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September 5, 2012 3:51:39 PM

I have an intel core i3-540 3.1ghz, 6gb DDR3 RAM, 250bg HDD, Antec 450W PSU. My budget is very low but I can manage upto $80. I have a 1366x768 monitor. Which card should I get to let me play Crysis2 @ at least 30fps. The settings don't need to be ultra. Also tell me if I need to turn anti aliasing ON at this resolution. Other games I'm looking to play are Max Payne 3, Battlefield 3, GTA V, NFS the Run, Hitman: Absolution, L.A. Noire, Mafia II, Saints Row the Third etc. I am currently looking at cards like gt 440 or gt 630.

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a c 193 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 4:01:25 PM

Don't get the 630 or the 440. Get the 6670 instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Leave anti-aliasing off for all games with this card, as it is just going to hinder performance. You'll probably get most of those games on medium, give or take.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 7:20:13 PM

If you buy a HD6670, get a GDDR5 version, not DDR3; performance should be visibly better. You might need to stretch your budget a little; one or two more skipped fast-food meals should do it.
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September 5, 2012 8:04:12 PM

The DDR3 version actually games okay. 40FPS steady on Skyrim at max render distances with 0AA and 8AF, with loads of mods (Like bandit raids and such. No graphic enhancers, though.)
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a c 193 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 8:55:28 PM

I'm just saying under $80, the 6670 DDR3 is pretty darn good. But the GDDR5 is a really nice jump.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 10:50:04 PM

Fair enough. If a DDR3 version is all the budget permits, it will have to do.
If it were me, I'd rather forgo the burger and a Coke a couple of times in favor of peanut butter and crackers to move up to the GDDR5 version, or even get a HD7750.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 6, 2012 10:41:37 AM

Yeah, one 7750 a day keeps the doctor away.

Or sell some blood.
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September 8, 2012 3:00:26 PM

I think I'm gonna buy a gtx 550 ti. Its GDDR5. Has a memory bandwidth of 192 bits(64 x 3) and a graphics clock of 900mhz. But because I don't have enough money so I'll stick to the inno3d unclocked version. It's cheaper than all the other manufacturers.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 9:18:26 PM

If you are going to get a 550Ti, get a 7770. Its faster and usually about the same price.

The 7770 is a really really good card, whereas the 550Ti is older and uses alot more power. Its also slower and overpriced.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one is $110 with rebate, and $125 without.
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