Graphics Card Recommendation !

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  1. judethedude

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    I currently have an XFX 7900GT 256mb PCI Express in my PC and would like to upgrade to a new card. The PC is used mainly for Internet, MS Office, films and, very rarely, games. I have a 24" Dell monitor and the budget is up to a maximum of £80.

    Does anyone please have a recommendation for a suitable replacement to the 7900GT ?

    Thankyou
     
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    The HD 4670 should do everything you're after, and is a fair bit faster than the 7900GT without being any higher on power consumption. They start at a little over £60 which is a bargain. It will however struggle in newer games at resolutions above 1680x1050.

     
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    The HD 4830 is ATi's next step up which is faster again, but you'll struggle to find one much below £90 at the moment. nVidia's equivalent is the 8800GT or 9800GT, but whilst these were going for around £80 6 months ago, it's hard to find them much below £100 now.
     
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    Excellent information Clunk, thanks a million :thumbsup: I obviously haven't upgraded for a while and so had no idea which cards to consider.

    I've previously always had nVidia cards but the 3870 looks good so I'll check out the classifieds. Thanks again:smashin:
     
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    No worries - if you have no joy landing that and you're happy with 2nd hand, then chuck up a wanted thread in the classifieds asking for an 8800GT or 9800GT. £60 or less for one of those used would be a fair price and they outperform the 3870. :)

    What PSU do you have by the way? These are more power hungry cards than your 7900GT...
     
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    I've made an offer for the 3870 so we'll see how it goes !

    I have an OCZ GameXstream 600W PSU so it should be OK :thumbsup:
     
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    Ahah schweet. No worries then.
     
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    ATI HD 3870 installed and working purrrfectly !

    Thanks for the recommendation Clunk :smashin:

    Scored 7944 on 3Dmark06 vers 1.1.0 at 1920 x 1200 res, which is performance I will never need, but its nice to know its there if I want it :thumbsup:
     

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