Best graphics card for around $200?

Hey everyone. I'm looking to upgrade from my 5450, and I was wondering which card is the best right now for around $200? I don't care if it's an ATI or Nvidia chipset, as long as it gets the job done well. Anyone care to give input? And try to find it on Newegg please :)
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  1. I would say the 6Series over the 5850.

    Both are matched up side by side on the hierarchy chart for GPU's.
  2. This is by far the best card you can get for 200 dollars. However I havn't hear great things about Galaxy's rebate system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

    Here is a performance summary chart.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_560_2_GB/27.html
  3. Any of the GTX 560 Ti's or the new GTX 560 (non-Ti's) will be faster than the 6850, 5770, and 5850 mentioned above.

    This Galaxy GTX 560 Ti is $230, but $190 after rebate. Definitely your fastest option:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

    Most of the new GTX 560 (non-Ti's) are $200 or less.
    Here's the Asus GTX 560 DirectCU for $200:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446

    or the Gigabyte GTX 560 for $196:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125383

    On average, the stock 560 is slightly faster than a 6870:

  4. Helltech said:
    This is by far the best card you can get for 200 dollars. However I havn't hear great things about Galaxy's rebate system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

    Here is a performance summary chart.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_560_2_GB/27.html

    Sorry Helltech, you listed a sweet GTX 560 Ti for less than $200, but you showed a performance chart for a GTX 560 non-Ti. I know it can be a little confusing.
  5. That chart has the TI on it as well...

    I used that chart becuase the Ti chart didn't have a 6850 to compare to. :)

    I mean hell.. I don't even think the chart I listed is a normal GTX 560.

    EDIT - Nope it was a 2GB, lol.
  6. Just look at the performance chart in my first post to see how it compares to the others.

    For the price you honestly can't beat the GTX 560 Ti from Galaxy with their rebate right now. Unless you can't live with the rebate.

    But before rebate I don't think there is better, nope.

    But it would be better to get the one jyjjy linked.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.620407&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1c70rnfgf39el
  7. It's pretty much neck and neck between the 560 vs. 6870, but that Galaxy GTX 560 Ti with the $40 rebate takes the grand prize.

    HardOCP liked the Galaxy GTX 560 Ti, and said the fan was silent while keeping the load temp at 68c:
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/01/25/galaxy_geforce_gtx_560_ti_gc_video_card_review/

    Tweaktown liked the Galaxy GTX 560 Ti so much, they gave it their top value rating and an total performance rating higher than a 6950:
    "If you can pick up a card like this one which carries the same MSRP as a reference designed card from NVIDIA and then proceed to crank the core up to around the 950MHz mark and the memory to around the 4400MHz QDR, you're going to have one of, if not the best valued card on the market."
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3811/galaxy_geforce_gtx_560_ti_1gb_gc_video_card_overclocked/index.html
  8. getdahorns said:
    Hey everyone. I'm looking to upgrade from my 5450, and I was wondering which card is the best right now for around $200? I don't care if it's an ATI or Nvidia chipset, as long as it gets the job done well. Anyone care to give input? And try to find it on Newegg please :)


    vga around 200 dollars will require a minimum of 550 watts or more, before you prefers one of the above options compatibility check PSU Wattage :)
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