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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
?? 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.