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Help Picking a New GPU for $200

I currently have a GTS 250, I bought it back in 2009 for my old system. I have a new system I just built this September and this GTS has got to go. I'm having trouble deciding between a few cards, I'm planning to buy next week and I can't go over $200. I'm thinking is gonna be best. Can you guys please help me out?

Mobo: P8Z77-V Pro
CPU: i5-2500k
RAM: G. Skill Sniper 16GB

I'm looking at these:

HD 6950
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7581172&CatId=7005

HD 6970
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4960997&CatId=7005

HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451

GTX 570

GTX 650 TI


Thanks guys,
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  1. Best answer
    SixtyninNaMoose said:
    I currently have a GTS 250, I bought it back in 2009 for my old system. I have a new system I just built this September and this GTS has got to go. I'm having trouble deciding between a few cards, I'm planning to buy next week and I can't go over $200. I'm thinking is gonna be best. Can you guys please help me out?

    Mobo: P8Z77-V Pro
    CPU: i5-2500k
    RAM: G. Skill Sniper 16GB

    I'm looking at these:

    HD 6950
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7581172&CatId=7005

    HD 6970
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4960997&CatId=7005

    HD 7850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451

    GTX 570

    GTX 650 TI


    Thanks guys,


    Hi - If they all fit in your budget, I'd take the 6950 & 650ti out of the equation.
    Then it comes down to the other three. The 6970 & 570 trade blows depending on games and
    the newer 7850 is close to the others and has v good OC ability. Tough decision,
    if you are going to consider the 7850 tho, might as well get the 2g version as
    it is also under $200.
  2. The 7850 or gtx 570 are best out those
  3. I would go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

    its $180 no rebate needed 2Gigs of ram, free shipping has good reviews and come with two free games bioshock and tomb raider.
  4. This would be best if you don't mind playing $215 and getting a $20 rebate...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270
  5. If you consider the rebate : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69828&promoid=1312

    It's 200$ after mir with two games free.
    If not, get the 7850 2GB, 1GB is not a good choice, considering that some recent(or future) games are pushing the vram for more than 1GB.
    Like the sapphire 7850 2GB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998

    It also comes with the games free.
  6. Best answer selected by sixtyninnamoose.
  7. I recently got a 660 for slightly over $200. It blows away the 650, and beats the 7850 in nearly all cases, often beating the 7870.

    In many cases, it also beats the GTX 580. So you would be at the previous-gen's flagship mark.

    But if you're keen on AMD, the 7850 all the way. Or for a few more bucks, shell out for a 7870 and beat all the cards you mentioned. But like Django above said, just make sure it has plenty of RAM, like 2GB. As soon as I upgraded, I was quickly using about 1.5GB+ in games. So 1GB won't cut it. Not for an upgrade, anyway.
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