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Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 580 (desktop)

Q: Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 580 (desktop)

Was wondering if the AMD 7970M outperforms the GTX 580 desktop card. I am only asking this since I heard it on some forums, just wanted to double-check (google no yielding any search results).

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A: Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 580 (desktop)

Iv read that the 580m loses heavily to the 7970m, Not sure about the desktop version.
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Hi, I was playing a video game when suddenly my laptop crashed and powered off. After powering in back up again I got BSOD. I reinstalled Windows but ever since, when I install AMD drivers for Radeon HD 7970M upon completion the laptop freezes and I get a blank black screen or BSOD. I have tried using updated drivers and those that came on a disk with my laptop, both crash the laptop.

Today I tried installing AMD drivers again and crashed. I removed the AMD drivers and can use the laptop normally with Intel HD Graphics 4000. Could it be a hardware issue?

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Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC (Mobile)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type Mobile QuadCore Intel Core i7-3720QM, 3400 MHz (34 x 100)
Motherboard Name Clevo P15xEMx
Motherboard Chipset Intel Panther Point HM77, Intel Ivy Bridge
Video Adapter Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)
3D Accelerator AMD Radeon HD 7970M (Wimbledon)

A:BSOD after installing drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7970M

Perhaps this file will be more useful.

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I created it in Safe Mode after installing AMD drivers. Laptop screen went black during installation with an Underscore flashing in top left corner. Nothing else was happening for minutes
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Greetings everyone here at the Windows 7 Forums,

I have a Dell laptop system that has an AMD Radeon HD 7970M Graphics Card. I have recently completed a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 x64, and I need to reinstall all of my drivers. When I try to install my Radeon's drivers from the resource CD, it appears to install successfully until I reboot.

When I start up my computer again, a balloon flashes saying something along the lines of 'Installing device driver software'. After a few seconds, it says something like 'Device driver installation failed'. I don't remember the exact titles, but these should do. When I click on the balloon for more info, it shows a red X next to 'Device unplugged'.

What do I do? Does this mean that I cannot use my Radeon graphics card? I would really appreciate support and instructions on what this means and how I can fix it.


A:AMD Radeon HD 7970M Graphics Driver Not Installing

I would get the drivers from the dell site it could be outdated and they have a updated version available
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A:BSOD after installing AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics driver

Hi there,

Could you please post your issue in the BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums section and follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. An analyst will then be able to help you with your issue.
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soulkolektor said:

I have GeForce 7300LE and i was wondering if the ATI Radeon XP1600 PRO is better for playing games like FEAR, CARBON and stuff like that?Click to expand...

cmon, i know somebody know the answer to this.
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A:Geforce 2 to Radeon 9600SE

What kind of motherboard/chipset do you have? Does the screen go black when windows boots up or when you turn on your computer. I am thinking at the moment that it might be some BIOS settings. AGP drivers have nothing to do hen post booting. make sure it is either AGP 2X or 4X. Make sure your motherboard has updated BIOS. Try to get older 4X.XX drivers and not those new Forceware drivers. and if you don't have a KT400 chipset don't use any Hyperion drivers too as they were for the newer chipsets. Get v4.43 or older.
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My mobo:

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I have to amit to being a little confused. You state this set of specs:

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A Drive
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It has = Built-in Graphics System
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The two vid cards you asked about in the machine you have listed would be a waste of money. Now that's just my opinion but it is a little weird to put that mobo (it certainly didn't come with it) in that machine.

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Last longer......physically? Or last longer, as in which will run new games at an acceptable level the longest amount of time?

Either AMD or Nvidia will last a good while physically. Both makers have produced bad cards at some point, it is something that just happens and you can't fault a company for sending out a bad card here and there. I would say heat is the biggest factor in whether a card has a long life, or goes tits up. Overclocking can reduce the lifespan a bit as well.

