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August 8, 2013 2:44:56 AM

hello!
guyz iam having 350 dollars i want to buy a gpu but iam confused which is best for me at my resolution i wanted to play upcoming games in high settings at least on constant 30fps so, please suggest me the best gpu for me.
thank you!

current rig:

processor - intel core i5 2500k

motherbaord - intel dh67bl

ram - 4gb

monitor- acer 19inch lcd monitor (1440x900)

psu - cooler master thunder 500watt

cabinet- cooler master elite 371

hardisk - 500gb


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August 8, 2013 2:56:22 AM

At 1440x900, you don't want to waste money on a GPU that is too powerful.

Are you thinking about upgrading to 1080p? What country are you buying in?
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August 8, 2013 3:01:33 AM

Happy Eid,

Secondly your monitor @ 1440x900 wont require GPU RAM above 1 GB

unless your seriously planning to upgrade the monitor in the future, there is no need to grab any GPU with more than 1GB on board, so you need the best 1 GB RAM available to purchase in the market which is :

AMD HD 7790 :

Soruce :

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_value.html

Also note that the 7790 is GCN 1.1 and not 1.0, meaning its whole different improved than any other HD 7000, and if you want to make sure of that go to AMD drivers download, you will see a specific driver just for it :

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/RadeonHD7790...



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August 8, 2013 3:18:39 AM

Hello.
Since you want a GPU for 1440x900, a very good option is also a $130 GTX650 ti boost.
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
This article has the performance of GTX650ti boost at 1280x800. You performance would be a little lower (around 15%) than these readings.
TechpowerUp
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August 8, 2013 3:59:47 AM

7790 1GB : $125
650ti boost 1GB : $145
MSI 7850 2GB : $140

No brainer. You gotta get the MSI 7850. Way faster and look at that price! Also, it's 2GB.
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August 8, 2013 4:37:47 AM

I'm using a 2GB 650ti boost to run my 1440x900 monitor, and it's just about right for most current games. I can run most games with the setting maxed out, though I sometimes have to turn the anti-aliasing down a notch.

For example, Tomb Raider runs quite well (45 to 75 FPS) with 2x SSAA and everything else maxed out (except for TressFX, which I think looks stupid so I haven't even tested its performance hit). I run Sleeping Dogs with 2x SSAA and lower quality SSAO but everything else maxed out, and I usually get a solid 75 FPS, sometimes dipping down into the 50-60 FPS range. I keep vsync enabled, so I'd be getting even higher max framerates with it turned off.

Older games can usually be maxed out, even forcing 8x MSAA, 8x transparency AA, 16x anisotropic filtering and quality ambient occlusion through the driver.

If I had $350 to spend on video hardware right now, I'd save up another $50 and get a cheap 1080p monitor and a 660ti or a 7950. For 1440x900, just to be slightly more future-proof than the 650ti boost I'd probably get a 7870 and save the rest of the money for something else.
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August 8, 2013 5:03:24 AM

melvar said:
If I had $350 to spend on video hardware right now, I'd save up another $50 and get a cheap 1080p monitor and a 660ti or a 7950. For 1440x900, just to be slightly more future-proof than the 650ti boost I'd probably get a 7870 and save the rest of the money for something else.


If its about to go for 660ti/7950 price options then there is no other option than GTX760. Its faster and cheaper than both.
and you can buy a 1080p monitor with the rest money.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $374.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 08:09 EDT-0400)

ps: I could show you a cheaper 1080p monitor to even cheaper total price of $344 but, this monitor is ASUS, is LED, is 23" and it has 2ms!!!
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August 8, 2013 5:36:19 AM

i will not buy a new monitor iam happy with this one
iam thinking of going with 7870hd of XFX.
so should i go with 7870hd or 660?

emad_ramlawi - thanks and same to you!
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August 8, 2013 6:30:56 AM

byogamingpc said:
If you're going to get a new monitor then I'd go with this ASUS VS239H-P http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DWITHI/ref=as_li_q... and pair it up with the MSI GTX 660 TF http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094CX8QI/ref=as_li_q... This would be a great setup and be really close to your total $350 budget. :)  You will see a night and day difference from what you currently have.


