What is the best graphics card available today

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  1. c0wcommander
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    I currently have an ATI 4890 graphics card and would like to upgrade to a better card. What is the best model currently available?
     
  2. omgdaniel

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    Question is, can you afford the best one today? It's a Radeon Ares 5870X2 4GB. $1299.99 on Newegg.
     
  3. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

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    You'll need a second mortgage if you want the best graphics card available... [​IMG]
     
  4. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    It's very subjective.......how important is stuff like PhysX to you? Nvidia has PhysX and Radeon does not, but Radeon was the first with DX11 support. Obviously, I'm leaving out a lot of other factors, but I'm too lazy to research and report all the variables.

    It all depends on your preferences......you'd probably be better off asking this type of question on a computer hardware forum, rather than a video game forum.
     
  5. Joe88

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    wait till november
    amd is pushing out new radeon cards with 28nm sizes and most likely faster cards
     
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    for Nvidia the 480
    for ATI the 5970 or something like that, engadget had a review on it
     
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    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    *hugs my 360* im okay having crappier graphics and worse controls after seeing that. I iz butt a semplez gamorz!
     
  10. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    I'd be sleeping in the garage for a week if I went and bought one of those any time soon.
     
  11. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    4 GTX 480s in quad SLI.
     
  12. Originality

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    4 GTX 480s in quad SLI can, in 70% of situations, be enough to power an entire geothermal energy plant.

    And when you take into account the amount of power it uses, you'll have just enough power left over for a USB fan, no hampster wheels required.