The best advice I have for you to make sure a card will last is to keep it clean and cool. Don't overclock it and occasionally take it out and gently clean the fans/heatsink to keep dirt/crud from building up and making it run hotter than it has to. Good ventilation in the case will indirectly help keep the card cool also. Unfortunately, there is no voodoo that I am aware of to make a card last is an electrical component and is susceptible to degradation just like everything else.
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A:GeForce GTX 550 Ti <or> Radeon HD 6850

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Indeed it might be the Celeron the culprit in this equation. Do you know the exact type of Radeon 8500 you have bought ? What drivers are you running ? There are OEM versions circulating with lower specs then the Original Radeon 8500.

Radeon 8500 -> 275 mhz Core / 550 mhz DDRam
Radeon 8500 LE -> 250 mhz Core / 500 mhz DDRam
Radeon 8500 LELE ->225 mhz Core / 450 mhz DDRam

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A:[HELP] Which is better Radeon 9200se or Geforce Fx5200.

Both the 9200se and 5200fx are obnoxiously obsolete by today's standards. It's really a toss-up, with the 5200fx likely being a hair slower in some games, but offerring PS/VS2.0 (DX 9.0) whereas the 9200se offers PS/VS1.4 (DX8.1). So... it's up to you and your games. Both cards are severely fillrate and memory bandwidth strapped.

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Out of those two, the 9600XT is WAY better. But, if you like to play modern games, I`m afraid you`ll need better CPU and GPU. The 9600XT isn`t very good for Oblivion.

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Video Standards: HDTV NTSC (Full)

A:GeForce 6600GT or Radeon 9800 Pro

As I don't own either one of these, I can't say which is the best, but I can tell you this. The GeForce card that you list, shows to be a PCi Express card, and you have to have a motherboard that supports that. Unless you have a pretty new computer and or motherboard, you can rule that one out. I'll bet you have a AGP slot, so if you do, be sure and look for AGP cards only. IF you need an AGP card the 6600GT also comes in AGP version.
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A:Geforce 8800gt vs. Radeon hd3870

I'd say the Geforce 8800GT from those two by a little bit, but depending on your budget you may also want to consider the Radeon HD 4850 which outperforms both of those cards and several others above those two at just a little bit more then the 8800GT you linked too.

Here's a benchmark that has both the HD3870 and 8800GT, as well as the HD4850:

Tom's Hardware also has an interactive VGA charts with all the common cards but their site seems to be experiencing issues at the moment.
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So which one do you think is better? Radeon X1650 Pro : or GeForce 7600 GS: ?

Thanks in advance.

A:Radeon X1650 Pro VS GeForce 7600 GS

My choice

I plan on getting the X1650 PRO,but i don't know much about the other one.
I have used ATI since W95 and stay with it.
The best way to get this kind of comparison is with magazine articles.
So try this forum.
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I would like to know which one is better? I was surfing on and noticed the had a 256 mb ddr 9200 that runs at 200mhz(core speed) and 400mhz(Effective Speed), but they had a FX 5200 256 mb ddr that runs at 250mhz(Core) and 332mhz(Effective). I couldn't find a 5200 with 256mb that runs the same as the Radeon... if you know of a webstore that has one plz give me link, if the FX 5200 is better. So can someone plz tell me which card would be the best. Link to Geforce, and link to Radeon

A:Radeon 9200 Vs. Geforce FX 5200

Dude, with the X800 cards now becoming available on the market, prices are dropping fast on vid cards. Hold of for another couple weeks at least.

Both of the cards you are mentioning are junk, to be perfectly honest. Well, at least if you play PC games they are. Wait, and get yourself a 9800 Pro as the price comes down!
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Comments on which is better.

I am going buy one of these but I do not know which is better.

A:ATI Radeon 9600 vs GeForce FX 5200


Actually, it depends upon which version you get of the ATI. I would always recommend the ATI card over the 5200, unless you are planning on buying the LE version. If you are planning on this cheap LE version of the ATI, then I would recommend the 5200. I have a 9600 Pro and it is a great card.
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I am wondering which card I should get. Both cards are AGP. The x800 out preforms the 6800 in the benchmark tests on "Toms's hardware guide" site. It also out preforms the 6800 in hardware as well having GDDR3 memory while the 6800 has DDR. My question is how important is having SM3. The 6800 card has SM3 while the x800 card does not. I know that soon ATI will soon be coming out with a new line of cards that all have SM3 which makes me wonder how important the technology is.

