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What graphics card should I buy (budget hopefully no more then 200)

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June 5, 2013 11:46:47 AM

Hi im looking for a new graphics card for my PC right now games I am mainly playing are Batman Arkham city and Dues ex, but I would like to be able to play skyrim and other higher end game.

June 5, 2013 11:58:21 AM

I picked up two Asus 660GTXs from newegg.com for less than 190 bucks each. Great cards for the money.
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June 5, 2013 12:04:16 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ATI Radeon 7870 1GHZ edition. Solid card will serve you well and you can rock out ultra on everything if you are running reasonable resolution of 1080p or 1920x1080. In some VERY demanding games you might need to turn anti alising off. You also get 4 games with it and in my book that's a keeper. IT will run faster than GTX 660 even the clocked edition, however you will not be able to take advantage of physx.

Now if you want Nvidia i would recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
The nvidia card is also very solid will also max everything out. IT has better drives and i find it to be more stable but it's personal preference. U will get 1 game with it but it is metro last light which is amazing. THis card will be able to run physx. However keep in mind that activating them will DRAMATICALLY reduce your performance. Now batman arkham city is very physx game and as such favors nvidia. And also it looks stunning with physx i assure you.

Now the choice is up to you. But if you do not want physx and generally want the better POWER for your money i would go with the Radeon 7870 because hell it has 4Games and it's faster then the GTX 660. Physx will not change the way you view a game even though they look good. Mostly it's flags on the ground random background damage like board falling off in batman. Tassaltation seems to be better with ATI which is present in metro last light heavily and many other games.

Personal choice would be the 7870. But i leave it up to you. Both cards are slightly above your 200 budget but. Man up and give 20 more for a better card.
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June 5, 2013 2:31:36 PM

Shallowmist said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ATI Radeon 7870 1GHZ edition. Solid card will serve you well and you can rock out ultra on everything if you are running reasonable resolution of 1080p or 1920x1080. In some VERY demanding games you might need to turn anti alising off. You also get 4 games with it and in my book that's a keeper. IT will run faster than GTX 660 even the clocked edition, however you will not be able to take advantage of physx.

Now if you want Nvidia i would recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
The nvidia card is also very solid will also max everything out. IT has better drives and i find it to be more stable but it's personal preference. U will get 1 game with it but it is metro last light which is amazing. THis card will be able to run physx. However keep in mind that activating them will DRAMATICALLY reduce your performance. Now batman arkham city is very physx game and as such favors nvidia. And also it looks stunning with physx i assure you.

Now the choice is up to you. But if you do not want physx and generally want the better POWER for your money i would go with the Radeon 7870 because hell it has 4Games and it's faster then the GTX 660. Physx will not change the way you view a game even though they look good. Mostly it's flags on the ground random background damage like board falling off in batman. Tassaltation seems to be better with ATI which is present in metro last light heavily and many other games.

Personal choice would be the 7870. But i leave it up to you. Both cards are slightly above your 200 budget but. Man up and give 20 more for a better card.


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June 5, 2013 2:44:17 PM

^At $190, I still say that this card is better. I was able to run every game at the highest settings (except Crysis 3) on one card at 1080p. I am not saying the 7870 is not a great card though. Its 25 bucks more though and there is always something that's just a little bit more money.
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June 6, 2013 12:22:53 AM

maestro0428 said:
^At $190, I still say that this card is better. I was able to run every game at the highest settings (except Crysis 3) on one card at 1080p. I am not saying the 7870 is not a great card though. Its 25 bucks more though and there is always something that's just a little bit more money.


Indeed untill you reach the point between model jumps, aka 7850 7870. Than the difference is a'bit more than 25$. The 25$ in this case are for a good cooler and overclocked card. Personally i think it would be a sound investment considering the 4 games that come with it which are top line AAA games. If he buys the Nvidia he gets nothing but a card. With the 7870 he will get 4 games with total worth of around 100/150$. That right there is a bargain like there's no tomorrow.
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