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October 3, 2012 10:59:29 PM

Hey guys,

Are Nvidia or AMD GPU's better?? I am going to be purchasing a new gaming pc pretty soon. What is the best GPU for under $130? This is strictly just for gaming! I will be playing FPS and MMO's. My CPU is the Intel i3-3220 Ivy Bridge.

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October 3, 2012 11:03:54 PM

The whole "AMD vs Nvidia" question is far too broad and is frankly not answerable.

As for the best GPU under $130, that's probably the HD 7770. It's a very solid budget GPU. Nvidia doesn't have any good deals under the $150 mark right now in comparison.
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October 3, 2012 11:04:08 PM

That depends on the situation. Anyone who says that either side is always better is full of ***. Basically, BigMack70 is completely accurate. If you want to wait a few days to a few weeks, Nvidia is launching a new $150 card soon and it might best the Radeon 7770, but if you must buy now, the 7770s are nearly guaranteed to be the best option.
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October 3, 2012 11:09:14 PM

Ok thanks guys! I really appreciate the advice!
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October 3, 2012 11:10:59 PM

You're welcome.
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October 3, 2012 11:14:32 PM

I have been with AMD/ATI for quite some time and really like them. Really anymore you can't go wrong with ether one anymore. They all have there good and bad points. That said I have not had any problems with my Sapphire HD 6950 or Sapphire HD 7950 rigs. I have a Nvidia 560ti rig that has a problem with the graphics drivers crashing quite a lot but that does not mean they are bad I could have just got a bad one.

As for drivers I can say that I have not had any problems with AMD/ATI for a very long time. I think the AMD/ATI 7770 would work very well for your needs.
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October 4, 2012 6:15:34 AM

I have an Intel i5-750 currently using a GTS450 that I have a hunch died on me tonight. 7770 would be a good upgrade for this? When it comes to hardware, I can install it, but I don't have the knowledge on what is good and what is not. I've never used ATI but if it would save me money I'm all for it
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October 4, 2012 8:08:30 AM

What bigmack 70 said is totally true..... this question can never be answered
BUT when it comes to low budgets........ i've mostly seen amd cards as they have good performance/price ratio

I've never used nvidia cards..... as they are too expensive in my country.... so can't really talk about them But i didn't had a problem with amd cards ever.......
7770 is the choice.....

But i'd recommend saving some money and buy a 6870
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October 4, 2012 12:27:13 PM

I disagree that the 7750 is the best in low budget... the 7770 is like $10-15 more expensive but 25% faster.

The 7770 is about 50% faster than the GTS 450 at 1080p. However, the 6870 is almost twice as fast as the GTS 450. If you can extend your budget to $145-155 where the 6870 is currently sitting, it would probably be worth a look.

Here's the performance comparison:
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October 4, 2012 12:42:32 PM

The reference-clocked 6870s really don't beat the best 7770s by much, if at all and if you can stretch the budget that much, then going up to a 7850 is the better idea.
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October 4, 2012 12:43:38 PM

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HD 7750 is best in low budget

Quite not true. The 7770 is much better (some say newest driver boost it's performance to touch the 6850 performance) but with a little price difference. If you're telling that 'the 7750 is the best for low budgets and limited power supply' then that's quite true.

Personally I would wait for the 650 Ti. Who knows that this card is going to be a beast for its price? Or Feel free to try to get a 1GB 7850. With MIR I saw one for like $160.

EDIT: corrected mistakes...
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October 4, 2012 12:44:43 PM

?? The 6870 beats the 7770 by over 30% overall... I'd say that's beating the 7770 by "much".

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October 4, 2012 12:46:30 PM

BigMack70 said:
?? The 6870 beats the 7770 by over 30% overall... I'd say that's beating the 7770 by "much".


I clearly stated best 7770, not reference 7770. The best models are factory overclocked to be more than 20% faster than reference 7770. That cuts the reference clocked 6870's advantage down to minimal.
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October 4, 2012 12:55:53 PM

+1 for hd 6870 :D 
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October 4, 2012 12:56:22 PM

Oops didn't realize you were talking about OC'd 7770s
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October 4, 2012 1:01:23 PM

BigMack70 said:
Oops didn't realize you were talking about OC'd 7770s


Yeah, a card such as this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112010...
has been shown to be right up there with the 6870 even with older drivers, so I have no doubt that it can compete with the 6870 excellently with current drivers.
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