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Best gpu under $50 on newegg to run WoW, Civ V

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December 19, 2012 3:02:46 PM

That's it, need a temp card to get me by until I either buy a real card or wait for the next gen. I sold my 560 Ti.
I want it by next week at the latest though so I can at least play over the long weekend.

Edit: and the cheaper the better.
Edit: Oh, and at 1920x1080, even if everything is at minimum settings.

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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 4:29:30 PM

onboard is decent enough to run wow at lower settings
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 5:18:53 PM

If you are willing to risk going second hand and have a good high quality power supply then look for a cheap 5770/6770 but likely you might get lucky with a 6670.
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December 19, 2012 6:18:19 PM

TheBigTroll said:
onboard is decent enough to run wow at lower settings


On board can't run Civ V at 1920x1080 with everything else off or on it's minimal setting. Didn't try WoW after that.
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December 19, 2012 6:27:24 PM

nforce4max said:
If you are willing to risk going second hand and have a good high quality power supply then look for a cheap 5770/6770 but likely you might get lucky with a 6670.

I had a 5770 IceQ I sold with my old system and it was fine but can't find one cheap.

I've been checking Craigs List but nothing. Very poor used pc market here. Almost all laptops.

Here is what I found:
Asus - Nvidia 9600 GSO video card - $30 (I'm not familiar with it)
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5870 Video Card - $100 (more than I'm going to spend)
Evga GeForce 9800GT 512MB video card - $60 (I'd like at least 1gb ram)
Nvidia GTX 560 Graphics card - $90 (still more than I'm going to spend, just sold a 560 TI for $120)

Seems like I found better cards for under $50 on Newegg but I'm not familiar with the chipsets.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 6:30:56 PM

That 5870 and 560 are at very part to beat prices but there is amazon. Almost everyone on here and other forums overlook that place even for retro stuff there is opportunities to be had.

I bought a 6770 new in box for $75 after tax the other day. For $50 your options are just too limited and it is extremely hard to find anything worth buying. If you could dig a little deeper then you can get something Much better. You can easily double or triple the performance over any thing in that price point.
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December 19, 2012 6:45:15 PM

nforce4max said:
That 5870 and 560 are at very part to beat prices but there is amazon. Almost everyone on here and other forums overlook that place even for retro stuff there is opportunities to be had.

I bought a 6770 new in box for $75 after tax the other day. For $50 your options are just too limited and it is extremely hard to find anything worth buying. If you could dig a little deeper then you can get something Much better. You can easily double or triple the performance over any thing in that price point.


I intend to buy a spanking new card in either a coupl weeks or just wait till next gen if I can but what I want right now is something for under $50 (preferably around $30) thats just good enough to get by. I don't want to spend any more than I have to because I'll be using the money for a better card later. I don't know anything about the chipsets from Nvidia or AMD in that price range though or if they will even run better than in integrated video.

Anyone see anything on Newegg that will get the job done for $50?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
December 19, 2012 7:08:04 PM

^
That is one overpriced card. Very bad deal.

@OP: I've given my suggestion to you already. I think that's the best choice you can make.
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 7:36:23 PM

the 520 is weaker than the hd4000 gpu
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December 19, 2012 7:57:10 PM

Sunius said:
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That is one overpriced card. Very bad deal.

@OP: I've given my suggestion to you already. I think that's the best choice you can make.



Totally got side tracked at work then forgot about your post....thanks for the reminder.

Ya, that looks like the ticket. That should handle Civ V and WoW at 1920x1080 at at least low correct?
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 8:40:37 PM

It depends if you want to buy brand new or used. Actually if I look at Tom's Hardware Graphics Cards Hierarchy Chart, the used 9600GSO you've seen on craigslist for 30$ performs on par with the 6570 DDR3:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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December 19, 2012 8:54:37 PM

MC_K7 said:
It depends if you want to buy brand new or used. Actually if I look at Tom's Hardware Graphics Cards Hierarchy Chart, the used 9600GSO you've seen on craigslist for 30$ performs on par with the 6570 DDR3:

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



Interesting, anyone know if in actuality that proves true when playing games?
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December 19, 2012 8:56:56 PM

ibjeepr said:
That's it, need a temp card to get me by until I either buy a real card or wait for the next gen. I sold my 560 Ti.
I want it by next week at the latest though so I can at least play over the long weekend.

Edit: and the cheaper the better.
Edit: Oh, and at 1920x1080, even if everything is at minimum settings.

While I can't comment on exactly how well any of these will run WoW or Civ V at 1920x1080, the options I saw worth mentioning for less than $50 on Newegg or Amazon were limited to nVidia 520s, 610s and 620s, and Radeon 6450s and a 6570.

Here are the specific cards I found, ordered by price.

