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Offline runequester

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Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« on: April 15, 2011, 05:43:46 AM »
Looking for a video card with a bit more oomph to it.

My current card is an Nvidia G100. Whats a reasonably cheap card that would be a decent upgrade from that?

Looking for Nvidia only.
 

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Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 06:06:14 AM »
Quote from: runequester;631738
Looking for a video card with a bit more oomph to it.

My current card is an Nvidia G100. Whats a reasonably cheap card that would be a decent upgrade from that?

Looking for Nvidia only.


What's your power supply rating?
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Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 06:09:09 AM »
Quote from: runequester;631738
Looking for a video card with a bit more oomph to it.

My current card is an Nvidia G100. Whats a reasonably cheap card that would be a decent upgrade from that?

Looking for Nvidia only.


One gigabyte Geforce 200 series cards at Newegg.

These start at $40.  Half that if you wanna go with a 512mb card instead.
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Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 06:18:45 AM »
:lol:  I'm still rocking a GeForce 7000 GTX in my P4
 

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Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 07:30:49 AM »
I'll have to check on the power supply. Thanks for the suggestions though.
 

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Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 07:55:29 AM »
I guess it depends on your definition of cheap.
For about $140 the gf 460gtx is a great buy, a little lower down the radeon 5750 is quite good bang per buck, further down the line again and a radeon 5670 or a gtx250 are quite reasonable. Bare in mind though the gtx250 is only a DX10.1 card if that means much to you (although will be faster than the 5670 and on occasions the 5750, but using a DX10.1 path as opposed to DX11). If youre just wanting a budget card power consumption/power supply arent really an issue.
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Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 07:58:47 AM »
200 dollars or less, on my end.

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Re: Decent, cheap upgrade from Nvidia G100?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 08:49:06 AM »
If $200 USD is your max, you don't mind paying close to the full amount, noise isn't a factor, power isn't a factor, then there is only one choice at the moment :

Factory OC GTX460 1GB $179.99

It will give you the best bang for buck of any gfx card on sale today.

The 1GB has a premium over the cheaper $140 768MB version but rightly so as it has a reasonable bandwidth and performance advantage.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 08:51:51 AM by alexh »