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Best Video Card for $150 or Less?

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December 20, 2009 8:05:58 PM

I was wondering if anyone here know a good quality video card that would cost me $150 or less.
I am planning to build a computer soon, and this is one of the last things I have to buy before I can put it all together.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 21, 2009 7:36:34 AM

yes, agree, 5770 is your best choice for around $150...
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 21, 2009 1:32:38 PM

I have to say the 5770 if you are in it for the long haul. The 4870 is a better performer, but they suck more juice, are only DX10.1, and are all but discontinued.
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December 21, 2009 3:20:31 PM

Considering how early DX11 titles (Dirt2) have already shown massive (15%) FPS loss in games, I firmly believe the 5770 is underpowered, and not a long term solution. Only one title, sure, but its safer to go with a sure thing like the 4870 (which beats the 5770 in pure performance) until we know if the 5770 is even capable of running DX11 at a decent speed...
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December 22, 2009 2:18:08 AM

Yeah, but you can disable DX11 features which lower FPS (namely, tesselation) if you want (via some hack/workaround for instance in dirt 2) with the 5770. battleforge actually sees a FPS increase under DX11
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December 22, 2009 3:31:30 AM

thepwnerofnoobs said:
I was wondering if anyone here know a good quality video card that would cost me $150 or less.
I am planning to build a computer soon, and this is one of the last things I have to buy before I can put it all together.

Thanks


most 5770 are actually more than $150... like $165-$180

I'd go with
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SOX9W2?ie=UTF8&tag=slickdealssd-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002SOX9W2

about 90% of a 5770 for about 80% of the price
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December 23, 2009 10:37:03 PM

What about the XFX Radeon HD 4770?
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 11:22:17 PM

4770 costs about $100 and is about several tiers below a 4870

4830 ~/< 4770 ~/< 4850 < 4870 512mb < 4870 1GB ~ 5770
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December 23, 2009 11:41:35 PM

4770 - just got one recently; very good performance for the buck; read many reviews before buying all were favorable; all were correct
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December 24, 2009 2:09:33 AM

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Please be aware if you go with ANY 5000 series DX11 card you MUST have either Vista w/DX11 free upgrade, or WINDOWS7.

If you have XP for your OS, add $100+ etc. data backup etc. clean install etc.

5750, 5770, 5870, 5970 etc.

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where did you get that info???

the HD5000 series supports DX11, but it also supports DX10 etc...

i've never heard that you need vista or win7 (unless you want to use DX11)
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December 28, 2009 10:24:57 PM

You certainly need it for DX11, otherwise, XP + DX9 is good enough; but you aren't going to see what the card has to offer.
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December 29, 2009 12:58:39 PM

ZipZoomFly has Ati 4870 512mb cards for $125. Unless you really feel the need for DX 11 right off, this is great bang for the buck. I will be waiting until spring/summer to hop on the Dx11 train when Ati/Nvidia goto war again. Fermi isn't coming until march at this point, but will most certainly shake things up a bit.
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