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December 2, 2011 12:33:26 AM

2600k
p8z68-v pro
8gb ram
seasonic x660

im looking for a card that is an improvement over intel hd 3000 graphics i dont game ..i do alot of multimedia stuff with photos and videos

would like to keep it under $160 if i can

please give recommendations and what you think the card will be good for and how much is it then the hd 3000

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December 2, 2011 12:44:48 AM

basically any discrete card in the market is better than the intel hd3000 I would recommend and ati 6850 or nvidia 550 gt for that price range... but again if you want an improvement over the hd3000 you can buy a sub $100 card that can do the job
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December 2, 2011 12:46:31 AM

When you say do multimedia stuff with photos and videos, do you mean editing? or just viewing?
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December 2, 2011 12:47:12 AM

Helltech said:
When you say do multimedia stuff with photos and videos, do you mean editing? or just viewing?


editing
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December 2, 2011 1:02:23 AM

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$144.99 and a $20 rebate for $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These would be a vast upgrade compared to the HD3000 nad the cards that are on par with the HD3000 are less than $50.
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December 2, 2011 1:08:23 AM

ZOTAC ZT-50708-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$189.99 and a rebate of $25=$164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can find an extra $5 in your budget then you could get this card which would be light years ahead of the HD3000 and you would be set for quite sometime. You already have an outstanding cpu selection and this card would be a great compliment for it.
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December 2, 2011 1:10:02 AM

It would be about 12 dollars over budget with shipping, but I agree, if you can squish out that extra bit it would be well worth it.
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December 2, 2011 1:13:51 AM

so if i could stretch it to like 180 what would you say gtx 460, gtx 560, 550 ti.. or others?...for what im doing is there a beenefit to the cheapest out of this bunch vs the most expensive?

and power wise with my 660 will i be good?
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December 2, 2011 1:19:04 AM

Nvidia has CUDA but AMD has OpenCL. CUDA does not make Nvidia any better especially seeing as it is proprietary and OpenCL is open to everyone.
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December 2, 2011 1:20:52 AM

thor220 said:
Nvidia has CUDA but AMD has OpenCL. CUDA does not make Nvidia any better especially seeing as it is proprietary and OpenCL is open to everyone.



well what would be your recommended amd card?
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December 2, 2011 1:23:36 AM

OpenCL runs with Nvidia also. I'm not sure what editing software he uses, but the kind I use does benefit from CUDA. Which is the only reason I don't own modded CF 6870s right now, and am waiting for the 600 series.
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December 2, 2011 1:32:24 AM

Yeah I think OpenCL should be the market standard when it comes to GPGPU. I can see it maturing into something great due to it's flexable nature. Oh and on my recommended card, try the SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've had many saffire cards w/o problems. It is at a great price point. I also like the EVEGA GTX 550 Ti mentioned by inzone above. Both cards have good performance, just the GTX is around $135 and the AMD around $105
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December 2, 2011 5:35:20 PM

any of these cards i would have enough power for correct?
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