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Ugrading inno3d GTS 250 512mb, $150 budget

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June 12, 2012 12:01:53 PM

i need help on upgrading my current GPU which is the inno3d gts 250 512mb which don't support directx 11 and very outdated already.. im looking at the $150 range for my budget, im a gamer and i need a card that can run any current games or upcoming games on high resolution with ultra settings without bottlenecking it don't matter if it is ATI or NVIDIA.. im currently using a 1366 x 768 resolution, but planning to buy a Full HD monitor like ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight -retail at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... soon as my budget can afford lol.. so guys please help..

my first choice for about a day of researching from newegg

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

any recommendation would be highly appreciated thanks guys.. here the rest of my desktop

Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1ghz)
MSI H77MA-G43
Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
Kingston 4gb DDR3 hyper x blue
ASUS 24x DVD burner
AEROCOOL STRIKE X ONE ADVANCE
FSP Group Everest 85PLUS 600W ATX
a c 148 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 12:30:19 PM

around that price range it is better to get HD6850, GTX460 or 6870
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June 12, 2012 2:23:58 PM

what attract me about the HD 7770 is the power consumption, but im worried if they sacrificed the performance for power consumption because of the 128bit? I'm looking also for the EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti retail at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
compare this to the HD 7770 which is far better superior?
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a c 148 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 3:21:42 PM

tukbol7 said:
what attract me about the HD 7770 is the power consumption, but im worried if they sacrificed the performance for power consumption because of the 128bit? I'm looking also for the EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti retail at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
compare this to the HD 7770 which is far better superior?


7770 should be faster. IMO you should not worry too much about power consumption. your psu was strong enough to handle power hungry cards such as GTX580. as i mention earlier your best bet would be 6850, 6870 or GTX460 for your price range
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June 22, 2012 1:00:51 AM

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