ZOTAC ZT-60602-10L GeForce GT 610 for $9.99
MSI R6450-MD1GD3/LP Radeon HD 6450 for $14.99
Galaxy 52GGS4HX9DTX GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) for $29.99
ZOTAC ZT-60502-10L GeForce GT 620 for $29.99
XFX HD-657X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 6570 for $39.99

I did not include Radeon 5450s or nVidia 8400s and 210s as they did not cost any less and would give worse performance. Here are the cards ranks (best to worst) according to placement in the TH Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart:

Radeon 6570
Radeon 6450
[Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 falls here right between these two, so that should give you an idea where your integrated graphics fall]
nVidia 520
nVidia 620 (not ranked)
nVidia 610 (not ranked)

Although the 620 and 610 are not ranked, looking at their technical specifications (CUDA Cores, Core Clock, Memory Bandwidth, Memory clock, etc.) in comparison to the nVidia 520, I would expect the 620 to be roughly on par with the Radeon 6450 and the nVidia 610 to match performance of the 520 (their specs are completely identical).



I hope, even though I can't speak specifically as to how well any of these will run WoW or Civ V at 1920x1080, that this information helps. My guess would be that either one of the Radeon 6000 series cards should be able to get you through until you are ready to buy a "real" gaming GPU.
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December 19, 2012 10:16:56 PM

Do the 6570 that Sunius suggested. My friend has one of those and it runs most games fine. You should be good for 1920 x 1080 on low for WoW and Civ V.
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December 19, 2012 10:19:36 PM

Isaiah4110 said:
While I can't comment on exactly how well any of these will run WoW or Civ V at 1920x1080, the options I saw worth mentioning for less than $50 on Newegg or Amazon were limited to nVidia 520s, 610s and 620s, and Radeon 6450s and a 6570.

Here are the specific cards I found, ordered by price.

ZOTAC ZT-60602-10L GeForce GT 610 for $9.99
MSI R6450-MD1GD3/LP Radeon HD 6450 for $14.99
Galaxy 52GGS4HX9DTX GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) for $29.99
ZOTAC ZT-60502-10L GeForce GT 620 for $29.99
XFX HD-657X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 6570 for $39.99

I did not include Radeon 5450s or nVidia 8400s and 210s as they did not cost any less and would give worse performance. Here are the cards ranks (best to worst) according to placement in the TH Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart:

Radeon 6570
Radeon 6450
[Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 falls here right between these two, so that should give you an idea where your integrated graphics fall]
nVidia 520
nVidia 620 (not ranked)
nVidia 610 (not ranked)

Although the 620 and 610 are not ranked, looking at their technical specifications (CUDA Cores, Core Clock, Memory Bandwidth, Memory clock, etc.) in comparison to the nVidia 520, I would expect the 620 to be roughly on par with the Radeon 6450 and the nVidia 610 to match performance of the 520 (their specs are completely identical).



I hope, even though I can't speak specifically as to how well any of these will run WoW or Civ V at 1920x1080, that this information helps. My guess would be that either one of the Radeon 6000 series cards should be able to get you through until you are ready to buy a "real" gaming GPU.


Thank you for the very well thought out answer. The 6570 was already recommended by someone else as well and seems like the way to go. Without knowing what to expect when firing up WoW or Civ though I'm a little hesitant. I'm hoping someone has some input on that.
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December 19, 2012 10:20:45 PM

voiidwulf said:
Do the 6570 that Sunius suggested. My friend has one of those and it runs most games fine. You should be good for 1920 x 1080 on low for WoW and Civ V.


Oh, good to hear, thank you!
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 10:46:42 PM

9800gt should do i guess.
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December 20, 2012 12:51:39 AM

Well the fact that I could get it tonight played a major role in this but I ended up getting this off Craigslist.

$80 - SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 OC Edition.

Pretty much right back to the GeForce 560 Ti I just sold for $120 but at least I made a profit :)  More than I was going to spend but I guess it makes a good back up if anything should happen once I get a next gen card.

Edit: Having a hard time getting the system to recognize drivers though....
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a b U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 1:06:41 AM

Wait till boxing day and order something online.
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a b U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 1:08:58 AM

doubt us has boxing day (unless someone decided its a good idea)
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December 20, 2012 1:17:13 AM

ibjeepr said:
I had a 5770 IceQ I sold with my old system and it was fine but can't find one cheap.

I've been checking Craigs List but nothing. Very poor used pc market here. Almost all laptops.

Here is what I found:
Asus - Nvidia 9600 GSO video card - $30 (I'm not familiar with it)
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5870 Video Card - $100 (more than I'm going to spend)
Evga GeForce 9800GT 512MB video card - $60 (I'd like at least 1gb ram)
Nvidia GTX 560 Graphics card - $90 (still more than I'm going to spend, just sold a 560 TI for $120)

Seems like I found better cards for under $50 on Newegg but I'm not familiar with the chipsets.


every time i look on craigslist the prices make no sense. people think that their used cards only depreciated $20-30 in value. a lot of times newegg has a card that's cheaper. if im going to buy electronics used it better be at least half off.
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December 20, 2012 6:21:09 PM

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