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Old 10-06-2007, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I haven't been keeping track of what good cards that are out lately so I'm looking to upgrade my GPU I was using 2x "Albatron PC6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16" in SLI but it burnt out on me so I'm looking for something that is better then both of these cards performance/graphics wise, my budget is around $300-$500 any recommendation??

  • Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
  • EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You either get the HD 2900Pro or the 8800GTS 320MB, which are below $300 now.



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Yea. eVGA 8800gts 320mb or ati's HD2900Pro. Both within you're price range and top of the line.

Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N817-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H290PR512DVN-R Radeon HD 2900PRO 512MB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

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Default Re: Looking to upgrade GPU

Does anyone know where the 2900PRO's are in stock? If I was planning on upgrading as well, would it be better to wait for the new line of cards that should be coming out by most developers soon (4th quarter), or just buy now?

But yea, I agree with Peter and Bigapl, 2900PRO would be the best bang for the buck along with the 320mb 8800GTS.
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