I'm wondering between Radeon and Nvidia which brand offers a better price vs performance value. Budget is $100-$150.
I currently have a GTX 550ti. Anything new card coming out that I should look into?
Probably upgrading in about 1 year.
in 1 year, there will be new changes to gpus(gpu schedule is about 1 year per generation.) ask the question iin about 2 weeks before you have the money to purchase. in the 100-150$ bracket though, AMD has a clear advantage as gtx 460s died out, and the gtx 640 is overpriced for its performance, so the only cards in the price range would be
In that price range, to be honest, AMD Radeon pulls ahead with really good price/performance cards which are 6850, 7770 and the 7750. If you have a 550 Ti already, upgrading to a 6850 will be not really a recommended upgrade. I would suggest going for more budget. To see a good increase, I would recommend at least a 560 Ti, or even better, a 7850/7870. These cards are in the $200-$300 range.
But, why asking now if you are going to upgrade in one year? Surely new cards will come in one year and prices will change. Next time, ask when you're at least one month before buying or later.
If you're upgrading in a year, then there's no way to know what you should get. If you have $150 now you can get a 6870, which is a ~40-50% upgrade, but I agree with the other posters that you should save you pennies and grab something a little more powerful.
Mods close this thread it's going to start trouble nobody should say anything let's just not go there please.... OP i don't know if this is a honest question or why you would ask this when there a monthly Chart here on TH