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August 9, 2012 9:41:41 PM

Hey currently need a new video card thats in the price range of $100-250 thats better than my current one since its dying

Motherboard: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
Video Card: Radeon HD 4870
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.4 GHz
PSU: OCZ 600w

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a c 289 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 9:50:58 PM

Today best card in that price range is GTX 480:

However, in 4 days GTX 660 Ti is launching, and since it has comparable performance to hd 7950 but it is going to cost $299, it will shake the graphics card market and make cards like HD 7870 go down in price. I bet it will be priced under $250 in just a week. I suggest you wait ;) .
August 9, 2012 10:07:22 PM

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a c 289 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 10:17:23 PM

Yes it would. It's decent card for the price.
August 9, 2012 10:18:37 PM

but its pci 3.0 my mobo is pci 2
is the video card backwards compatible?
a c 212 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 10:24:19 PM

GTX 660 Ti hits the $250 price point if this report is correct

The problem for AMD, though, is that while this card is priced at levels around the HD 7850 and HD 7870, its performance is around that of the HD 7950 and HD 7970. You combine this with the fact that AMD really don't have any more room to move on price due to recent price drops. We really do wonder what AMD can do. NVIDIA do this excellent job of taking on multiple AMD models with just one video card and in this case, we see that happening again.

The GTX 660 Ti is going to be a fantastic model and we can't wait to see what partners do with it. While we might not like how NVIDIA treat us, we don't let it ever get in the way of our judgment and today we can again see that NVIDIA have put together a great model that is surely set to be really popular based on what we've shown you here today.

In HAWX 2, Just Cause 2, Dirt 3 and Mafia 2 it matches (within 1 or 2 fps) the 7970 at 1920 x 1200, beats it in Lost Planet 2 and Far Cry 2....matches the 7950 in AvP...the 7950 edges it by 4 fps in Metro 2033.

The thing is ..... as many bullets as nVidia just put into AMD, they also shot themselves in the foot again. Two 660 Ti's or a 680 for $500 ....well that's going to be the same "no brainer" as it was with the 560 Ti (862 fps in Guru3D test suite) and the 580 (616 fps).

a c 289 U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 10:30:04 PM

Hamsbaby said:
but its pci 3.0 my mobo is pci 2
is the video card backwards compatible?

PCI express versions are backwards compatible, so it will work without any problems.
August 13, 2012 2:29:25 AM

Hamsbaby said:
I was thinking this one
but not sure if it will work with my mobo

You can get a GTX 560 Ti used on ebay for about $100-$130. Now is a great time to buy one because of supply vs. demand. Everyone is selling their current video card so they can buy the new GTX 660 Ti that is coming out on Thursday. EVGA cards tend to be very durable, so I'd buy an EVGA GTX 560 Ti from a ebay dealer with a good track record. It would be leaps and bounds better than the HD 7770 and a bit cheaper too.
August 13, 2012 8:41:39 PM

A 7850 is also not a bad card and is around the 250, but yes i whould definetly wait and see how much the 660ti in terms of price to peformance.