Thanks for your time.

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These are the cards in consideration - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti &#40;Fermi&#41; FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

A:Radeon HD 7750 vs GeForce GTX550Ti

Basically flip a coin. In some games the AMD is faster, and in others the Nvidia is. Good place to start is here,

Video Card Comparison -

Check some of the reviews of the HD 7750 as most will also have the 550 Ti, and you can judge for yourself.

One big advantage that the HD 7750 has over the 550 Ti is it requires/uses about half the power, 55 W for the HD 7750 vs 116 W for the 550 Ti.
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i have Athlon XP 2000+ 512 ddram and a Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128 mb
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this complect, which i will buy, has 512 dual ddr and a Geforce FX 5900XT.
what will you suggest, put in my old Radeon, or leave the GeForce ?
I know, that we can compare Geforce FX 5900Ultra to Radeon 9800 Pro , but i think u know the problems Radeon users have with Counter-Strike.
Now, with my specs, i have between 40 and 70 fps in CS/CZ and 100 fps in closed places ... so, will the fps be 100 all the time with this PC, and i'll be able to play newer games with high frame rates, or will it still be sloppy with radeon ? should i choose geforce fx 5900 XT then ? cause ill have more time playing CS than Doom 3 or Far Cry or something... ( ofcourse i WILL play them, that's why im upgrading )

A:Geforce FX 5900XT and Radeon 9800Pro

Keep your "old" 9800 Pro, you fool hehe
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I just bought a radeon 5770 that runs sc2 worse than my old geforce 7900 gs..

I have a dell dimension 9150:
Intel pentium D 940 dual core processor
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psu = 600 W by OCZ streamx
ram= 2 gig DDR2 533 MHZ

running windows 7 x86.

Question is, what is the bottleneck? I know other people are playing this game on ultra with this card and i can barely play it on medium settings... could it be the driver compatibility or something? because I do hear ati drivers have issues with windows 7

A:Radeon HD 5770 being outperformed by GeForce 7900gs?

Intel pentium D 940 dual core processorClick to expand...

Here is your problem.
The 5770 is even stronger than the 7900gs, and your processor can't handle it.
I'd expect performance to be about similar, but it's conceivable that it could be worse.
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just installed an Asus M4A88TD. it has quite impressive (to me at least) on board graphics - ATI Radeon HD 4250 with 128MB DDR3 1333 memory.

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A:ATI Radeon HD 4250 vs Nvidia GeForce 7300GT

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A:nVidia GeForce 7500LE or ATi Radeon X1300 Pro?

Intel Viiv Core 2 Duo e4400 (2ghz, 2mb Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1gb Ram
250gb hard drive
256mb ATi Radeon X1300 Pro

would be the best in my opion, but if u or they would upgrade that video card I think u would like the computer a whole lot better.
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A:Radeon vs. GeForce - Which one of these video cards do you recommend, and why?

I use the 8600, I stopped using ATI some time ago but I am running Vista
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Any recommendations?

A:Geforce 6600, 6600gt or radeon 9800 pro?

you should defenitely go with the 6600gt. just make sure you power supply is at least 350 watts.
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A:When will the Radeon 8000 or GeForce 700 series be released?

Well, I wouldn't expect to see any HD 8XXX series card this year. However, I'm not so sure about Nvidia.
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hi guys, i am having a trouble upgrading one of my customers video card,
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A:Upgrading from GeForce 8400GT to Radeon HD 4650

There is no particular reason the Radeon card shouldn't work provided everything else is working and up to the task. You should uninstall the old Nvidia drivers, of course.
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Hi people, I need your advice once again!

I recently upgraded my graphics card so I have a spare GeForce 7600GS 256MB PCI-E.

I want to pass it to a friend who is currently using a Radeon X1600Pro...Well I know that those cards are pretty close in performance but since the 7600 is PCI-E I guess he would benefit, even slightly...

I remember that around the time I bought the card, most benchmarks showed that the GF 7600GS had an advantage over the Radeon X1600 Pro...

