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    Recommendations for a new GPU.

    I want to return to nvidia, I had an AMD Radeon HD5770, now its fried. My options are an Nvidia Geforce GTX560 or an GTX 550 TI. I have a limited budget, 200 or maybe 220 U$$ is my limit. I've also seen that the AMD Radeon HD6850 or the HD6870 are on my range, but as I said, I want to go to nvidia again. For gaming is the use that they will have most of the time. Another question, how solid are now the Forceware drivers?, they work better than the Catalyst from AMD?.

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    If you're doing single GPU and single monitor and don't have a 3D monitor, either ATI or nVidia are fine.
    If you go with the 560 Ti, look for one with 448 CUDA cores instead of 384 if you can find them in your price range (but they might be a bit too far out I think).
    Last edited by Ruzhyo; May 2, 2012 at 06:26.

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    I'm not sure how paraguay prices are, but I'd guess GTX560 & HD6870 should be in that price range, at least here in finland they offer better bang per buck than GTX560Ti/Ti448/HD6950

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    This one I found for 200$! http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1268&CategoryID=5&Det ailName=Feature&MenuID=25&LanID=9
    This one has 336 cuda cores and 810Mhz. of gpu clock. It is good?, an I think I have room for overclocking also (I don't plan to, but its a good addition). And the pcb brand, ECS, is good??.

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    Quote Originally posted by Masterchief John152 View Post
    This one I found for 200$! http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=25&LanID=9
    This one has 336 cuda cores and 810Mhz. of gpu clock. It is good?, an I think I have room for overclocking also (I don't plan to, but its a good addition). And the pcb brand, ECS, is good??.
    Is that more expensive or cheaper than HD6870? HD6870 is slightly faster than 560 on average

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    Quote Originally posted by Kaotika View Post
    Is that more expensive or cheaper than HD6870? HD6870 is slightly faster than 560 on average
    I guess as he wants to go Nvidia it doesn't really matter

    Nvidia drivers are fine in my experience John, just a little different to get used to if you have been a long time AMD/ATi user.

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    At least the GTX560 is far better than my old Radeon HD5770.
    And the AMD Radeon HD6870 is 203$ only. But my reasons for not going again AMD are:
    - The Catalyst drivers doesn't work well, when starting the control center, windows stop responding while it starts, just one example.
    - The grey screen of death, a problem never solved by amd.
    - Fan not increasing its speed when gpu is overheating.
    So, I prefer to go back with Nvidia.

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    Quote Originally posted by Masterchief John152 View Post
    At least the GTX560 is far better than my old Radeon HD5770.
    And the AMD Radeon HD6870 is 203$ only. But my reasons for not going again AMD are:
    - The Catalyst drivers doesn't work well, when starting the control center, windows stop responding while it starts, just one example.
    At the boot? Doesn't seem normal at all, which OS are/were you on?
    - The grey screen of death, a problem never solved by amd.
    They fixed it for most cards, and offered free exhange for those that didn't get it fixed via driver updates.
    - Fan not increasing its speed when gpu is overheating.
    Huh? There was definately something wrong with your card if it didn't increase fanspeed when the GPU heats up. Only nVidia has released drivers that actually didn't increase the fanspeed when it heated up and killed cards, and that's only 2 sets for them too.
    So, I prefer to go back with Nvidia.
    Hope you'll have less troubles there

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    Re: Recommendations for a new GPU.

    Quote Originally posted by Kaotika View Post
    At the boot? Doesn't seem normal at all, which OS are/were you on?<br />
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    They fixed it for most cards, and offered free exhange for those that didn't get it fixed via driver updates.<br />
    <br />
    Huh? There was definately something wrong with your card if it didn't increase fanspeed when the GPU heats up. Only nVidia has released drivers that actually didn't increase the fanspeed when it heated up and killed cards, and that's only 2 sets for them too.<br />
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    Hope you'll have less troubles there <img src="images/smilies/smile1.gif" border="0" alt="" title="smile" smilieid="337" class="inlineimg" />
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    When I was on the Windows 7 64bits desktop, when right clicking on it, and launching the Control Center, Windows and the mouse cursor most of the time stopped working during the time the center launched, then everything normal.
    Sometimes, the ccc didn't changed the fan speed, so I needed to kill the ccc.exe process and start over for it to work.
    RMA wasn't an option for, shipping expensive and also didn't knew that they were exchanging the card.

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