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Cheapest graphic card suitable for playing BATTLEFIELD-3

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July 14, 2012 11:26:17 PM

Looking for a graphic card as i don't have much knowledge about them.


System Specifications
Processor:- Intel CORE 2 DUO CPU E7500@ 2.93 GHz
Motherboard:- GIGABYTE G31M-ES2C with
1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots

RAM:- 3 GB (DDR2)
HDD:- 660 GB
Don't want to play that game on ULTRA settings or on a very high resolution. I am completely fine with 1152x864 or 1024x768 (Only if that game runs smoothly with no lags).

Budget:- 50-60 USD

Which one is better for my system??
GT 520 2GB DDR3 Graphic Card.
ATI 5450 Graphic Card 1GB.
NVIDIA GT 210 1 GB Graphic card.


Any other??
Then please suggest me BEST GRAPHIC CARD according to my BUDGET and SYSTEM SPECS.
And if possible then please post the complete name of those GRAPHIC CARDS (you are going to suggest) or provide me a link as i seriously don't know much about them.
Please please please help me out.
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July 14, 2012 11:59:11 PM

I don't think any new card on that budget will make the game playable even on low settings and the 3 cards you mentioned definitely won't. the best I can find on that budget is a Radeon 6570 which will play it but will be laggy. see http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If your power supply can handle it I suggest you look for a Radeon 4850 or 4870 used on Ebay. These can be found within your budget and can play the game smoothly on low settings even at reasonable resolutions. For large multiplayer maps your CPU will cause lag whatever card you get.
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July 15, 2012 12:05:57 AM

simon12 said:
I don't think any new card on that budget will make the game playable even on low settings and the 3 cards you mentioned definitely won't. the best I can find on that budget is a Radeon 6570 which will play it but will be laggy. see http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If your power supply can handle it I suggest you look for a Radeon 4850 or 4870 used on Ebay. These can be found within your budget and can play the game smoothly on low settings even at reasonable resolutions. For large multiplayer maps your CPU will cause lag whatever card you get.



Thanks a lot buddy!!
Can you suggest me any other GRAPHIC CARD which costs not more than 100 USD???
I mean is there any other card which is available for 100 USD or below 100 USD??? I can spend upto 100 USD but not more than that.
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a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2012 12:14:15 AM

You can get a Radeon 7750 for $99.99 see http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For $110 ($79.99 with rebate) a 6770 is better see http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I don't know how how rebates work as im in the UK, but if it is $79.99 its much better.
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a b U Graphics card
July 15, 2012 12:14:53 AM

Also I only checked newegg you may get a 6770 elsewhere under $100.
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July 15, 2012 12:25:22 AM

simon12 said:
Also I only checked newegg you may get a 6770 elsewhere under $100.



Thanks a lot for helping me out budd!!
None of the other members even bothered to reply me.

Thanks for helping me out!! :) 
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July 15, 2012 12:25:50 AM

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July 15, 2012 12:37:41 AM

you didn't mention your power supply. If you have a run of the mill HP or dell then they have at best a 350 watt power supply, though often a 280-300. You can't run a graphics card higher than a 7750 with most stock power supplies. Here you can see the BF3 results:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...

They can be found for about 100 bucks. If you want better performance, you'd need a PSU and a 6850, or well over $150. I think you'd be disappointed in your investment getting anything less than a 7750, so I'd say it's your only choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If that link doesn't work go to newegg then video cards/HD 7000 series/7750
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July 15, 2012 11:31:49 AM

JohnA said:
you didn't mention your power supply. If you have a run of the mill HP or dell then they have at best a 350 watt power supply, though often a 280-300. You can't run a graphics card higher than a 7750 with most stock power supplies. Here you can see the BF3 results:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...

They can be found for about 100 bucks. If you want better performance, you'd need a PSU and a 6850, or well over $150. I think you'd be disappointed in your investment getting anything less than a 7750, so I'd say it's your only choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If that link doesn't work go to newegg then video cards/HD 7000 series/7750



Hey how to know about my power supply??
Are you talking about that SMPS thing in our computer which is used to supply power in our CPU i guess that is known as PSU.
It says 220V AC at the back of my CPU but i don't know anything other than this.

Should i tell you about my SMPS BOX model and manufacturer??


Sorry i don't know much about this computer stuff and all. :( 
Looking for some help from you guys. :(  :( 
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July 15, 2012 11:47:39 AM

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