So what do you think? Is swapping the cards worth it?

A:Solved: GeForce 7600GS vs Radeon X1600Pro

So... His X1600Pro is AGP and your 7600 GS is PCI-E? Feel free to give the card to him, but don't except it to fit into the AGP slot. It won't. Sorry.

However if the X1600Pro is PCI-E, even then it's very debutable if any of them is any better than another.
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Thanks in advance.


A:Nividia GeForce 105M vs ATI Radeon HD 3470

the nvidia card beats out the 3470 in 3dmark05 by 300 points, it would make the difference in some cases, but not many at all, I'd say if you're pinching go for the cheaper one, its extremely difficult to visually see the difference between the two cards. Without running benchmarking software. The nvidia card is about a 10% increase in performance in 3d applications.
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Hey there,

Quick question: Getting a new graphics card for my Gateway, and I've heard good things about both the GTS 250 and the Radeon 5750. They're both about the same price and seem to have nearly the same performance, so which would you guys recommend? Thanks!

A:Solved: nVidia GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon 5750?

Let me quote from the current Tom's Hardware video guide:

"The price of the 1 GB Radeon HD 5750 is quite low, and this month, it's enough to take the recommendation from the 1 GB versions of the Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce GTS 250.

Although it costs a few dollars more, the 5750 is more appealing due to its DirectX 11 hardware capabilities. There are other benefits too, such as Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming and Eyefinity triple-display output support, making this card an easy $125 choice on all fronts.

Read our full review of ATI's Radeon HD 5750 for more information on the card and its underlying architecture."
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A:GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 5750 (+ compatibility question)

If i have to choose between these two; I wouldn't be bothered thinking about Geforce 250GTS in any respect at all because it would be waste of time, beside 5750 is fine for reasonable gaming performance nothing more.
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ama take either 2 again! thought if i was gonna spend that much money on a computer why not make it the best? which would you perfer the 2gb dual ati radeon 5970 or the dual Nivida GeForce GTX 295?

A:DUAL Radeon 5970 vs Nividia GeForce 295

Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical

ama take either 2 again!


thought if i was gonna spend that much money on a computer why not make it the best? which would you perfer the 2gb dual ati radeon 5970 or the dual Nivida GeForce GTX 295?

Single 5970. The 'dual' refers to it being two cards together on a single PCB, making it a single physical card.
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My current specs:
Intel 2.66 p4
Ram 512mb ddr
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A:GeForce 6800 XT or Radeon X800 GT 256MB

i prefer the the geforce 6800 but i am not shure wich one will best suit your specs!
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A:ATI Radeon 9800 XT or Geforce FX 5950 ultra?

if you plan on playing DX9 games go with the one that the DX9 capabilities work on which would be the radeon.
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A:Radeon HD 3870 vs Nvidia Geforce 8800GT

While I'm a big ATI fanboy, this is truly disappointing. I think ATI's been going to the pits ever since AMD bought them out. I still have my Radeon X850 Pro because it performs very well even at its age (and lack of shader 3 and above... ). But the test scores show that the new product is still a hunk of junk. ATI must be screwing something up in the firmware, drivers, memory management or something. I hope ATI can turn things around
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Man yesterday i got sick of thinkin what to get !

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btw are they DDR2??

Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

A:NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT or ATI Radeon X1600 Pro?

Hi FoL,

out of those 2 choices, I would go with the 1600Pro. It has 4 more pixel pipelines and faster clocks than the 7300GT. and yes, they both use GDDR2

wikipedia has very good spec charts to compare cards. Nvidia spec chart and ATI spec chart

cheers :wave:
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A:nvidia geforce fx 5200 or ati radeon 9250?

both those cards will be bare minimum for maya and 3D studio max, if u r serious about those u can go for a slightly better card like perhpas Geforce 6 series or Ati 800 series , between if those are out of budget try waiting a little while as nvidia is bringing in a new card the price for the cards will some down :grinthumb
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All help much appreciated! ^^

A:Nvidia Geforce 7600GS V.S ATi Radeon HD 4350

Despite the 4350 being the lowest of the HD 4xxx series it is still going to be a bit quicker than the 7600 GS. They don't have the 4350 in the list but the 4550 is which is only just slightly faster than the 4350 (5% or less), and the 4550 is quite a bit better than the 7600 GS according to here,

Charts, benchmarks Gaming Graphics Charts 2008-Q3, Call of Duty 4 v1.6

scroll down and find the 4550 and the 7600 GS then click compare at the bottom to see them side by side in a wide range of tests.
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A:Upgrade Geforce 6150se to Radeon x1300?

