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New Graphics card recommendation on par with GeForce 9800GT

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#1
Until now I was using an Albatron Geforce 9800GT 512MB card which I bought for ~100euros back in 2009.
http://www.mwave.com.au/productarchive.asp?sku=42050318

What was good about this card is that it had a 256bit memory bus / interface and pretty much every 3D game played nice and fast on high graphics settings @1280x1024 resolution (Aliens VS Predator 3, Rage, Command & Conquer 3 & 4, Duke Nukem Forever, Black Mesa Half Life Mod, HL2, etc...)

How ever it got toasted the other day, so I now I want to buy a new graphics card of at least equivalent performance and similar price range to play the upcoming Doom 3 BFG and some of the upcoming games. (Preferably nvidia as their drivers are better)

I checked the current nvidia cards, but noticed that all the cards of that price even though they have better & faster GPUs and more & better video RAM (DDR5 / 1GB/2GB), their memory bus / interface goes only up to 128bit or 192bit the most, which I imagine will bottleneck these cards.

Also I noticed that none of the current GFX cards feature a TV-Out output to connect my old CRT TV via Scart or RCA and I don't want to have to buy a new LCD/TFT TV.

My PC specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo @2.4GHZ
4GB Ram @800MHZ
Windows 7 32Bit
19" 4:3 TFT Eizo S1931 Monitor @60HZ

My motherboard Asus P5B-E:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_...#specifications

Features 1 x PCIe x16 slot to connect a GFX card on.

So which card should I get to cover my above needs?

Thanks in advance.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Sep 2012 @ 20:42
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#2
Hi There i came across this on the nvidia page the other day that will help you choose the right card for you
give it a go

http://www.nvidia.com/content/HelpMeCho....asp?lang=en-us

Keep me posted on how u go??

Edited by DVDBack23


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#3
Well I don't really like to say it but perhaps you should look for a monitor along with a graphics card. They're not TOO expensive and the resolution would be WAY better than RCA (and probably SCART too, but i don't know much about that connector) the nvidia cards with 256-bit memory bus are (converted from US prices) starting at 139 euros.
From a quick look this looks nice:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi)
1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
Core Clock: 850 Mhz (v.s. 822 Mhz reference)
Shader Clock: 1700 Mhz (v.s. 1645 Mhz reference)
CUDA Cores: 384

For 192-bit memory bus this looks ok:
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P4-2652-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core Clock: 1202 MHz
CUDA Cores: 384
Effective Memory Clock: 5000MHz

Hope this helps.
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