Which graphics card should I buy?

GEARSOFinvention

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I can get the GTX 280, GTX 280 FTW 2gb or the GTX 275 1792mb edition. Which one is better for gaming on an AMD 64 X2 4600+ with 8gigs of RAM on 1280x1024? I'm going for these cards as I want it to be useful for 2-4 years.
 

galta

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It's not that the 5850 will bottleneck a X2 4600+. It's the other way round.
Anyways, +1 5850, if you find one. In your case, you gotta upgrade your CPU, too.
BTW, check if the rest of your system is compatible, specially your PSU.
 

mfarrukh

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They all can do better at more than 1600x1200 or something like that.
If 1280x1080 is your resolution then i would say go with 250
Or if you like ati then take a look at 4850
 

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intel in general get pair with Nvidia ................N ............amd with ATI

As you have AMD 64 X2 4600+ a rather go 4 the HD 5870 or 5850 as they has DX 11 capabilities with will be useful 4 NEXT generation of gaming...........

but as the HD 5870 N 5850 will surely bottleneck the system .............make an extreme overclocking of yur AMD 64 X2 4600+

ATTENTION!!!! extreme overclocking means that yur CPU will be boost 30% more than the stock speed of 2.4 Ghz....therefore around 2.9 and 3.0 Ghz

make sure that U have a decent trademark n a reasonable Wattage of yur PSU......

And finally make sure that U have a very good cooling system......liquid or air
 

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