Best Video card I can buy under $250, to Play Diablo 3

Just out of curiosity. I am trying to get the best card under $250 that is the best Bang per buck.

I am looking at a higher end HD 6870. MSI Hawk. that is around $193.

While a reference HD7850 is $235...


Also, looking at some HD 7770, that is only $120. At that price I can run 2 of them for less than $250.

I am looking for the Best Bang/Performance per buck.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte 890GPA Ram:
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB
Power: Corsair 750W
SDD: Samsung 830 - 128GB
Monitor: 55inch Sony TV (hx929) resolution - 1080P


Thank you all for the suggestions.
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  1. Get the GTX 480 for 210$ on newegg. I have it and it can easily Max Out Diablo 3.
    Also it performs slightly better than a 7850.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
  2. I have a HTPC I built into an old NES case powered by an 80 watt power supply, an E-350 mini ITX board and a 128 bit 1 gb DDR3 430 GT all built in that maxed out Diablo 3. Doesnt take much to max out Diablo 3 is what im saying :)
  3. One single High End GPU is better than 2 Mid Range cards in CF, so the HD 7850 will give you the best performance. You can get a non reference design one from Ebay for $255 and it will run much cooler and quiter than any model available now at newegg.
  4. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-4.html

    Best PCIe Card For ~$220: GeForce GTX 560 Ti

    Best PCIe Card For ~$260: Radeon HD 7850

    though as stated those are overkill for D3. that 7770 will be great.
  5. Additional Help please!!!

    Newegg, just lower the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB version for only $200.

    Can someone help me compare that with the

    MSI Radeon HD 6870 Hawk?
    MSI Radeon HD 7850 Hawk?

    Please help, I think it is a great deal, just not sure.

    Also, I read that there is no Crossfire on this 6950? is this true?
  6. Any GPU of those will be Crossfired with another, but you can't CF HD 6870 with HD 7850.

    Still the HD 7850 is a better value/performance over the HD 6950 and of course over the HD 6870.
  7. Even if the price of the 6950 dropped down to $200? And currently the 7850 is at $240?
  8. The original HD 6950 1 GB was $200, the 2 GB was $239-$260 the HD 7850 equals the performance of HD 6970 and for $250.

    Anyway either card will play Diablo 3 @ ultra without any problem.
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