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    BFG 8800GT OC2 upgrade

    I have decided its time to upgrade my graphics card. What I looking for is a card that will be faster, quieter, run cooler and not take a huge amount more wattage.

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    Re: BFG 8800GT OC2 upgrade

    how much faster? Cause doesnt a 4850 beat it by quite a bit?. I recommend the 4850 vapour x because it performs great, silent runs cool and uses less power than the average 4850 and when an average 4850 has a tdp of 110w and an 880gt has the same( i think) then it could potentially use less power and provide a noticeable difference.
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    Re: BFG 8800GT OC2 upgrade

    The HD4770 is slightly slower than the HD4850 but consumes much less power too.

    Here are some reviews:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16820

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...d-4770-512mb/1

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/ati-ra...d-4770-review/

    Alternatively a GTX260 or HD4870 maybe worth a look too. The GTX260 does have relatively low power consumption at idle though although at load it will be higher than an 8800GT.

    TBH,I think I would wait until more 40nm cards like the HD4770 come out.
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    Re: BFG 8800GT OC2 upgrade

    what about the 4870. Is that about 160w?
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