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Need speedy graphics card

By GamingMachine
Aug 5, 2009
  1. i need a new graphics cards that can play all the latest games.. i have a budget of around $100-$150 .. i have 3.00 GHz CPU with 2GB RAM.. any help will be appreciated..

    Thank you.
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi Gaming,
    that depends on the resolution you want to play at of course, and what your psu is. whats your wattage rating and amp rating on your 12v rail (s) ? if your psu is sufficient an ATI HD 4850 will give you good performance up to 1680 x 1050. on high for most games. they are running $100-120 right now. on the nvidia side the GTX 250 is about $140. and for $150 a HD 4870 can be had, that would give you good performance to 1900x1080 and the most powerful of the three. if your in the US here are some links to those cards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gtx+250
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=hd+4850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102849
     
  3. GamingMachine

    GamingMachine TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've got a 450W
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi Gaming,
    well if its a quality PSU you can get the GTX 250, or the Hd4850. the HD 4870 would require a 550w PSU. IMO the 4850 is the better option.
     
  5. appleling

    appleling Banned

    thanks for your help!

    Thanks for your information! it helps me much too.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi appleling,
    glad it helped. :)
    Gaming, check your 12v rail (s) you should have at least 26A combined for the 4850 or the GTX 250
     
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