Which graphics card is better for under $100?

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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4926335&CatId=3669

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2254763&CatId=3669

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2898926&CatId=3669
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  1. 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=N82E16814127686
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. so even if my board is pcie 2.0 a ddr5 is still the best way to go?
  5. Yes it will fit it nicely. ;)
  6. 2.0 or 3.0 ddr5?
  7. 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.
  8. 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=N82E16814150598

    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-card-review,3107-7.html
  9. They both are same
  10. only thing i dont understand...is more gigs better or higher DDR like 5?
  11. DDR5 is a must
  12. What is the exact model number of your Power Supply, it is important to supply enough good, clean power to your video card?
  13. 400 wat
  14. 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$
  15. btw my res is 1440 900 wide screen monitor
  16. Best is GTX 650 or 7750
    It depends on you if you want AMD or Nvidia.
  17. Hey, Radeon HD 6770 on sale right now for 89.99! Can play Ultra settings on Battlefield 3, with like 30 FPS!!

    (Plus, its DDR5)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=869628&CatId=7005
  18. 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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