The monitor you posted is inferior to mine (it has 5ms instead of 2ms the rest are mostly the same) and the GPU is also inferior (GTX660 vs GTX760?) for the same amount of money.

But the point is he doesn't want a monitor. So he chose the XFX 7870.
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August 8, 2013 6:40:52 AM

Memnarchon said:
byogamingpc said:
If you're going to get a new monitor then I'd go with this ASUS VS239H-P http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DWITHI/ref=as_li_q... and pair it up with the MSI GTX 660 TF http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094CX8QI/ref=as_li_q... This would be a great setup and be really close to your total $350 budget. :)  You will see a night and day difference from what you currently have.


The monitor you posted is inferior to mine (it has 5ms instead of 2ms the rest are mostly the same) and the GPU is also inferior (GTX660 vs GTX760?) for the same amount of money.

But the point is he doesn't want a monitor. So he chose the XFX 7870.


if i buy a new monitor i wont be able to max upcoming because then i cant buy 760 i can only buy 660 if i buy a new monitor
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August 8, 2013 6:46:24 AM

abuzz said:
if i buy a new monitor i wont be able to max upcoming because then i cant buy 760 i can only buy 660 if i buy a new monitor


Hmmm... Then go for 7870/660 since they can be found around $170.

But if you plan to change your monitor in the future (lets say 1 year from now) you could give a little more $$$ to buy a good 760 in order to be prepaired (I see you already have a wonderfull CPU).

edit: Oh and if you are going for 7870 search about XFX DD's cause I didn't heard good words for them (some problems with the fans). Go with Sapphire at the same price.
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August 8, 2013 6:58:49 AM

IMO, the best would be a GTX 760 because you can max anything at that res - even Crysis 3 if you're using SMAA.

That said, I just got my GTX 660 and found out my 1440x900 monitor can run 1920x1200 if I set it as a custom resolution - makes games look amazing, but of course it's harder to run.

I say get a GTX 760 and see if your monitor will do 1200p, and if not, save up for a 1080p IPS display.
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August 8, 2013 7:02:32 AM

jessterman21 said:
IMO, the best would be a GTX 760 because you can max anything at that res - even Crysis 3 if you're using SMAA.

That said, I just got my GTX 660 and found out my 1440x900 monitor can run 1920x1200 if I set it as a custom resolution - makes games look amazing, but of course it's harder to run.

I say get a GTX 760 and see if your monitor will do 1200p, and if not, save up for a 1080p IPS display.


but 760 is little costly here and plus i need to buy a new psu as well
what about 7870 oc gigabyte ?
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August 8, 2013 7:05:40 AM

abuzz said:
but 760 is little costly here and plus i need to buy a new psu as well
what about 7870 oc gigabyte ?


Do you mind telling us which country do you live so we can try to find the best offers from there?
ps: Gigabyte's 7870 oc seems good.
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August 8, 2013 7:12:32 AM

Memnarchon said:
abuzz said:
but 760 is little costly here and plus i need to buy a new psu as well
what about 7870 oc gigabyte ?


Do you mind telling us which country do you live so we can try to find the best offers from there?
ps: Gigabyte's 7870 oc seems good.


INDIA

and there are the following online store:

www.flipkart.com

www.snapdeal.com

www.mdcomputers.in






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August 8, 2013 7:13:06 AM

abuzz said:
jessterman21 said:
IMO, the best would be a GTX 760 because you can max anything at that res - even Crysis 3 if you're using SMAA.

That said, I just got my GTX 660 and found out my 1440x900 monitor can run 1920x1200 if I set it as a custom resolution - makes games look amazing, but of course it's harder to run.

