Suggest/advice on video card purchase

I thought this thread could be used for people suggesting cards, and other could offer some advice and/or experience with said cards.
I'm current running with an Gefore GT 8600 GT card and want to upgrade...
However, I don't want a card that consumes two expansion slots.
I was looking at a ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 1000mb ram.
Is that about where the line changes? Or am I missing a couple of good cards in this range?


  • edited July 2011
    I have a Nvidia GeForce 9800GT and it is a pretty good card with a Gig of RAM. I even have the one that doesn't require the 6 pin auxiliary plug. (e-power series) So it uses less power and still has HD features. Also, I think it only takes up one slot. I run Modern Warfare 2 at a resolution of 1650 x 1080 with all the settings maxed out and I have no problems. I am not familiar with any of the recent ATI cards.
    Overall Hit Film Ultimate runs very well. It only slows down with the particle generator, but I am working with HD footage. In addition, they will be optimizing the software so it will run even better.
    System Specs:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
    Nvidia GeForce 9800GT (1 Gig)
    2 Gigs of RAM DDR3
    Windows XP Service Pack 3
    Hope this helps,
    John B-)

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