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chiefnz
04-12-2010, 05:27 PM
I currently have a 8600GT, which does the job but I've just started playing CoD - Black Ops and gameplay is jerky on anything more than 1024x768. I suspect it's the video card holding things back. There are 3 cards I'm looking at...

EAH4850/HTDI/1G ( http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=uhwarwIzFUpVVGdI&templete=2)

ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP/DI/1GD5 ( http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=5ltvaZh6YK0Kv2zN&templete=2)

ENGTS450 DirectCU/DI/1GD5 (http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=DiFhoOKN0DvrvArQ&templete=2)

I'm leaning towards the ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP/DI/1GD5.

Any opinions on this please?

Budget is about NZ$250

Thanks,

chuanwai
04-12-2010, 05:47 PM
i use a hd5770 its decent and i can play blackops fine

SolMiester
04-12-2010, 05:56 PM
The NV GTX450 is current generation where the ATI 4850 is 2 generations old!....No brainer really!

Agent_24
04-12-2010, 10:20 PM
I would recommend the nVidia card, definitely.

HD5770 is good too, but you'll probably end up with software issues.

chiefnz
05-12-2010, 08:42 AM
I would recommend the nVidia card, definitely.

HD5770 is good too, but you'll probably end up with software issues.

Software issues? How so? You're referring to Windows errors or other application errors?

Thanks,

Deimos
05-12-2010, 11:07 AM
I would recommend the nVidia card, definitely.

HD5770 is good too, but you'll probably end up with software issues.

Total BS, 95% of driver issues are with Crossfire, nVidia's SLI implementation is superiour but for single card setups "driver issues" should not be the deciding factor.

ATI has made massive improvements in crossfire in the last 6 months.

Deimos
05-12-2010, 11:15 AM
The NV GTX450 is current generation where the ATI 4850 is 2 generations old!....No brainer really!

You should at least consider going for last gen hardware to get DX11 support, like a 5770 or GTX450 (which is 1 generation old BTW)

SolMiester
06-12-2010, 08:26 AM
You should at least consider going for last gen hardware to get DX11 support, like a 5770 or GTX450 (which is 1 generation old BTW)

The GTS450 is CURRENT generation Fermi, DX11, and quicker than anything listed above!