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What graphics card would take me to play skyrim on high/ultra?

Ok, so I want to play skyrim on high/ultra and I don't have much money, I can spend at most 70$ and I would prefer nvidia card. Please help me. My config: MBO: Asrock B75M-GL R2.0
CPU: Intel i5 2500 3.3 GHz
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHZ Kingstone
Power: LC POWER 650W ATX v2.3 80+ bronze
Hard Disc: Western Digital 500 GBD
OS: Windows 7 x64
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  1. That is gonna be quite hard to find a card that plays skyrim on ultra in that budget, I'd suggest going for a 7770 or a 7750 these should play it on high pretty well.
  2. Welshstig said:
    That is gonna be quite hard to find a card that plays skyrim on ultra in that budget, I'd suggest going for a 7770 or a 7750 these should play it on high pretty well.


    What nvidia card would I have to buy to play high/ultra? And what is the most money i'd have to spend? And keep in mind I don't need shadow and AA on highest, those can be turned off
  3. go to ebay look up a 6870 you can find one for about that .. it will play skyrim on high/ ultra settings skyrim is one of those titles that is cpu bound more than graphically.
  4. At that price point you are going to be struggling. On the Nvidia side you could get a gtx 650: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx6501xpb but its going to cost you 90$+.If you were to go with the amd 7770 : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100358l which is around 70 to 90 $ you are getting better performace at a cheaper price.

    Here are some skyrim Benchmarks:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-geforce-gtx-650-benchmark,3297-12.html
  5. For ultra you need at least a 7790.
  6. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850-barts,2776-20.html

    6870 will play most games.. and will be better than 7770 ..
  7. Why get a gpu that is 2 generations old with much less support, even if the performance is a little better it don't matter?
  8. Well if you were to get a nvidia its gonna cost you atleast 30$ more. Why is it that you want nvidia ?
  9. Thanks for feedback, but here is the deal. My brother can give me Asus GeForce GT630 2GB DDR3 for free, and I'll probably take that because I don't want to spend any money. So does somebody know on what details will I have to put to be able to play on 60 fps 1080p or 720p ?
  10. That card is not recommended, even for free, as I don't think you'll get playable fps on that card at all in any settings.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-640-review,3214-4.html

    This benchmark shows the weakest card as 440, and 630 is weaker than that card.
  11. You will be able to play skyrim with gt 630 on medium settings at around 50 fps and high around 20 to 30 fps. So I'd say take and since your playing 720p you'll get higher fps than the ones I have said.
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    You will be able to play skyrim with gt 630 on medium settings at around 50 fps and high around 20 to 30 fps. So I'd say take and since your playing 720p you'll get higher fps than the ones I have said.
  13. Welshstig said:
    Why get a gpu that is 2 generations old with much less support, even if the performance is a little better it don't matter?



    just because a card is old it dose not mean it wont do the job. There are a lot of capable cards out there. Also AMD still supports the 6000 series. Is it the best card no but for what he was willing to spend that's what would give him the most performance. so making a suggestion like that is reasonable. I have no loyalty to new or old i only care about performance and will take advantage of any deals i can find.
  14. The 6000 series are outdated and they wont support mantle! Why get a 6870 when You Can get the 7790 for same price?

    The 7790 supports mantle where as the 6870 doesn't so the 7790 will perform better in games such a bf4 and etc... (games that use mantle api)

    So technically 7790 is better than the 6870 in all areas.
  15. The 6000 series are outdated and they wont support mantle! Why get a 6870 when You Can get the 7790 for same price?

    The 7790 supports mantle where as the 6870 doesn't so the 7790 will perform better in games such a bf4 and etc... (games that use mantle api)

    So technically 7790 is better than the 6870 in all areas. [/quotemsg}

    toms hardware review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462-6.html

    its a better card just face the facts and mantle wont help much on that low end card.
  16. fixed your post!
  17. A 2 fps difference is extreme miniscule when it comes to this, mantle should improve gpu performance by 20-50% so as I said before the 7790 will be better for future games. The 6870 is also more of a power hog and uses a worse manufacturing process.
  18. your hopeless... your right about the power though. I ordered a r9 290x a few days ago waiting for it to get here .. lol ill be glad to be rid of my 6870s but i will tell you they are great performers and would never bash them. I have killed many a newb with that setup.
  19. Cool, tell me how it goes! :)
  20. Welshstig said:
    For ultra you need at least a 7790.


    7790 will run that easily for sure.
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