Help on a budget card (80-100$)

masternik

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i need to play all recent high end games on high graphics ..... not very high so help me choose a card plz

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 80-100$

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming [all latest high end games on high graphics not very high or max settings]

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: none

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
1- CPU: Core 2 duo E6550 2.33 ghz
2- MoBo: Asus P5QPL-AM
3: memory - 3gb ddr2
4- supply: thermaltake 430 watt


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600*1200, 1400*1050

what about HD 5670 512 nb ddr5....?
 
Solution
A HD6670 would be near the top of your budget, and should run with your overrated PSU. Make sure to get a card with DDR5 RAM, not DDR3. It is a little stronger than the HD5670.
At what are now considered lower resolutions like yours, a greater balance of the workload is shifted to the CPU (v.s. a higher res like 1920x1080 where the GPU is working harder), and yours is going to be weak for some newer games.

bowzef

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to be honest with you mate you need a new rig.... if you want to play ALL modern games sorry to say but your current system is not good enough it may do the job from low to Meduim but asking high is pushing it but i would not expect play everything on High sorry to say...

and you need a new monitor .... with that kinda of resolution your better off with a Xbox360 or PS3 for games
 
A HD6670 would be near the top of your budget, and should run with your overrated PSU. Make sure to get a card with DDR5 RAM, not DDR3. It is a little stronger than the HD5670.
At what are now considered lower resolutions like yours, a greater balance of the workload is shifted to the CPU (v.s. a higher res like 1920x1080 where the GPU is working harder), and yours is going to be weak for some newer games.
 
Solution
OpenGL is a programming API for graphics. I am not sufficiently familiar with it to know how common 4.1 has become yet, but generally newer is better.
As for brand, I personally usually get HIS, but the few XFX and Sapphire cards I've bought have also been good.