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Which middle range GPU should I buy?

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December 14, 2012 3:31:15 PM

Hello,

I currently have a system with an Intel i3, 2100GT CPU and an NVidia Geforce 9700GT GPU. I'm looking to just the GPU to something with at least 1GB dedicated Video Ram, with Pixel and Vertex shaders version 5 and Direct X 10.
Are there any suggested models that aren't too expensive?

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December 14, 2012 3:45:02 PM

the 7850 1GB is a great lower cost card, but even with a MIR you are still looking at $165. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that is too much for your budget (which would be great for you to mention), then look at the 7770 ($130 or $110 after MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Nvidia GTX 650 Ti splits the difference between these two at about $140 (120 after MIR), but the 7850 1gb is significantly better and the 7770 isn't that much slower. But this might give you an in between option. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 14, 2012 4:08:01 PM

My budget would be under £100, which I reckon would be less $140 (because we get taxed out the ass in Britain).
December 14, 2012 7:34:52 PM

djangoringo said:
There's plenty of 7770 at that price :

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-radeon-hd-7...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7770-d...


Just make sure that you have a decent psu with ~450w with a 6-pin pcie connector.



+1 to that MSI at overclockers. Great price on a Ghz edition 7770. Go with that considering your budget and the strength of the 7770 in this price range.
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