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Looking To Upgrade From My Ati X1900xt. Ideas?

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#1 SPL Tech

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:06 AM

I have an ATI X1900XT video card but it now looks like its shot. So I am looking for a BETTER card to replace it with. I have a single 1.1 PCI-e x16 slot on my mobo. I am a regular gamer and need a card that can run any game on all max settings with a resolution of around 1440 x 900 or 1280 x 768. My monitor will most likely consist of a 32” LCD TV so I need a card that supports 720p / 1080i and has component video or HDMI outputs.

I have a price limit of $500. I plan to overclock the card in the future. The computer it will be used in is listed in my signature.

Also if it supported OpenGL 2.0 / DX 10 that would be nice. However it will be used on XP so I might have to get the DX10 drivers for XP.
CPU: Core Two Duo 2.13 GHz. E6400 OC'ed to 3.0 GHz. / 380 FSB RAM: 2 GB. Corsair 800 MHz. XMS2 DDR2
GPU: X1900XT 512MB Connect3D Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
PSU: 535 watt Enermax Whisper II HD: (2) 320 GB. Seagate Barracuda 16 MB. 7,200 RPM SATA II
OD: 52X DVD±RW Monitors: (2) Hanns-G JW199D 19" 16:10 widescreen DVI in extended desktop mode

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

I would have to recommend The Nvida Geforce 8800 GTX or the Ultra. Both cards from BFG Tech offer HDTV output and 2 Dual link DVI-I connections. They are the fastest Cards on the market according to Tomshardware.com. You can choose a different manufacture of the Card to match your price range BFG is one of the top manufactures for gaming rigs you will pay a premium for their OC'd cards.
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