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February 27, 2012 6:11:43 PM

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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February 27, 2012 6:27:20 PM

So what is better about this card than two 7750's?
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February 27, 2012 6:47:13 PM

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 ?
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February 27, 2012 6:56:02 PM

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_Cro...
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February 27, 2012 7:37:48 PM

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.
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February 27, 2012 7:46:51 PM

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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February 27, 2012 10:02:46 PM

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