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May 20, 2011 4:40:14 AM

What's the best card I can get for around $160

My System:
AMD x4 955
4gb corsair xms3
Corsair 750 watt psu
1680x1050 monitor (might use with 50 inch tv later on)

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May 20, 2011 4:45:10 AM
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May 20, 2011 5:01:02 AM

Dude your pretty good at this, your on like all the posts for gpus. Thanks for the quick response!!
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May 20, 2011 5:22:00 AM

Ehh, I just cross reference benchmarks with shopping sites, nothing special. You're welcome though. :) 
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2011 6:07:28 AM

HD 5850 > HD 6870 since the former costs less and is more overclockable.
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2011 1:58:02 PM

Yeah, but the HD 5850 is almost identical in performance with the HD 6870, and you can get good deals like that on it.However, if the OC is planning on doing Crossfire in the future, the HD 6870 is a better option.
May 20, 2011 2:19:15 PM

How can the 5850 be almost identical to the 6870 but the 5850 have slighty not as new technology and be priced $40 cheaper?
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2011 2:25:22 PM

OP: 5850 has a lot more stream processors, that's why and it's (and most of 5000 series') price is low because of older technology and not so good as 6000 series CF scaling.
May 20, 2011 10:16:35 PM

so if i want a card to last me for a while, which should i go with
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2011 10:35:16 PM

A little less power, but a card that will play well at your resolution ===>Sapphire 5830

Great price and free shipping, otherwise look to the 5850.
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2011 11:39:18 PM

There's a coupon code for that 5830 to get it down to $99.99: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/101722-8-radeon-5830-...

It's actually the best bang for your buck out there now, but it's a bit underpowered. It's still worth it though if you intend to crossfire later this year. Two of these in Crossfire should best GTX 570/Radeon 6970 performance for under $200 total (assumed since two GTX 460's handily trump a GTX 480, which is more or less a GTX 570's equal).

EDIT: I'd also consider the $190 (after $40 rebate) Galaxy GTX 560Ti on Newegg.
a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2011 8:36:04 AM

GTX460 1GB non-SEs beat GTX580 in some cases
a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2011 8:39:23 AM

@shrkbay, you forgot to mention SLI.
a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2011 8:40:36 AM

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GTX460 1GB non-SEs
May 24, 2011 1:24:34 AM

Well I just purchased the xfx 6870. Hopefully it will work out ok!
Thanks everybody.
May 24, 2011 1:25:43 AM

Best answer selected by Tlechem.
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