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February 25, 2012 5:28:29 AM

Hey

i wanna buy a graphics card for my computer right now my graphics card is 5450 (sucks i know) i wanna buy a good graphics card my budget is 150-200$

my specs

AMD II X6 1055T processor
4 gb ram
850W PS
windows 7

native resolution 1680x1050

i dont know what to buy please help

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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 5:30:57 AM

Without a mail in rebate its either an HD 6870 or GTX 560. Performance is very similar so flip a coin or go with your preference of AMD or Nvidia.
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February 25, 2012 5:37:13 AM

The 560 fermi generally consumes 1W less power tan the 6870, but overall, the 6870 is faster by a little bit. It is up to you whether that 1W is worth the increase in bandwidth.
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February 25, 2012 5:43:03 AM

Are you for real -1^ 1Watt BWHAAAAAAAAA
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 6:39:06 AM

hd 6870 will be the best card in that price with a good performance over the price and hd 6870 uses less power gives better performance in 1080p in your resolution you can play bf3 with ultra settings with 2xaa or 4xaa and you will get about 40~50 fps.:) 

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

its an xfx produts with good built and great overall performance in cheap price with dual fan.:) 
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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 7:02:13 AM

All this hair-splitting. Any difference in performance between the two is negligible and any difference in power consumption isn't worth worrying about. The price is more or less the same recently too. It all boils down to whether your most played games are known to be Nvidia or AMD friendly and whether Nvidia specific things like hardware PhysX support or Ambient Occlusion are important to you.


Boopoo said:
PS 6870 rapes on a GTX 560


Keep drinking that fan-boy Kool-aid. Maybe you'll believe your own hyperbole someday. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two cards.
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February 25, 2012 7:25:50 AM

jeffredo said:
All this hair-splitting. Any difference in performance between the two is negligible and any difference in power consumption isn't worth worrying about. The price is more or less the same recently too. It all boils down to whether your most played games are known to be Nvidia or AMD friendly and whether Nvidia specific things like hardware PhysX support or Ambient Occlusion are important to you.




Keep drinking that fan-boy Kool-aid. Maybe you'll believe your own hyperbole someday. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two cards.

I was an big advocate of the Radeon 68xx series from day one when everyone was calling me crazy now for some reason everyone agrees that 68xx are great cards. PS I am not a fan boy I run an Nvidia card today LOL
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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 4:34:29 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Twin_Fro...

Its back and forth depending on the game. Using a large "basket" of benchmarks like TechPowerup! uses the HD 6870 is a percent or two faster. Unnoticeable in everyday use. The GTX 560 does use about 30W more power under load. Again, with a $200 cap I would recommend the O.P. get one or the other and do some investigating as to which card is better for his most played games.
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February 25, 2012 4:51:42 PM

Wow thanks a lot guys but i think im buying the 6870 seems like a great card


Thanks
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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 4:55:50 PM

It is a good card. Good luck with your purchase!
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a c 84 U Graphics card
February 26, 2012 6:22:41 AM

its a great card for its price you will be happy with that upgrade goodluck and have a good day!!:) 
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