I have done some searching on Newegg and found five cards I'm looking at (Compared Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompa...5E14-125-333-TS). My budget is around $200.
I have little knowledge of the various specs of Graphics Cards (for example the difference in Stream Processing Units(ATI) and Processing Cores(Nividia)). I was hoping that someone here who has more knowledge then me can point me in the right direction.
I use my computer for various things: I use it for Lan and Gaming, Programming and Graphic Design (though only occasionally).
I can post detailed specs of my computer in a post later if they will help but here are the basics:
- AMD Triple Core Processor
- 7950 Nividia GFX Card
- 600 OCZ PSU
- 4 GB Corsair Viper RAM
- I have a midsized case (Radmax Smilodon)
I would prefer to use a ATI/Radeon card since I enjoyed KOTOR (apparently Nividia drivers cause a crash???)
I want a card with DX11
I want a card that will last so I won't have to buy a new one every year or two. The card shouldn't burn out but become obsolete first (though hopefully that time is a long way away).
All help is appreciated. If you can remove an item from my list or want to add one for consideration please feel free.
I made a post a lot like this a while ago and decided to hold off for the Fermi's (hoping that they would lower prices and improve on ATI's cards) I can not say if they have or not though I know people who greatly enjoy their card. If you feel that spending an extra 50+ dollars on a Fermi is worth it please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: I did some searching on Tiger. I have heard good things about HIS and was considering one of their lesser cards.
Is this one any good?. It has good ratings, but then again theirs only 5.
EDIT 2: Another question that I just thought of. The ATI cards have a prefix of HD and their site says that they require an HD display. I have a LCD Monitor that does not say that it's HD. I just want to make sure it works. I know it should but I would feel really stupid spending 200 dollars on a card that didn't work. Thanks again for the help.
Edited by assassin8er, 17 July 2010 - 12:35 AM.