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December 14, 2012 4:55:49 AM

At the moment i have a Intel i5 3470 and a Zotac 9500GT 1gb DDR2 and i read that the Intel i5 3470 has HD 2500 integrated graphics. I want to know which one is better for gaming (until i get my GPU). The HD 2500 supports DX11. can anyone advise me on which one to use for the time being

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December 14, 2012 6:17:47 AM

Thanks. I have the DDR2 one i am saving for a GTX 650. Another thing that i don't understand my friend has a laptop with weaker CPU and he has the HD 3000 but when i play Farcry 3 the game lags when people talk to me but on his laptop there is no lag whatsoever.
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December 14, 2012 6:44:13 AM

You are really wasting your CPU considering those weakling graphic cards. Your CPU can handle even a high end GPU. A GTX 650 is a very poor choice cause there is the GTX 650 Ti which is miles faster. Don't let the similar naming confuse you. IMO you can even consider a HD 7850 or a GTX 660, of course if you can afford but i'd still stay away from GTX 650. And about FC3 performance: game settings matter a lot, perhaps your friend is playing at the lower settings
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December 14, 2012 7:07:13 AM

I would also try saving for at least the 650 Ti (and by extension HD 7850 or GTX 660). You will really be wasting your great cpu with a gtx 650.

Also, what is your budget?
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2012 7:46:34 AM

for your friend,
go his settings and play in highest resolution and ultra settings with AA turned up,
and u will know wat lag ACTUALLY means.

and for u
i say go for atleast an hd 7770~105$
or if u can afford more or are willing to spend more tell me your budget
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2012 10:06:13 AM

Use 9500GT now and when you save enough get GTX 650 or the Ti version. Or something even better.

You'll probably wait until next-gen Radeons. That is Q2. So you should start a thread at that time with your Budget for GPU. :) 
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December 17, 2012 7:36:20 AM

I went a on ebay to look at GPU's. My budget is around $175 - $200 because i live in South Africa and still have to ship it in.

I looked at the following GPU's

Zotac GeForce GTX650 Ti 2GB
Zotac GeForce GTX650 AMP 2GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Zotac GeForce GTX 660

The price of those are between $130 and $199

I don't know any other places that sell and ship GPU's
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 7:38:50 AM

The Best there is Zotac GTX 660. Look for MSI or Asus.
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December 17, 2012 7:55:52 AM

I'll search on ebay for a MSI GTX660
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December 17, 2012 8:45:00 AM

Another question which one is better the GTX650 AMP or Ti edition?
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:06:03 AM

ofcourse the Ti edition.
the ti is given by NVIDIA. not some manufacturer like zotac.
TI is 40% better than the 650.
but i thought u were going for a GTX 660?
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December 17, 2012 9:13:28 AM

I am aiming for the GTX660 but i am struggling to find an online shop that sells and ships it to South Africa for under $245
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:21:14 AM

how about a 7850?
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:29:59 AM

well, ebay south africa had a few options.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zotac-Video-Card-ZT-60901-10M-G...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-VCGGTX660XPB-GeForce-GTX660...

but!!!!!!! if u are open to used cards, THIS is unbeatable....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BARELY-USED-MSI-GeForce-GTX-660...
a 660TI !!!
it outperforms the 660 easily and this is probably the best u can find...
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December 17, 2012 12:40:02 PM

I'll check those GPU's out thanx
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 1:12:33 PM

k,
if ur doubts r solved u can close this thread.
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December 17, 2012 1:40:50 PM

Best answer selected by REEPERKILL.
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