The best GFX card I can buy for around the £300 range

The title says it all really.
I have been looking at the GTX 670 2GB witch is about £330 but I can probably stretch to £350.

Though I will be getting the card a little later in the year (about June ish time)

Thanks :)
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  1. Either the Msi 680 Lightning or XFX 7970

    I would say the 680 because in most cases it performs way better, but these are the most equal from the Nvidia and AMD side. Both are priced at $500 US which is £315.14

    Msi 680: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127693

    XFX 7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150632
  2. No point in getting a 680 Lightning when you can't increase the voltage. Get the 7970. I would suggest the Sapphire Vapor-X 7970.
  3. ozoscroft said:
    The title says it all really.
    I have been looking at the GTX 670 2GB witch is about £330 but I can probably stretch to £350.

    Though I will be getting the card a little later in the year (about June ish time)

    Thanks :)

    If you insist on the nVidia side then 670 2GB
    If you want more power then get a 7950/70
  4. ozoscroft said:
    Though I will be getting the card a little later in the year (about June ish time)


    Keep an eye out on next gen cards at that time.
  5. yamahahornist said:
    Either the Msi 680 Lightning or XFX 7970

    I would say the 680 because in most cases it performs way better, but these are the most equal from the Nvidia and AMD side. Both are priced at $500 US which is £315.14

    Msi 680: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127693

    XFX 7970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150632

    Actually they tend to start at around the £350 - £360 mark, a straight Dollar to Sterling conversion doesn't work. Try looking at some UK websites in future.
  6. Thanks for the answers guys.

    I think I will ask the question again just before I am going to order the card, just incase of any newer cards that come out at the price bracket I am looking at.
    But another question I have is should I upgrade the PSU. I have a 500W Corsair in at the moment and I know most of the cards say that you should have at least 500W but as I said. Should I get a bigger PSU aswell?

    (this is the cards that I am considering BTW
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GTX-Graphics-Card-Backplate/dp/B0087ZSJRQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358893559&sr=8-1 Little over budget
    and
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeF-GDDR5-Graphic-Card/dp/B00829L3W0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358893559&sr=8-2 under budget)
  7. A single 670 will be fine as you have a decent 500w PSU.
  8. Mousemonkey said:
    A single 670 will be fine as you have a decent 500w PSU.


    Oh that good then :D
  9. whats the rest of ur specs?
  10. iceclock said:
    whats the rest of ur specs?


    PSU-Corsair 500W
    CPU-Intel Core i5 3570K
    RAM-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB
    Primery drive-OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G
    Secondery Drive-WD Caviar Green 1TB
    MoBo-AsRock Z77 Pro4
  11. if u want nvidia:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/benchmarks/

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£350.99 @ Dabs)
    Total: £350.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 17:20 GMT+0000)

    or amd:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7970-ghz-dd-edition-ghost-thermal-hydrocell-6000mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1050mhz-2048-co

    clearly the 7970 beating the gtx 680 and when overclocked is a no brainer being the best bang for bucks here, unless u need cuda.
  12. iceclock said:
    if u want nvidia:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9Q9P/benchmarks/

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£350.99 @ Dabs)
    Total: £350.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 17:20 GMT+0000)

    or amd:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7970-ghz-dd-edition-ghost-thermal-hydrocell-6000mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1050mhz-2048-co

    clearly the 7970 beating the gtx 680 and when overclocked is a no brainer being the best bang for bucks here, unless u need cuda.



    I am trying to stick to Nvidia as I know a few people that have had a lot of problems with AMD cards. But If i can get one that tempts me enough I will go AMD.
    Also I am not really looking to overclock at the present time unless I get a superclocked one from the manufacturer.
  13. anyways stock the 670 runs great, but for speed the 7970 runs faster at stock.

    the current small issues with amd cards will be resolved soon in a driver update,

    if u cant go with amd, the 670 i suggested will do u good :)
  14. iceclock said:
    anyways stock the 670 runs great, but for speed the 7970 runs faster at stock.

    the current small issues with amd cards will be resolved soon in a driver update,

    if u cant go with amd, the 670 i suggested will do u good :)



    sweet thanks for the input. As I said in an earlier post I will most likely do another question when I both know exactly how much money I can go up to max (prob about £370) and if there are any latest better cards about. But at the moment this is helping a lot as I don't know too much about GFX cards.
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