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Help me pick a graphics card?

Associate
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7 Oct 2008
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Hey all,

Time for a new graphics card...

I did have a Radeon 4850 512MB Overclocked, which ran pretty well but decided to sell on to a friend and buy another "better" or "equal" card, and i do plan on overclocking the card for more performance...

So far im deciding between:

Palit nVidia GTS 250 1024MB

GeForce 9800GT 1024MB

Sapphire ATi HD 4770 512MB

The card will be paired with the following system:

AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition
8GB DDR2 800 (4x2GB)
Corsair TX 750 PSU


Which one of these is the best? i hear a lot of good things about the HD 4770 once overclocked, but would the 128bit 512MB of memory be a bottleneck for todays games?

All help appreciated guys...
 
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I wouldn't get either the Nvidia GTS250 or the 9800GT (they are essentially the same card as the 8800GT was). I'd either try to find a cheap ATI 4870, 4890 or a Nvidia GTX260 or GTX275 if I were you. It will be a nice upgrade.
 
Soldato
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you wont go wrong with a GTX 260, go for the 216 stream processor one though, you can get them for about £130 now, maybe cheaper
 
Associate
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im guessing your looking at around £80 to spend on a gc, maybe have a look at the 4850 at exactly £80. either that or look for a second hand on ebay
 
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