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Best video card for gaming?

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Kse, Jun 19, 2011

  1. Apr 11, 2011
    Need some suggestions for what gfx card I should get for gaming :razz: My ATI Radeon HD 4350 card just isn't cutting it since my fps drops dramatically if theres smoke, fire, explosions, etc around and it's getting really frustrating. What I'm looking for is a gaming card that I can easily get 150+ fps in mostly every game on the highest settings, price doesn't matter but I'd prefer it to be under $500 :smile:

    P.S: I don't know much about PCs >__< Already searched for some on google but the reviews are like really outdated..

    Current specs (If that matters lol):
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2 @ 2.20 ghz
    ATI Radeon HD 4350
    4gb ddr2 ram
  2. May 16, 2011
    580 ftw. or the 480. Still one of the highest clocked cards.
  3. May 27, 2008
    Usually the ones with the most numbers and letters work the best.
  4. Feb 18, 2011
    What peetie the pirate said.
  5. Nov 2, 2010
    580GTX definately or the HD6970? or HD6990? (I don't use AMD Radeon's, soon I will though.. Alienware ftw..)
  6. May 11, 2011
    What case do you have and what's your psu?
    Those matter in switching out for a new vgc.
    The bigger and faster cards might not fit and your psu might not be able to handle it.
  7. Nov 29, 2010
    Nvidia GTX 590 is currently the fastest and most stable card on the market.
  8. Jul 14, 2010
    What's your current power supply and what kind of gaming are you looking for? Max quality on battlefield3 with good fps etc.
  9. May 16, 2011
    the 590 has way to many VRM issues.
  10. Mar 20, 2011
    I am running two AMD 6970's flashed to 6990's and everything runs like butter, but I have a giant space heater under my desk...
  11. May 16, 2011
    lol thats what fans are for dude. :grin: ^
  12. Mar 20, 2011
    I know, I have six fans, plus the CPU fan and PS fan, it is a monster, but it is still somewhat quiet, just pumps out tons of heat. Cat's love it though... Haha
  13. May 16, 2011
    lol yeah i would go LC on that build if i was you xD

    /edit im not helping. flame ended.
  14. Sep 21, 2008
    Call me outdated but I'm still on the Nvidia 8800GT 512MB. I used it when I custom built at the time...was like 3-4 years back. It does everything I need it to do, and more.
  15. Nov 29, 2010
    Even for this time, stick with the GTX 460's they're $200 cards and very powerful, able to run 90% of todays games
  16. Jun 23, 2010
    I recommend the ATI 6950 or Nvidia 560Ti for a budget GPU. Also the 580 and 6970 is a good card for higher end. Of course you might need to upgrade your PSU depending on which GPU you want and the current PSU status.