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    Hey Guys , I’ve been searching all weekend for Mads but i seem to keep missing him by a few minutes. and Since our PM system is still somewhat broken i’m just posting (Sorry =P).

    At first i thought i was going to go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591 (the Factory 460). But then i found This pretty little card , which beats the living shit out of all the 460’s i compare it to. Its a Radeon Card and i know most guys don’t really trust them But for the price and power i think it may be worth it. Heres the link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161371#SnetMark_18

    So basicly just asking which one should i go for… I’m not ready to buy a new motherboard or processor so i’ll just have to live with my current one. But please throw out some suggestions

    Thanks !

    -Farix

    My specs
    My Motherboard – http://compeve.com/motherboards/socket-603-604/hp-xw8400-motherboard-dual-xeon-1066mhz-442028-001-380688-003
    Nvidia 8600 GTX
    8 Gigs of Ram


    System Information


    Time of this report: 4/22/2011, 12:20:03
    Machine name: *(************
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    System Model: HP xw8400 Workstation
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel® Xeon® CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Page File: 1792MB used, 14588MB available
    Windows Dir: C:Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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    I might be of some assistance i have worked as tech support and system engineer for years so i have seen most generations of PC’s and videocards etc.. ATI & NVIDA both supply videocard that will always have a up and a downside, some are faster some have better picture render quality. If you would like to compare the hardware itself then look at this at gpureview here you see the ATI 6970 has at least 30% more memory bandwidth then the Nvidia 460. The same goes for the Pixel Fill Rate & Texture Fill Rates, the ATI is simply faster in the stats. ATI was always the cheaper choice but delivers dam nice cards and a good bang for the buck. If you can get the ATI for the same price or cheaper than the NV card it’s the better card to get otherwise you will have to compare the ATI to the NV 470 series which is more expensive for a more suitable comparison.

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    #2969

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    well. I’m still kind of in a pickle. I’m a Savy with Software and pretty much know 0 about hardware. So Basicly Asking for a list 1 being best 3 being worst

    What would you rate all my Finds as ? I’m O.K with spending 200 bucks , but i would really rother avoid it. All i want to do is run ARMA 2 on max settings and run it well. If the 470 investment really gets me more for the 50 more bucks please say so.

    So… Radeon 6790 , NV 560 , or NV 570

    Thanks Guys

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    That one is easy, just check the link to gpureview u sent you and try the compare option just watch the mem.fillrate and texture fills for an idea of the speed.

    1. 570 winner by far
    2. 6790
    3. 560

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    #2971

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    getting this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130627

    Way over my budget , but who cares =p

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    Yeah, factory watercooled cards are not cheap, maybe its better to get the waterblock seperatly from the card. If you have a water cooling system already that is?

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    #2973

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    Well i luckily i didn’t pay a penny for this card. My Dad has a box of 25 of them at work… Reason being you need to run freaking pies to your computer. He said he saw a few 480’s on the shelf so HOPFULLY they are the fan verison. becuase i have a liquid nitrogien cooler but its only for the RAM cooling , i’m not about to run pipes to my computer or buy a resoivouir.

    So praying for the 480… or better

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