I say get a GTX 760 and see if your monitor will do 1200p, and if not, save up for a 1080p IPS display.


but 760 is little costly here and plus i need to buy a new psu as well
what about 7870 oc gigabyte ?


GTX 660, then. AMD cards don't allow setting a custom resolution.
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August 8, 2013 7:22:14 AM

jessterman21 said:
abuzz said:
jessterman21 said:
IMO, the best would be a GTX 760 because you can max anything at that res - even Crysis 3 if you're using SMAA.

That said, I just got my GTX 660 and found out my 1440x900 monitor can run 1920x1200 if I set it as a custom resolution - makes games look amazing, but of course it's harder to run.

I say get a GTX 760 and see if your monitor will do 1200p, and if not, save up for a 1080p IPS display.


but 760 is little costly here and plus i need to buy a new psu as well
what about 7870 oc gigabyte ?


GTX 660, then. AMD cards don't allow setting a custom resolution.

buy iam getting 7870hd at same price plus its little better as well.
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August 8, 2013 7:23:56 AM

abuzz said:
jessterman21 said:
abuzz said:
jessterman21 said:
IMO, the best would be a GTX 760 because you can max anything at that res - even Crysis 3 if you're using SMAA.

That said, I just got my GTX 660 and found out my 1440x900 monitor can run 1920x1200 if I set it as a custom resolution - makes games look amazing, but of course it's harder to run.

I say get a GTX 760 and see if your monitor will do 1200p, and if not, save up for a 1080p IPS display.


but 760 is little costly here and plus i need to buy a new psu as well
what about 7870 oc gigabyte ?


GTX 660, then. AMD cards don't allow setting a custom resolution.

buy iam getting 7870hd at same price plus its little better as well.


That's fine - it's a slightly better choice if you're good with your current resolution.
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August 8, 2013 9:44:45 AM

if i buy gtx760 i will have to buy a new gpu and thus ill cross my budget.
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August 8, 2013 10:22:43 AM

envy14tpe said:
A 7870 and 760 are more or less the same in terms of which PSU you need. You need 500W.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


I am not sure how accurate this can be.
Before 2 days, HARDOCP made an article about GTX780 SLI vs TITAN SLI vs 3-way HD7970GE CF.
The power draw according to realhardtechx would be:
TITAN SLI: 850W
GTX 780 SLI: 850W
3-way HD7970GE CF: 1050W.
Instead of that, they found:


But generally I think 7870 uses the same power as 760 too (and maybe a little more Source: TechpowerUp, Guru3D). I am just saying that this site might have some misscalculations.
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August 8, 2013 10:23:07 AM

envy14tpe said:
abuzz said:
if i buy gtx760 i will have to buy a new gpu and thus ill cross my budget.


A 7870 and 760 are more or less the same in terms of which PSU you need. You need 500W.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

how much performance difference between 7870 and 760?

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August 8, 2013 11:08:33 AM

abuzz said:
how much performance dip i will see at my resolution?


Judgin by this 1600x900 which is near to your resolution, 19%.
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August 8, 2013 9:00:03 PM

envy14tpe said:
At 1440x900, you don't want to waste money on a GPU that is too powerful.


Sorry, I just can't let this one go. That's the same as saying "you don't want to waste money on a GPU that will last you longer."

There's definitely a point where the performance increase cannot justify the price increase, but I'm sick of reading the phrase "overkill for x resolution." There's no such thing - it really boils down to "how long will it continue to run games at your preferred settings and framerate?"
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August 8, 2013 9:07:36 PM

Msi 7850 power edition would chew 900p easily and is one of the best 7850's out there i would be choosing that for sure!!!

and that power supply is definatly enough to run it
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August 8, 2013 9:43:09 PM

for 1440*990

gtx 650 ti boost or ati 7790

and if you are moving to 1080p then they will do but not that much
then your options are 7850 or gtx 660 may be

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August 8, 2013 10:46:50 PM

This discussion is going all over the place. People are recommending good GPUs for 900p and 1080p. If you will only use 900p then get a 650ti boost or 7850. However, if you are considering a 1080p monitor then you should look at 7870 or 760. The 760 is the winner now, but you can find some 7870s for a good price.

