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I'm looking to buy a new mid-low priced video card. My X1600 lasted me a few years but AMD refuses to update it to good updated driver (Its old but I think NVidia at least gives still some support to older cards). So I'm looking for a new mid priced video card and I also prefer NVidia because they usually give out better and longer driver support than AMD (even if unofficial)

I rather spend less but have a video card that will last me thru the years. I play at 1024x786 so high resolutions are not a factor for me. I do not play games barely at all; TF2, the new Hitman game, PES, but besides that....nothing else

Some factors:

- I prefer a one sloted card as I think I cannot fit two slotted cards in my box
- VGA out (although I imagine that all DVI is compatible with a adapter from DVI to VGA)
- DirectX 11.1 support
- OpenGL 4.3 support
- Windows 8 support
- PCI-E (obvious but just in case :p )
- Low/Mid priced. Like I said I barely game at all and I play at a low resolution

I prefer NVidia as they usually have longer driver support than AMD. Also, VGA support. I imagine most have a adapter though. HDMI would be nice as it would be very easy to hook up to my TV but that just a plus

Thank you

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Maybe a GTX 650-660? Anything higher than that is kinda a waste as a 670 or higher is overkill for a [color=#282828]1024x786.[/color]
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Also, I prefer one slot cards as I think I don't have room for a 2 slot card.

Whats the price for those cards Anarkii?

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Don't mind telling us your system specs? That would help out a lot.

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Found a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 for about 200

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by 2 slot card they mean to say it takes up 2 pcie slots at the back of the case.. not on the motherboard.. just letting you know if your unaware of that?

1 slot for ventilation and one for the output ports like VGA.

anyway if you want to just play those titles and have no interest in high fps's or maybe fps gaming, anything gtx 550ti 560ti 650 660 is for you.. u can probably pick up the 550ti for alot less now and it should play all the games you mentioned on medium or low on that resolution.

if you want a AMD here is one 6850, this card is the best value for money i have heard and my friend uses it.. he plays all the latest games on 720p which is about the same resolution as of you and he has no lags or frame skips.

hope that helps.

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[quote name='enc_MAYhem' timestamp='1353319700' post='595332432']
by 2 slot card they mean to say it takes up 2 pcie slots at the back of the case.. not on the motherboard.. just letting you know if your unaware of that?

1 slot for ventilation and one for the output ports like VGA.
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Yes :) I am aware that it takes up two slots on the back of the case, not on the motherboard :)


[quote name='enc_MAYhem' timestamp='1353319700' post='595332432']
anyway if you want to just play those titles and have no interest in high fps's or maybe fps gaming, anything gtx 550ti 560ti 650 660 is for you.. u can probably pick up the 550ti for alot less now and it should play all the games you mentioned on medium or low on that resolution.

if you want a AMD here is one 6850, this card is the best value for money i have heard and my friend uses it.. he plays all the latest games on 720p which is about the same resolution as of you and he has no lags or frame skips.

hope that helps.
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Well I want to play those games but if something in the future comes out (Bioshock Infinte comes to mind) I want to be able to play it too. I have no problem either playing at medium-medium high. I mean if I buy a new card, I rather not have to play at low for 2012-mid 2013 games....I want it to last for a while at least :)

I bought the X1600 when it was around 200 as well and it lasted until now. Actually I can still play games fine, Its just I want to update it more so if it does not have any driver or future driver support.

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Nvidia: 560ti, 660, 660ti
Ati: not so in the loop but a 7850, 7870 will do you also.

If your only gaming at 1024x768 I would go nvidia. I would try get a 660 or if you can afford it 660ti. I have a vanilla 660, it plays everything on high at 1080p right now. Pretty sure Bioshock infinite will run fine on any of the above cards.

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The Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB comes out a bit cheaper at 223.95

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The reason someone will ask for the rest of your system specs is an issue referred to as a bottleneck.

This issue occurs when specific components are less powerful than others. So let us say you buy this new card, but you have a lower end CPU. In that case then you will wind up with lower performance still.

