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a b U Graphics card
March 21, 2011 11:27:15 PM

whats a good gpu under $80 and supports crossfirex.

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March 22, 2011 5:06:58 AM

Radeon HD 5570, should just fit into your budget, make sure you get the DDR5 one because it is better.
a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2011 9:29:16 PM

that hd 5750 doesn't support crossfire
March 22, 2011 9:59:56 PM

er, cancel that, it appears it doesn't support Crossfire either. I should've done more research.
a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2011 10:03:06 PM

is there any others
a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2011 10:17:07 PM

i really want a ati gpu but which is better ati or nvidia
March 22, 2011 10:30:56 PM

that is a giant preference arguement, but I personally like the most powerful I can afford, that's why I have the card I do currently. I almost ended up with the ATI 5970, but they were out of stock, so point being: I like well made cards, not an affinity to one camp or the other. In the older AMD/ATI cards, crossfire didn't scale as well as SLI, so any of the 5000 series or older were beaten by Nvidia SLI setups. It looks as though what you'll be able to afford and get the most power from would be the Nvidia GTS 250. When you add a second card your combined set-up will work better than...well, there isn't anything in this price range to compare it to.

I'd say, if $80 is your ceiling, find the additional $20 you need to order the card and wait until you can SLI it. But this is really a rough decision, because that card is now 2 generations old, and not getting any younger. Patience might be your only option.
a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2011 10:35:08 PM

i actually have $180 for a gpu but i really can't decide
March 22, 2011 10:45:25 PM

GTX 460 1gb version. Great performance and overclockability. Just about under 180 dollars.
March 22, 2011 10:53:48 PM

There are cheaper brands of the 6850, some of them are $170 and include mail-in rebates.