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Opinions on what Graphics Card I should get

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January 27, 2012 7:58:36 PM

Hey
Im starting a new build
So far I have a, ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard and a AMD FX-6100, G.SKILL Value Series 8GB 1333mhz for RAM and a Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-128M2S 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD).
I pretty much just need a graphics card (And psu but Ill worry about that once I get everything) then Im set.

I want to spend no more then $200cnd on the card. I am a fairly hardcore gamer but Graphics dont matter to me too terribly much, Im more for performance. The monitor I will be playing on is 1920x1080 22" LG.
I have narrowed it down to these cards.
GTX460 1GB (I can get it for about $145 on newegg, however the bit on it is only 192. The 256 version is sold out atm probably wont restock)
GTX560 (I can get it for as low as $189)
Radeon 6850 (on sale for $145, reg. $160)
Radeon 6870 (on sale for $160, reg $180, mail in rebate expires on the 31st though)

My last card was a 4850 and the card before that was a 8800gts So I have experience with both nvidia and amd.
I just want some opinions, should I go with one of these cards? none? wait it out a bit?

Thanks in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 8:07:22 PM

6870 seems to be the best bang for buck card on your list so i recommend you that.
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January 27, 2012 8:09:07 PM

angaddev said:
6870 beats the 560. If you want to match 560Ti performance, get this 6950, it's just $209 w/ rebates

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


I agree with the above comment. I have this card. It's fantastic!!! Way better than the other mentioned options! Spend the extra 20 bucks!
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January 27, 2012 8:09:47 PM

I agree, but the 6950 i listed is only $10 off ur budget, it will give you a significant 1080p performance boost.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 8:11:20 PM

angaddev said:
I agree, but the 6950 i listed is only $10 off ur budget, it will give you a significant 1080p performance boost.


yes a 6950 will give you a nice boost from a 6870 so if you can afford it then go for it.
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January 27, 2012 8:37:30 PM

AMD/ATI has consistently buggy drivers.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 8:59:35 PM

ram1009 said:
AMD/ATI has consistently buggy drivers.


yes they suck big time, better get nvidia. their drivers never let you down.
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January 27, 2012 11:41:23 PM

Yeah totaly bad drivers Yeah!!! LOL!! I have yet to experience any issues with any of my AMD cards due to driver problems. Yes I know about Skyrims problems with Crossfire! Thanks for coming out! There is nothing wrong with either company. The 560ti would be another great choice!
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