Video Card Help

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by rapol, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. rapol
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    Looking to get a new video card.

    My current one is a 8600 GT and I bought it in late Oct 2007 to play Team Fortress 2 with.

    I currently still play TF2 all the time, but have noticed how slow games like Fallout 3 and Bioshock run on it(plus I am getting ready to gt Bioshock 2).

    I've taken a screen shot of my current hardware so you can see what I have and what would would well with what I have.(http://imgur.com/Nm1Pk.jpg)

    I would just like the price to be around $200 to $250.

    I don't need anything super fantastic, just something that like my current one might not need a serious upgrade for a year and a half or so.
     
  2. 67birdman

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    It might be because of your processor, AMDs are not good for gaming, generally.
     
  3. Elritha

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    The ATI 4870 or 4850 is pretty decent for the price it is. If you're after a DX11 card you should be looking at the ATI 5XXX series, though some of them are more expensive. The cheaper ones wouldn't be as good with directx10 as the 4870.
     
  4. playallday

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    Get any of the 48xx cards, whichever is cheaper (most of the time it's the 4850).