If someone told me.....I will not buy a new monitor and I will stick with my 900p monitor. also, I don't need to max out games. I'd reply..don't buy a 7870. Grab a 650ti boost cuz it performs incredibly well.
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August 9, 2013 12:08:41 AM

envy14tpe said:
This discussion is going all over the place. People are recommending good GPUs for 900p and 1080p. If you will only use 900p then get a 650ti boost or 7850. However, if you are considering a 1080p monitor then you should look at 7870 or 760. The 760 is the winner now, but you can find some 7870s for a good price.

If someone told me.....I will not buy a new monitor and I will stick with my 900p monitor. also, I don't need to max out games. I'd reply..don't buy a 7870. Grab a 650ti boost cuz it performs incredibly well.

i understand but i do want to max games like bf3, farcry3,etc....so i think 7870hd and a good psu will do.


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August 9, 2013 12:13:23 AM

jessterman21 said:
envy14tpe said:
At 1440x900, you don't want to waste money on a GPU that is too powerful.


Sorry, I just can't let this one go. That's the same as saying "you don't want to waste money on a GPU that will last you longer."

There's definitely a point where the performance increase cannot justify the price increase, but I'm sick of reading the phrase "overkill for x resolution." There's no such thing - it really boils down to "how long will it continue to run games at your preferred settings and framerate?"


jessterman21 - are you happy with your gtx660 is there any game that it cant max at you 1440x900 resolution?
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August 9, 2013 6:29:00 AM

GUYZ,. now i have got a new idea why no go with gtx 650ti boost for now and later on will buy a new mobo and SLI them.
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August 9, 2013 6:57:12 AM

abuzz said:
GUYZ,. now i have got a new idea why no go with gtx 650ti boost for now and later on will buy a new mobo and SLI them.


Cuz SLI or Crossfire causes microstuttering. Essentially gaming isn't so smooth anymore...it stutters at times. With one GPU you don't get this effect. Secondly, adding a second GPU requires more power and more heat is introduced. It can be difficult to get rid of this extra heat when you have two GPUs on top of each other. Heat isn't so much an issue if you have an expensive build with lots of fans for cooling and a good ventilated case. With that said...

SLI/Crossfire is best for people that want to game on 120/144Hz monitors or on 3 monitors. Otherwise you're better off with 1 GPU.

You mentioned the 7870. It's an excellent GPU and it will easily max out BF3 on Ultra at 900p.

article on microstuttering:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...
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August 9, 2013 9:20:03 AM

byogamingpc said:
abuzz said:
byogamingpc said:
Just get the HD 7870 GHz http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2J4ROE/ref=as_li_q...


but it will not be able to run gta 5 nicely :??: 


At that resolution is should have no problem.


are u sure or else i will wait for few months and buy 760
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August 9, 2013 12:12:51 PM

abuzz said:
jessterman21 said:
envy14tpe said:
At 1440x900, you don't want to waste money on a GPU that is too powerful.


Sorry, I just can't let this one go. That's the same as saying "you don't want to waste money on a GPU that will last you longer."

There's definitely a point where the performance increase cannot justify the price increase, but I'm sick of reading the phrase "overkill for x resolution." There's no such thing - it really boils down to "how long will it continue to run games at your preferred settings and framerate?"


jessterman21 - are you happy with your gtx660 is there any game that it cant max at you 1440x900 resolution?


Very happy - it absolutely rocks at my native resolution. All games play at 50fps or better - Crysis 3 at 40+ with SMAA.
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August 9, 2013 1:38:17 PM

jessterman21 said:
abuzz said:
jessterman21 said:
envy14tpe said:
At 1440x900, you don't want to waste money on a GPU that is too powerful.


