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Whats the BEST Graphic Card for $300

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March 9, 2012 11:48:54 PM

I need to know whats a better card than this around $320 max!

EVGA 012-P3-2078-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) Classified Ultra 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 10, 2012 12:08:35 AM

in about a week AMD will release the 7870 which will be about 340-350.

Early results show the thing as having awsome power at less power consumption, worth check out. The 7850 is also releasing for like 250 but it is a good step down, still about a 15% jump over 6950 with 30% less power usage.
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March 10, 2012 12:12:52 AM

I think the 560 ti 448 core is probably the best sub $300 card right now
BUT
But if the 7850 Radeon is at $250 in a few weeks then its not that good value to buy the ti at that price
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

The article comparison uses a 560 ti , but the margin and pricing are pretty easy to figure out .
The 7850 will be a better card in DX 10 and DX 11 games
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March 10, 2012 12:18:28 AM

Is there any idea when the new Nvidia cards will come out?
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March 10, 2012 2:16:20 AM

clutchc said:
The GTX 550 ti 448 or the GTX 560 ti is probably the best for $300. If your $320 limit could be raised a bit, the GTX 570 can be had for $330 plus shipping at the Egg.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


This is true
But the 7850 is better and cheaper and only a couple of weeks away

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March 10, 2012 2:19:34 AM

Outlander_04 said:
This is true
But the 7850 is better and cheaper and only a couple of weeks away

Is there a benchmark review out yet between the HD 7850 and the GTX 570?
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March 10, 2012 2:41:02 AM

If you arewilling to go to 320.. There are a couple of gtx570's selling for $335-$345, but with rebates bringing them down to $320 or so with shipping. That being said..since the $299.99 560Ti 448core's all have rebates also, and end up being 270-280 shipped, I would say the 448 core is the way to go. Not worth the extra $50 for the gtx 570.
(poster may be biased, having just purchased an MSI GTX560Ti 448 core gpu recently)
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March 10, 2012 2:45:11 AM

Looks like it's going to be a winner. It's real close to the GTX 570 depending on resolution. At my rez of 1080p, it is slightly above or slightly below the GTX 570 depending on the game. Hope they get the 'issues' talked about corrected by launch. And hope they keep the price as stated. Quite an improvement over the HD 6850.
March 10, 2012 2:49:17 AM

^the 570 is about 330 right now and the 7850 will be 250 so it should be better, but the 7870 for 350 appears to blow the 570 away
March 10, 2012 2:57:08 AM

Whats the difference between the 560 I linked and a regular 570?
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March 10, 2012 2:57:37 AM

jjack339 said:
^the 570 is about 330 right now and the 7850 will be 250 so it should be better, but the 7870 for 350 appears to blow the 570 away

Yeah, the HD 7870 interests me. I may go back to AMD with a couple HD 7870s... if they meet expectations after launch.
March 10, 2012 3:09:17 AM

Ok now I have probably two final questions how and those are...

How will that 560Ti 448 handle BF3 Like what settings..

And if you know how much Ram do you need to handle a 512x512 Texture pack for minecraft :D 
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March 10, 2012 5:44:16 AM

With my phenomII X4 955 @3.2Ghz, at 1600X900 resolution I can play on ultra. I dont know what the FPS are, but its quite smooth. It should do high at 1080, I saw a benchmark somewhere with it at 1920x1080 on high and I think it was in the low-mid 50's
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