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  1. Zorviny

    Zorviny IncGamers Member

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    HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    First let me say thank you to everyone on this board for answering my questions on my precious post. You all are amazing! :thumbup:


    Ok, I'm currently running a Nvidia 8800 Gts. In playing the beta I could definitely see video lagging, I know it's the beta and it lagged for everyone, but I could tell the graphic lags from the load lags. In playing Start Trek Online I had huge graphical lags too.

    Anyways I need a recommendation for a new card. Ideally I don't want to spend over $100. Thoughts? I could break the $100 budget by $30-$40, If it meant a world of difference and future proofing.

    Current Setup:
    CPU Type: Intel Core2 Duo E6850 @ 3.00GHz
    Total RAM: 8191.1 MB.
    DESCRIPTION: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
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    konfeta IncGamers Member

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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    For 100$? That's not really future proofing. For 140$?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125412

    Would cover the bill for reasonable framerate on most modern games. Should allow you to max out Diablo 3 unless you are an "MUST HAVE 1203912032193018x AA" junkie.

    Though, you might run into an annoying hiccup of having to upgrade your power supply, which can set you back another 50-100$. Also, (enforced) sale tax might rear it's ugly head in, dunno if Michigan has to deal with it.

    Oh, also, you should ask a mod to move this here:
    http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/...h-Support-for-Diablo-3-Battle-Net-amp-Systems
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  3. Urzuxo

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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    I was able to run the beta at almost max graphics in a 4 player game at 60 fps with this card:

    ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series 1 GB.

    It costs MUCH less than $100 if they still even sell it. Anything that's better than this will probably be able to run D3 at max graphics.

    The load lag you're talking about looks like it's getting fixed for retail (everybody experienced it, except people with SSD harddrives).

    Also, get ATI instead of Nvidea.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    Agreed, the GTX 460 is a good choice if you only want to spend $140. The 6850 is another close runner up, though I default to recommending the 460 because of Blizzard's recent fubars with catalyst driver 12.4 and the recent price drop of the 460.

    If you want some choices, check out the tomshardware roundups, though they will come out with a May report shortly:

    $100 and under: (really this is a $75 tie between the 440 and 6670)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-2.html

    $100 to $170:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-3.html
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    What's the almost part? 9800 GT seems comparable to that card, and physics effects absolutely killed my framerate.
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    Urzuxo IncGamers Member

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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    Shadows set to medium and sometimes when 4 players do an AoE it drops to 30, but never lower than 30. Never ever.


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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    I run a GTX460 (an older EVGA version), and it has been quite good. It's the first card i've had in my machine that required power inputs. Framerates of 90-100-140 when i'm on my own. Never really paid attention to 4 player FPS.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    where the hell are u guys looking at?

    you can get a GTX460 for $100, until May 9th that is. http://bit.ly/tigerdirectGTX460
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    That's with rebate. God knows how long that will take.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    uh it takes 8 days if u choose the priority option with just $2 fee. I've done so many rebates before it's not dat bad. you just have to remember to send it.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    Well, never used tigerdirect before, but yeah, that is nice to be able to get a rebate that fast.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    I would like to say that a 8800GTS is probably more than enough to play Diablo 3 smoothly. The beta really isn't a good way to measure, and you'd be better off waiting for the final game and seeing if it does indeed play smoothing.

    My guess is your computer is cluttered as hell and crap is slowing it down.

    Clean it up.

    I have a friend with a X1950Pro (Dx9) and it plays smoothly.

    I myself have an old HD4890 1GB that I bought used two years ago for 115€ and it plays EVERYTHING.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    Dispite my historic long standing hatred for all things ATI...yeah, get an ATI card. Eyefinity rocks and they are over a year ahead of the driver game for triple monitors especially.
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    Re: HELP! I need a new Video Card for Diablo 3

    Radeon 7750

    great card and no need to upgrade your power supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286767%20600298541&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207750


    the 460 is of course better
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=542

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1854/6/

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7750-icooler-review/10


    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/AMD-Radeon-HD-7750-Video-Card-Review/1492/8

    but it costs more and you might have to buy a new power supply

    the 7750 is definitely not future proofing, but it will easily play D3 at 1680x1050 all settings medium in a 4 player game, and probably maxed (except maybe shadows)

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