8400 GS is better, because the second digit of earlier graphic card represent their level. first digit represent their year.

X1300 is on a level with nvidia 7300. 8400 GS is thus way to go, not only newer but also at higher level.
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A:Switching from ATI Radeon 5570 to GeForce 7900 GT OC

First you need to uninstall the ATI drivers and software, then you can shut down the computer and replace the ATI Radeon 5570 with the GeForce 7900 GT. Turn on the computer once you have it back together and get into windows. From there go to NVIDIA Driver Downloads to download and install the right drivers for your OS. After that you should have to reboot the computer and then your done.
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A:nvidia geforce 9800 gtx+ vs. ati radeon hd 4670

WEI is a poor example of the differences in the card. You're comparing what at the time of their respective releases a high end card to a mid-range card. This review is as good as any,

techPowerUp :: Powercolor PCS HD 4670 512 MB Review :: Page 6 / 30

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it's for gaming (War Thunder / World of Tanks / Minecraft and such like)

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A:is NVIDIA GeForce GT640 better than ATI RADEON HD 7660D ?

Check out this site for comparisons of video cards

I didn't see the HD 7660D (but I didn't look real hard). Here is a comparison of the HD 7660M and the GT640M.
If the 7660D and 7660G are similar, then the Radeon is a better choice.

EDIT: I assumed you are looking at laptop graphics (but now re-reading your post I think you are talking about desktop cards).
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A friend of mine said Geforce cards were unreliable and give problems,the only Cards i think are full of crap are the Radeons so far.

A:Is A Change From Ati Radeon To Geforce A Good Idea?

Both nvidia and ATI make excellent video cards. They both have very low performers, and they both have extremely high performers.

Your 9200 is pretty dated, and I'm not surprised that you aren't enjoying gaming with it. An upgrade to the 6600GT would make a pretty big difference. Of course it matters what your CPU and ram specs are as well, but assuming they are adaquate, you will feel like you have a new computer when after plugging in that 6600GT.

But keep in mind, the 6600GT is pretty much the lower level of what is considered good these days. It can handle today's newest games with good frame rates on medium settings. But it won't be able to hold on for too much longer. I'd give it another 6 months or so before it starts choking on the games that'll be coming out about then.
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The ACX cooling blows the heat right into your case, I had the 760 4 GB w ACX cooling. But it was still a good card.

You should go with a 700 series card, bought directly from EVGA.

EVGA | Products | Graphics - GeForce 700 Series Family

That price for the 660 is after a mail in rebate, something I never even consider when buying pc parts. You have to look at the total price you`ll be charged, shipping and tax included.

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I think a 5700le would be better than all the cards you listed. It is a pci card.
Read the review by Irv on the above link.
Here's another card to consider, it might be a little bit better.
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Apples & Oranges

Well the only flaw in your thinking is that a 256MB has a snowball's chance in hell of competing with a 512MB dual video card setup. With SLI using the 6800 Ultra, you are not just doubling the memory, you are effectivly using two 1.1GHz GPUs to reak havok upon any game you could possibly throw at them. I know you said that you are not looking for best "value" but overall system performance. Hands down, the SLI config would be the obvious winner here.

With that said, the X850XT-PE is a smoking fast card. It boasts more features than the 6800 Ultra, and actually has a faster GPU when comparing against only one 6800 Ultra. For $700 you are no doubt gonna be the big boy on the block for quite a while. Most casual gamers are not going to drop that kinda look for a video card, for that matter, many of them may not have even spent that on their computer.

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