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Old 07-15-11, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default suggest me good gaming card

I HAVE AMD PHENOM(tm) II x4 955, nvidia g force 210, and msi mother board.785g-e53, ddr3 4 gb.problem is all my games are running on 640X480 but when i increase the resolution they become slow.

OS :xp service pack3 , and games are call of duty world at war, and
medal of honer.

so please suggest me solution or a gaming card.
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Old 07-15-11, 09:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: suggest me good gaming card

First, decide what your budget is going to be. If you really want to max out detail and features, you could spend more than $300. In any case, you should look at the card reviews both here at nvnews and on other sites to get an idea of the performance and prices these days. Off hand, I would say if you want a good gaming card, I would look to spend around $120-$150.
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Old 07-15-11, 01:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: suggest me good gaming card

You'll need to decide on 3 factors, that are linked:
- resolution: the higher resolution you want, the higher the price of the card needed
- quality: same as above: higher anti aliasing will require a bigger card
- price

Typically, you can sort graphic cards into multiple categories, based on performance and price:
- ultra high end ($700+): Runs your game at max settings on 2500x1600+ resolution (GTX590/Radeon 6990).
- high end (~$400): runs your game at max setting at 1920x1200+ (GTX580/570/R6970/6950)
- middle high: (~250) run max settings at 1650x1050 (GTX 560Ti/R6850)
- middle: (~$150) run max settings at 1280x1024 (GTS550/R6770)
- low end (<$100) not really for gaming

So, decide on your resolution and your budget. Remember you can increase resolution if you decrease game settings (for example, you can run a GTX 560Ti @ 1920x1200, but at lower quality).

one guide of current great graphic cards and budget (amongst others):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...card,2964.html
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