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December 13, 2012 6:57:35 PM

Hey, I have an AMD FX-8150
Can someone please recommend a graphics card for gaming somewhere between $100-300?
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December 13, 2012 7:09:39 PM

Well I am going to use up your budget and tell you to get a HD 7950. Its a fast card that will play any game at full settings at 1080p and can run higher res too. What are the rest of the specs for your system?
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December 13, 2012 7:13:26 PM

Either the GTX 660 TI or 7950. You will get slightly higher FPS with the 7950... But a lot of benchmarks have been floating around lately comparing the "smoothness" of each card... The GTX 660 Ti being the smoother of the two. I'm sure someone will show up here and give you the link, I'll look for it in the mean time.

EDIT: Here I found it
http://techreport.com/review/24051/geforce-versus-radeo...

Here is the original test
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...
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December 13, 2012 7:46:15 PM

thanks guy
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December 13, 2012 8:15:11 PM

would a Gtx 550 ti be any good?

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December 13, 2012 8:18:30 PM

ethanj91 said:
would a Gtx 550 ti be any good?


On low resolutions with high details or in high resolutions with low details.

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December 13, 2012 8:18:56 PM

ethanj91 said:
would a Gtx 550 ti be any good?


That would be an okay card, t words your lower end budget

I would recommend at least a 560Ti or a GTX 660 You will not be upset, those cards run fast and are powerful but still pretty low on your budget

Also look at this, Its the toms hardware best budget GPU and its in 5 sections
1 Best PCIe Card: $110 And Under
2. Best PCIe Card: $115 To $170
3. Best PCIe Card: $175 To $250
4. Best PCIe Card: $255 To $370
5. Best PCIe Card: $375 And Up

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Good Luck!
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December 13, 2012 8:19:34 PM

ethanj91 said:
would a Gtx 550 ti be any good?

LoL if you are going to get it then leave it and go for ATI 7770 and if you really can afford a card under 300$ go for GTX 660 ti.
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December 13, 2012 8:25:27 PM

Michael31 said:
That would be an okay card, t words your lower end budget

I would recommend at least a 560Ti or a GTX 660 You will not be upset, those cards run fast and are powerful but still pretty low on your budget

Also look at this, Its the toms hardware best budget GPU and its in 5 sections
1 Best PCIe Card: $110 And Under
2. Best PCIe Card: $115 To $170
3. Best PCIe Card: $175 To $250
4. Best PCIe Card: $255 To $370
5. Best PCIe Card: $375 And Up

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Good Luck!


Agreed, still I wouldn't recommend GTX 560 TI when GTX 660 is just around the same Price and offers better performance and lower power consumption.
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December 13, 2012 8:42:46 PM

Here is the thing the GTX660 and 7870 can max out games right now at 1080p which will be your best buy for your money.

However, look to how long you want to wait to buy a new card. If your looking to give yourself more breathing room on the life of your card look to the next step up which would be your 660Ti and the 7950.

I own a 7950 and unlike what the techreport shows I have always sustained very high FPS in Battlefield and haven't seen the stutter or frame lag like they show. My 7950 is a pre-boosted card and it has 2 different power states the low power for when I'm watching thing online or viewing playing a movie and the full power state which runs at 950 mhz. There isn't any throttling on the card and has show to be a true performer. I don't regret spending the money on the 7950 which was $330.00 after instant rebate.
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December 13, 2012 10:12:05 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
Agreed, still I wouldn't recommend GTX 560 TI when GTX 660 is just around the same Price and offers better performance and lower power consumption.


I agree for only 20$ or 10$ more the GTX 660 is a much better card than the GTX 560ti and is in the middle to lower end of his budget
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December 13, 2012 10:32:07 PM

I would recommend a 650 TI or 7850 or 660 or 7870 anything weaker is a waste of money imo.
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December 13, 2012 10:39:47 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I would recommend a 650 TI or 7850 or 660 or 7870 anything weaker is a waste of money imo.


+1 anything weaker than a 650ti Just isn't worth it
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