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Help deciding on GPU for $250

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April 15, 2011 5:48:33 PM

Title basically says it. I am looking to buy a new GPU for around the price of $250

What would you recommend? Link me to the card on newegg if you can. I am more of an Nvidia guy than ATI but if you insist on ATI thats cool too.

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April 15, 2011 6:12:40 PM

jedinegotiator said:
Title basically says it. I am looking to buy a new GPU for around the price of $250

What would you recommend? Link me to the card on newegg if you can. I am more of an Nvidia guy than ATI but if you insist on ATI thats cool too.


Actually I didnt see the sticky at the top of the page about this. I am going to read that. You can still suggest if you like.
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April 15, 2011 6:15:19 PM

Your options for that price range are:

NVidia GTX 560ti
AMD HD 6950 (2GB or 1GB)

On average they should perform similarly. Note that the 6950 can have it's BIOS flashed and turned into an HD 6970 using a simple procedure. There is a "hard" BIOS switch to provide an additional safeguard in the case that any issues occur. If you are interested in taking advantage of thie BIOS flash, go for the 6950. If you would prefer to stick with NVidia (nothing wrong with that) go for the 560ti. Either are good options that provide great value. Reviews of both cards are available on this website, Guru3d.com, anandtech.com, and many others!
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April 15, 2011 6:18:04 PM

Ok thank you for the information
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April 15, 2011 7:17:09 PM

6950 2gb flashed to 6970 oc 950/1450performs very close to stock gtx580
while costing half
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April 24, 2011 11:56:32 PM

Best answer selected by jedinegotiator.
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