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In need of a good gpu for the $$

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February 28, 2012 4:58:17 PM

Im in the process of shopping for a good quality gpu that won't break the bank. I want to be able to play SWTOR/wow/guild wars 2 and med to high graphics, with out lag. Also i want it to be able to handle other games like battlefield 3 decently. I prefer nvidia over amd but if it saves me some cash I dnt really care. Any suggestions??

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February 28, 2012 5:23:07 PM

i really don't know what is your cash but if i'm not mistaken the best price/performance nvidia solution is the 560 ti and in amd the equivalent graphics is the 6950. i don't know what is your budget but i think 560 ti is a good solution i am able to play battlefield 3 decently ultra settings (even with 3D Vision 24~50fps) at 1080p.
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February 28, 2012 5:25:07 PM

oh sorry about that, my price range is anywhere from 100 to 300 dollars
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 5:29:35 PM

HD 6870/6850
gtx 460

those are great cards for less than 6950, 560/ti
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February 28, 2012 5:32:26 PM

For ~$280, you can get the 560Ti 448 Core GPU.
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February 28, 2012 5:34:43 PM

Whats the difference between the 460 and 560 ti? the 460 is $100 cheaper
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February 28, 2012 5:43:57 PM

550ti is 33% faster than 460, and 560 ti is way better than 550ti, so the price performance is much better.

if you wan't you can go for a 550ti too, but for price/performance like i said 560 ti.
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February 28, 2012 5:45:36 PM

tcedwards92 said:
oh sorry about that, my price range is anywhere from 100 to 300 dollars

for your price range, you are looking for a GTX 560 Ti or an HD 6950.

HD 6959: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

GTX 560 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both of those GPUs are extremely capable of running the newest games on max graphics settings @ 1080p without lag. you also should make sure the rest of your system meets the requirements (mobo, psu, etc.)

While the specs of the HD card are higher than the nvidia card's, i personally prefer the GTX 560 ti, because it generally performs better in games and there is more headroom for overclocking. if you want to up your game ever further, you can get the GTX 560 ti 448 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), which is more powerful than both of the other cards. i personally would save the money for sli, but it is up to you

but make sure you meet all the requirements. have a good day :) 
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February 28, 2012 5:48:03 PM

tcedwards92 said:
Whats the difference between the 460 and 560 ti? the 460 is $100 cheaper

The 460 matches the Radeon 6850. The 560ti matches the 6950 in performance, so there is a huge difference.
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February 28, 2012 5:59:40 PM

azeem40 said:
The 460 matches the Radeon 6850. The 560ti matches the 6950 in performance, so there is a huge difference.


in amd language; (xD)
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February 28, 2012 6:16:28 PM

ricardois said:
in amd language; (xD)

^1+ nvidia ftw :D 
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