Which is a better budget GPU?

Hi guys, i live in the UK and i want to buy a budget gpu while i save for a whole new rig.

I want it to basically run minecraft and tekkit.

I have found these:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-gt-610-refurbished-pcie-20-(x16)-40nm-1000mhz-gddr3-gpu-810mhz-shader-1620mhz-48-cores-d-su

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-g-210-1200mhz-gddr3-gpu-520mhz-shader-1238mhz-16-cores-d-sub-dual-link-dvi-i-hdmi

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-g-210-1200mhz-gddr3-gpu-530mhz-shader-1237mhz-16-cores-d-sub-dual-link-dvi-i-hdmi-low-p

Are these any good for my purpose? Does anyone know of any better ones for cheap?

BTW my specs are (don't laugh):

My specs:
Manufacturer/Model: Packard Bell IMEDIA B2316 AIO
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20 GHz 2203 Mhz 2 cores
RAM: 2GB

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2) (32-bit)

Thanks in advance
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  1. Ide personally go with the first one.
  2. Yeah, i was wondering as the other two had 'high end' written on them and the first one only has 'entry level'?!

    Is that just an old thing that hasn't been changed?
  3. When the number scheme of the graphics cards is same, always pick the latest generation.
  4. a little more but very much better than any of the others.

    XFX Silently Cooled HD 6450 £27.17 Inc VAT
  5. I would also bump up your RAM.
    Also, the 610.
  6. 610 all the way, Tho Id get a x30/x40 for any basic config. only if PSU could handle =D
  7. If the 610 is just an intermediate card, and your current GPU on the motherboard just isn't enough performance, then go ahead. Don't bother spending more if you plan on getting a much better one soon anyways.

    I've checked a few youtube videos of people playing minecraft with the 610 and they say they can get perfectly acceptable frames.

    I play with Minecraft with a RadeonHD4200 (much worse than a 610), and I get playable frames. It doesn't compare to my desktop at home, but for an intermediate solution, there are no issues.
  8. GT 610 is the GT 520 rebadged. The GT 520 can at least play some older games at low detail whereas the 210 is more or less an IGP replacement.
  9. sun285 said:
    Hi guys, i live in the UK and i want to buy a budget gpu while i save for a whole new rig.

    I want it to basically run minecraft and tekkit.

    I have found these:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-gt-610-refurbished-pcie-20-(x16)-40nm-1000mhz-gddr3-gpu-810mhz-shader-1620mhz-48-cores-d-su

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-g-210-1200mhz-gddr3-gpu-520mhz-shader-1238mhz-16-cores-d-sub-dual-link-dvi-i-hdmi

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-g-210-1200mhz-gddr3-gpu-530mhz-shader-1237mhz-16-cores-d-sub-dual-link-dvi-i-hdmi-low-p

    Are these any good for my purpose? Does anyone know of any better ones for cheap?

    BTW my specs are (don't laugh):

    My specs:
    Manufacturer/Model: Packard Bell IMEDIA B2316 AIO
    Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20 GHz 2203 Mhz 2 cores
    RAM: 2GB

    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2) (32-bit)

    Thanks in advance

    Nobody is going to laugh at you man but to be honest i don't play either those games so i am not sure what would be a good choice.Personally for gaming of any sort i never would recommend anything less then a 6670/7750.
  10. Thanks guys
  11. GT 610 is the best of them but still not great.
    i say save a little more an then just get one final GPU for your build
    dont buy a GPU now, just save more money for now
  12. The OP has already stated that he is saving for a new rig so no point in getting an APU now when he could get a beast in a couple of months.

    Also OP please get the GT610. It should do fine for now and keep saving that $$$ for a proper rig in the future.

    Enjoy
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