was thinking about the 570 compared to the 6970, but the 6950 is really competitively priced. I might just see if I can find a 6970 on craigslist or used, maybe that might take the bite out of the upgrade.

I like ATI, but have just purchased design premium from adobe and wouldn't mind getting the benefit of GPU-assisted graphics behind me with Nvidia.
    
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Originally Posted by killnine View Post
I like ATI, but have just purchased design premium from adobe and wouldn't mind getting the benefit of GPU-assisted graphics behind me with Nvidia.
I'd go with a 570 in that case, if you can afford it. Having GPU-acceleration is beast on Adobe products.
     
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post #5 of 15
How about the GTX560 ti if you want the assisted power in adobe, it should be able to handle all those games pretty well
post #6 of 15
HD 6950 or GTX 560 Ti

Can't go wrong with either.
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post #7 of 15
The 5870 still kicks ass and maxes out almost every game out there.
And I can't believe how cheap it is now.
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6950 reference (to unlock) / 570

For a reference, when i went from CF 4870 512's to a 470, my performance was about the same except i didnt have the memory limitation anymore.
    
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
The 5870 still kicks ass and maxes out almost every game out there.
And I can't believe how cheap it is now.
HD 6950 is overall ~7% faster than a HD 5870 making the HD 5870 a reasonable choice if you can get it cheap.
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i love my 570 to death, I like it so much in fact i will never oc it and keep it as long as i can, probably using it in a HPTC when i upgrade after SLI 570s
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