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Which graphics card is better for under $100?

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January 4, 2013 3:53:14 AM

Hello PC gamers out there! I'm buying a new Graphics card and I'm having some trouble figuring out which one is better for under $100... So that being said my current card is a Nvidia Geforce 210 1gig ddr3...sad I know. I want something that will be able to play games like Bioshock infinite, Far cry 3 and Crysis 3 on HIGH or at least medium settings. Now I don't know if I should go to Compusa(Tigerdirect) or buy it online doesn't matter to me anyway here are the 3 cards that I am currently looking at...LINKS Below:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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January 4, 2013 4:01:09 AM

I managed to snag a GTX 650 1GB for $79 and that is personally the best bang for your buck that you can get. It's pretty easy to find 650's for less than $100, but not on tigerdirect.

The only thing is that your power supply needs a pcie connector. Maybe go for a GT 640 1GB instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 4:02:55 AM

You won't be able to do Bioshock Infinite or Far Cry 3 on high with these cards. You'll need at least a 660 ti for Far Cry 3 and BioShock infinite. Plus, it would be good to know your machine specs. But the low down is, you'll be paying upwards of $300 for a card that can do that. Truth hurts.
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January 4, 2013 4:05:48 AM

unclejehmimah said:
You won't be able to do Bioshock Infinite or Far Cry 3 on high with these cards. You'll need at least a 660 ti for Far Cry 3 and BioShock infinite. Plus, it would be good to know your machine specs. But the low down is, you'll be paying upwards of $300 for a card that can do that. Truth hurts.


Don't forget that there are some Buttons that slide to the left and give a Increase in performance. ;) 
You'll be able to play those games at low settings.
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January 4, 2013 4:25:54 AM

so even if my board is pcie 2.0 a ddr5 is still the best way to go?
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 4:28:03 AM

Yes it will fit it nicely. ;) 
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January 4, 2013 4:30:21 AM

2.0 or 3.0 ddr5?
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 4:33:16 AM

It will fit anything.
It doesn't matters.

Any PCI 3.0 card can fit any other slot.
Any DDR3/DDR5 card will fit in any slot.
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 4:42:02 AM

I wanted to mention the XFX CORE Edition HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 it is $129.99, but $109.99 after $20 rebate if you can live with that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Free Shipping and Two Year Warranty, pretty good deal.

Of course, your power supply needs a 6 pin connector for this HD 7770.

If your gaming, your going to be disappointed with the cards you listed.

Tom's Hardware Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart is a handy reference:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 5:00:42 AM

They both are same
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January 4, 2013 5:04:24 AM

only thing i dont understand...is more gigs better or higher DDR like 5?
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 5:09:34 AM

DDR5 is a must
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 5:57:22 PM

What is the exact model number of your Power Supply, it is important to supply enough good, clean power to your video card?
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January 4, 2013 7:11:49 PM

whats the diff between DDR5 and GDDR5? okay so im o tiger direct and im looking at GDDR5 from price low to high I dont know which one to pick i want the best one for at least under like 120$
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January 4, 2013 7:13:37 PM

btw my res is 1440 900 wide screen monitor
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:43:08 AM

Best is GTX 650 or 7750
It depends on you if you want AMD or Nvidia.
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January 6, 2013 7:01:34 PM

Of course, the link above for the Galaxy Geforce GTX 650 is also 89.99, and comes with a free copy of AC3... I guess GTX 650 for Nvidia and radeon hd 6770 for AMD. Thats just my opinion.
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