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May 1, 2012 1:54:52 AM

Looking to upgrade my Video card, heard that going AMD video card with the AMD mobo and CPU is a better option. I have always used nvidia so I was looking to get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but I was wondering if there is a stronger AMD card for about 120-150.

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May 1, 2012 2:17:35 AM

hd6850 or 6870 is more powerful than 550 ti for the price range you asked for. well that's what passmark said on their benchmark for top end gpus.
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May 1, 2012 3:12:18 AM

In that price range you want to look at the 6850, 6870, or 560. I think you can find a 6870 after rebate for around $150.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 1, 2012 3:21:53 AM

Awesome I think 6870 will be the way to go for me, anyone know about the second part of my question concerning if the AMD card actually has a greater combined performance when running alongside an AMD cpu and mobo? Or is that just marketing?
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May 1, 2012 3:22:07 AM

Best answer selected by mcmurraym.
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May 1, 2012 3:40:32 AM

mcmurraym, that last question you asked is true if you bought a APU that is capable of crossfire with a dedicated gpu other than that nope.
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May 1, 2012 3:47:34 AM

Ok, thank you very much for all the info I know where I am headed now with my purchase.
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