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Best reasonably priced graphic cards? (£200 - 400)

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June 20, 2013 1:48:50 PM

What would you guys/girls say the best graphics card is at the moment that is at a reasonable price?
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June 20, 2013 2:33:06 PM

What do you intend to play and at which resolution mate?
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June 20, 2013 2:33:33 PM

That solely depends on your purpose. If you are using a lot of OpenCL accelerated software then AMD 7000 series is the only way to go.

But if it is only gaming, I would propose a GTX 670/770 depending on what you can find around the 400 mark. The price is very dependent on vendor and country. You can do a further research on your own. This cards fall between the HD 7950 and 7970, but even if a 7950 is a better performance/price option, the lower temps and noise on the nVidia is something I would appreciate.
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June 20, 2013 2:35:52 PM

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2g...

GTX 770.

And Shneiky could you clarify why you think the Radeon 7k series would be the only way

to go for OpenCL accelerated software, when the GeForce series has OpenCL too, yet also CUDA to rely on?

OpenCL is vendor neutral too. So I'm thinking you're thinking of the Radeons greater compute performance perhaps?
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June 20, 2013 2:44:30 PM

If you kept track on OpenCL benchmarks, you were going to notice that the 7000 series score multiple times over their nVidia counterparts on that price range. For mainstream software like the Adobe package - the only thing using CUDA is export in Premier Pro. All other has been migrated to OpenCL (Photoshop for example). Even though OpenCL is vendor neutra, the HD 7000 architecture is far more optimized to execute OpenCL code. The only reason I am still with nVidia is because of PremierPro.
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June 20, 2013 3:12:19 PM

Right, thank you.
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June 20, 2013 4:57:58 PM

CalF said:
What would you guys/girls say the best graphics card is at the moment that is at a reasonable price?


Radeon 7770 and 7850 are very cheap ($100 and $150)
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