Temporary graphics card replacement - advise needed

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  • inni786 30 Mar 2013 11:45:49 133 posts
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    Morning all,

    Need some advise please regarding replacing my current graphics cards as they are giving me problems - overheating and crashes when gaming.
    My current setup is x2 8800gtx in sli and am looking to replace these with just the one card and my preference would be a geforce but am open to an ati card.
    My budget is tight so looking to spend around 50ish so maybe ebay is my best bet.
    I would like to have the same performance of my current cards if possible so have been doing some research and it looks like a geforce gtx 285 would do the job.
    My mobo only supports PCI express 2.0 so these new cards that are 3.0 wont do.
    I dont do much gaming on my pc only games like L4D2, Fm2012 so nothing that intensive.
    Any advise will be appreciated.
  • morriss 30 Mar 2013 12:24:37 70,748 posts
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    c
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Mar 2013 12:43:26 6,521 posts
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    Apparently the AMD 7750 is a good card for a touch more than that.
    Any 3.0 card will work fine, you are just bandwidth limited (which isn't an issue with cards under 100 or so anyway).

    Actually, the 285 looks more powerful than the 7750, but I can't see it for sale anywhere for 50 or so - may be an older or discontinued model. I'm not certain either will be quite up to 2 x 8800 GTX, but they shouldn't be far off.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32654-2.html

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 12:46:23 30-03-2013

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 12:48:01 30-03-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Mar 2013 12:43:36 6,521 posts
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    @inni786 See above :)
  • inni786 30 Mar 2013 14:17:54 133 posts
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    thanks for the reply and advise.
    I think ill take a gamble and get one of the geforce cards 285 gtx from ebay, hopefully ill get a decent price for one
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Mar 2013 14:19:44 6,521 posts
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    @inni786 good luck!
  • morriss 30 Mar 2013 14:25:05 70,748 posts
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    adviCe
  • Deleted user 30 March 2013 14:30:11
    Good contribution.
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Mar 2013 14:33:01 6,521 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Good contribution.
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  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 30 Mar 2013 14:36:46 6,654 posts
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    I remember when two 8800gtx would have been the absolute pinnacle; crysis was released when this was the state of the art card iirc.

    50 quid :D PC owners are fecking nuts.
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Mar 2013 15:32:07 6,521 posts
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    I remember playing Burnout Legends in 3D at the NVidia stand at the Gadget Show a few years ago, it ran at 60fps in high res 3D on an 8800gtx. I was very impressed.

    Shame the Criterion NFS games haven't had the same optimisation.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 30 Mar 2013 15:38:06 6,654 posts
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    Yeah me too. Burnout Paradise was also really well optimised. I think NFS Most Wanted is about the only game my laptop can't play, which is annoying.

    You'ld think that developers would learn that there is a big market for laptop owners with moderate 3D capability and the desire to play games.
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