Sorry, I just can't let this one go. That's the same as saying "you don't want to waste money on a GPU that will last you longer."

There's definitely a point where the performance increase cannot justify the price increase, but I'm sick of reading the phrase "overkill for x resolution." There's no such thing - it really boils down to "how long will it continue to run games at your preferred settings and framerate?"


jessterman21 - are you happy with your gtx660 is there any game that it cant max at you 1440x900 resolution?


Very happy - it absolutely rocks at my native resolution. All games play at 50fps or better - Crysis 3 at 40+ with SMAA.


crysis 3 @ very high with SMAA 40+ ? Then that's brilliant!
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August 12, 2013 11:19:25 PM

what! what! what! gtx660 beats 7870 unless ive been mistaken with new nvidia drivers im pretty sure a 7870 1100mhz ie Msi is ahead of the gtx660 i think your thinking of gtx660ti and i had my 7870 hawk on a 900p monitor for awhile maxed everything and it could handle everything i threw at it even now bf3 everything ultra @1080p 58fps min and thats mutiplayer
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August 13, 2013 4:32:09 AM

Be future proof !!! buy entry level 1080p gpu
7850 !!!
when i future you will upgrade to 1080p then 720p gpu will not perform good
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August 13, 2013 6:38:40 AM

pell380 said:
Be future proof !!! buy entry level 1080p gpu
7850 !!!
when i future you will upgrade to 1080p then 720p gpu will not perform good

i have set my eyes on 660 or 7870hd

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August 13, 2013 6:42:10 AM

as mentioned...the 660 is great for the price. If you spend more.. then the 7870 is faster.
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August 13, 2013 6:54:18 AM

get msi 7870 or asus 7870 both decent cards and so if you decide in the future for 1080p monitor like i did you should be fine to still handle alot of games with decent frames but at 900p it will last for alot longer!
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August 13, 2013 6:54:46 AM

envy14tpe said:
as mentioned...the 660 is great for the price. If you spend more.. then the 7870 is faster.

my own choice is to get 760 straight away but as u say ,,so i will buy 660.
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August 13, 2013 7:43:36 AM

abuzz said:
pell380 said:
Be future proof !!! buy entry level 1080p gpu
7850 !!!
when i future you will upgrade to 1080p then 720p gpu will not perform good

i have set my eyes on 660 or 7870hd



then gtx 660 2gb is a great card
you get gpu boost,physx and other nvidia stuff its a great card but little slower then 7870
but still a great card it's actually for 1080p

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August 13, 2013 8:05:06 AM

abuzz said:
envy14tpe said:
as mentioned...the 660 is great for the price. If you spend more.. then the 7870 is faster.

my own choice is to get 760 straight away but as u say ,,so i will buy 660.


I only suggest the 660 cuz you want 1440x900. If you told me you wanted to max out games at 1920x1080 then I'd say 760.
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August 13, 2013 8:12:47 AM

envy14tpe said:
abuzz said:
envy14tpe said:
as mentioned...the 660 is great for the price. If you spend more.. then the 7870 is faster.

my own choice is to get 760 straight away but as u say ,,so i will buy 660.


I only suggest the 660 cuz you want 1440x900. If you told me you wanted to max out games at 1920x1080 then I'd say 760.


no , i wont be buying new monitor but i do want my gpu to last 2yrs with high settings maybe some at medium so then also 660 is best card for me ? if iam not buying 1080p monitor then i dont need 760?
and what will i do with my remaining budget?

current rig:

processor - intel core i5 2500k

motherbaord - intel dh67bl

ram - 4gb

monitor- acer 19inch lcd monitor (1440x900)

psu - cooler master thunder 500watt

cabinet- cooler master elite 371

hardisk - 500gb

total budget 350 dollar including gpu.
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