So the question is asked to help make sure that a faster GPU will actually matter.

Make sense?

Also playing at 1024x768 does not make sense with newer systems. The reason being that you are often limited by the CPU at that resolution.

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353324267' post='595332540']
The reason someone will ask for the rest of your system specs is an issue referred to as a bottleneck.

This issue occurs when specific components are less powerful than others. So let us say you buy this new card, but you have a lower end CPU. In that case then you will wind up with lower performance still.

So the question is asked to help make sure that a faster GPU will actually matter.

Make sense?
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OK, I guess it makes sense :)

Im on a E6400 and 4GB

Having said that, I wont upgrade any other part on my PC :) Just this.

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353324267' post='595332540']
Also playing at 1024x768 does not make sense with newer systems. The reason being that you are often limited by the CPU at that resolution.
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No, I can turn it up a lo t more its just the optimal resolution for my monitor. I doubt my CPU is a bottleneck for higher resolutions :)

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[quote name='pes2013' timestamp='1353328820' post='595332656']
No, I can turn it up a lo t more its just the optimal resolution for my monitor. I doubt my CPU is a bottleneck for higher resolutions :)
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The CPU can and will be the bottleneck if you play on high res.

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[quote name='Neu B' timestamp='1353329521' post='595332684']


The CPU can and will be the bottleneck if you play on high res.
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I was talking about my CPU :)

But lets get back on topic of the GPU :)
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[quote name='Anarkii' timestamp='1353318464' post='595332406']
Maybe a GTX 650-660? Anything higher than that is kinda a waste as a 670 or higher is overkill for a [color=#282828]1024x786.[/color]
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Yeah, the 650 or 7770 series would be a nice card for those resolutions. No point in drawing more power and spending more money.

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[quote name='pes2013' timestamp='1353329704' post='595332690']
[b]I was talking about my CPU [/b] :)

But lets get back on topic of the GPU :)
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So am I.

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[quote name='Neu B' timestamp='1353329521' post='595332684']


The CPU can and will be the bottleneck if you play on high res.
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Actually it is the reverse.

You are normally more limited by CPU at low res & GPU at higher res.

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Your monitor's native resolution is 1024x768?

You really need an upgrade...

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[quote name='Neu B' timestamp='1353330268' post='595332704']
So am I.
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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353332278' post='595332768']
Actually it is the reverse.

You are normally more limited by CPU at low res & GPU at higher res.
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SO BACK ON TOPIC.....

The GTX 660 sounds like a good card. The 650 I believe uses pregen technology.

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[quote name='pes2013' timestamp='1353337478' post='595333014']
SO BACK ON TOPIC.....

The GTX 660 sounds like a good card. The 650 I believe uses pregen technology.
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Uses what...?
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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1353337533' post='595333016']

Uses what...?
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Pregen: The 660 uses a newer GK106 while the 650 uses a older GK107 (both based on Kepler though). I might have read/understood it correctly/reverse, if so sorry.

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Im seeing the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 1GB at 144

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[quote name='pes2013' timestamp='1353338395' post='595333072']

Pregen: The 660 uses a newer GK106 while the 650 uses a older GK107 (both based on Kepler though). I might have read/understood it correctly/reverse, if so sorry.
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Ah, I understand what you mean now. The correct term is "last generation/gen." :)

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1353338981' post='595333118']

Ah, I understand what you mean now. The correct term is "last generation/gen." :)
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Pregen; Before the current gen. Progen; After the current gen.


At the price, the GTX 650 Ti sounds good. Unless its performance is really far from the 660

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[quote name='pes2013' timestamp='1353339225' post='595333140']
Pregen; Before the current gen. Progen; After the current gen.


At the price, the GTX 650 Ti sounds good. Unless its performance is really far from the 660
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Grow up and listen to what I am saying. No one credible, including those in the industry, say "pregen". The massively used/preferred term is "last gen".

Someone please back me up, this 15" CRT guy is winding me up.
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