Best 150$ GPU?

Hi i am currently using a Ati Radeon HD 4670, and i want to upgrade to a better card.
So the question is, what's the best card i can get for around 150$?
Preferred site is newegg
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  1. Please list the following:

    Motherboard
    CPU
    RAM
    Case
    Power Supply
    What games/settings do you want to play at, and at what resolution?
  2. borisof007 said:
    Please list the following:

    Motherboard
    CPU
    RAM
    Case
    Power Supply
    What games/settings do you want to play at, and at what resolution?

    Its my friends computer so i dont know the rest of the settings but can u tell me the best of theese:

    MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490

    OR

    EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562

    OR



    MSI N260GTX Twin Frozr OC GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127464

    Please list from best to worst thanks
  3. Best: GTX 460 768 MB
    Middle: Radeon 5770
    Terrible: GTX 260

    Keep in mind that you'll have to meet the Power Supply Requirements for whichever video card you choose. It's IMPERATIVE that you know what power supply your friend has. What you'll need to know is:

    Total Wattage
    Total Amperage across the 12v rails
    What/how many PCI-Express connectors are available. There are 6 pin and 8 pin connectors, you'll need to take inventory of these as certain video cards will need different ones. The video card specs on Newegg will detail what power connectors it takes.

    These can be found on the white sticker on the power supply itself. It may take you taking the case off and using a flashlight to see it, but you have to know. If your power supply isn't powerful enough, it won't run the card properly, or even at all!
  4. If you wait, I heard that when AMD Radeon releases the 6xxx series later this month, NV plans to also release a new low end Fermi card as well as a price drop on the 460s.

    I agree with borisof007's assesment, btw.
  5. Monthly review of best gaming gpu at each price point:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-geforce-radeon,2761-3.html

    At ~$140, 5770 . . . at ~$175, 460 . . . and so on.
  6. I think we'll be seeing sub-$150 GTX460 768mb's by the end of October if that big headline on the Tom's Hardware home page is accurate.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gt-430-radeon-hd-northern-islands,11409.html
  7. Maybe, but too many of us put 1-2 months delay on one side . . . $20 on the other . . . and NOW wins lol.
  8. I'm thinking waiting on Barts Pro and XT to come out. That will definatly result in a few price changes. So... Before you buy any of those cards. Nvidia just doesn't have the ability to counter ATI right now so you'll expect to see the GTX 460 (as said before) drop in price. That will lead to the ATI counter, why as a result drop the price of the 5770. But all speculation, I agree with the 460>5770>260 evaluation.
  9. 17seconds said:
    I think we'll be seeing sub-$150 GTX460 768mb's by the end of October if that big headline on the Tom's Hardware home page is accurate.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gt-430-radeon-hd-northern-islands,11409.html

    There's already one for $155 before rebate and $130 after;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500173
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