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Best graphics under $220

Hey community! I know that soon I will be getting around $220. I was wondering what graphics card would be the best for under this price? My original thought was to get two of the new Sapphire Radeon 7750, but I just wanna make sure this is a good card combo and that I should not go with something else. My Corsair PSU has 1 6-8 pin connector and runs 600W. My case can only hold a graphics card up to 290mm (estimate).

Also I wanted to check if my mobo can utilize two 7750's. It says that I have 2 PCI-e 2.0 x16 (x16, x4). I don't know how much of a difference this makes, but I thought I would bring it up. Thanks for the help :)
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  1. If it has 2 PCIE x16 slots, you can do SLI or crossfire, granted you have a bridge also.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
    This is a good card and you'd have 10 dollars to buy some candy, have fun!
  2. So what is better about this card than two 7750's?
  3. You can NOT do CF on 7750!!! You will be better off with 1GB 6950 if you can find it or
    560 Ti

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594
  4. maxinexus said:
    You can NOT do CF on 7750!!! You will be better off with 1GB 6950 if you can find it or
    560 Ti

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594



    Multiple sites say you can do crossfire with two 7750's.
  5. personally I would never cross fire on a 16x and 4x board......... and I would get the best single card solution I could get....... what's the rest of your hardware/software ?
  6. The GTX 560 Ti's are all right around the $200 price point on Newegg, and are definitely the way to go for your price range.

    A pair of 7750's in Crossfire is comparable to a single 6870, with performance significantly below that of a single GTX 560 Ti. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_7770_CrossFire/22.html
  7. You CAN crossfire 2 HD 7750s, but you're better off with a single card like a GTX 560ti or an HD 6870. The prices will drop soon because of the 7000 series and the new Nvidia GPUs are coming out soon.
  8. Best answer
    From the best card < $150 thread

    Using the Guru3D test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead, their cost in dollars per frame in single card - CF or SLI are listed below:


    Best value below $200 is the 6870 (usually around $160) .... $ 0.37 per frame in single card config (434 fps) - $ 0.46 per frame in CF (701 fps)


    Best value above $200 is the 900 Mhz 560 Ti (Usually around $205) ... .... $ 0.42 per frame in single card config (495 fps) - $ 0.48 per frame in SLI (862 fps).

    Here's how the other cards stack up

    $ 155.00 460-768 MB (314/592) $ 0.49 - $ 0.52
    $ 155.00 6850 (371/634) $ 0.42 - $ 0.49
    $ 160.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.37 - $ 0.46
    $ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
    $ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
    $ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
    $ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
    $ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
    $ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
    $ 500.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.81 - $ 1.05
    $ 725.00 6990 (762/903) $ 0.95 - $ 1.61
    $ 750.00 590 (881/982) $ 0.85 - $ 1.53
    $ 450.00 7950 (603/NG*) $ 0.75 - ERR
    $ 550.00 7970 (675/NG*) $ 0.81 - ERR

    * did not complete test, expected to be resolved w/ future driver releases.

    And no, you'l need a MoBo upgrade for SLI / CF ....x4 really just doesn't cut it.
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