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November 17, 2012 10:54:57 AM

What Is The Best Gaming Graphics Card under £100? [November Update]

I have a new computer but my graphics card is not the best, I need a GPU that will be able to handle games like Call Of Duty and others like that, so what is the best GPU at a maximum price of £100. I need something that will give me best results and something that is new. These are the current computer specs:

AMD FX 4100 3.8ghz
Corsiar 8GB Ram
700W Power Supply
Current GPU- Ati redeon x1950

Please help me out with the best GPU in my price
November 17, 2012 11:10:22 AM

Please tell me if there is any extra info you need to no, also i have a 64 bit window 7
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a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:25:27 AM

The best 7770, significantly better than the stock 7770. I'm also fairly certain it defeats the 550ti, as its pretty much equal to a 650ti, which defeats the 550ti.

Remember this 7770 is like 15% better than a stock one, so account that into benchmarks.

Its also a sexy, quiet cooler, and looks so good in that nice white.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Vapor-X-Radeon-Graphic...
November 17, 2012 11:25:42 AM

Which one out of those would you say is the best because ive been looking at the HD 7750 range of cards? I just need one card which is good, could you link me to one card which you would say is a good one for the money and new
November 17, 2012 11:27:37 AM

JJ1217 said:
The best 7770, significantly better than the stock 7770. I'm also fairly certain it defeats the 550ti, as its pretty much equal to a 650ti, which defeats the 550ti.

Remember this 7770 is like 15% better than a stock one, so account that into benchmarks.

Its also a sexy, quiet cooler, and looks so good in that nice white.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Vapor-X-Radeon-Graphic...



I will keep your card in mind, it looks like a very nice card, but it is £12 over but im sure I can stretch it a bit, will it be able to play games like call of duty black ops 2, and other big games
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:31:12 AM

The 7770 is definitely the best out of my and gambin0's suggestion.
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:31:14 AM

What resolution are you planning to play at? Max settings? What framerates are you looking for?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/call-of-duty-black-...

This is what I'm assuming a stock 7770 in black ops 2 playing very acceptable frame rates with quite high settings. Not to mention AA impacts performance alot at barely any visual improvement. The vapor x version is around 15% better than stock.
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:31:45 AM

hey, u should buy a used card, that way u'll be care free!!
i found some cards on ebay uk, do u want links?
used cards are not bad, they perform the same!!
November 17, 2012 11:35:43 AM

JJ1217 said:
What resolution are you planning to play at? Max settings? What framerates are you looking for?


I want to be playing at max settings and at most fps I can get for my budget gpu, there are other gpu such as the hd 7750, and some of those cards have better specs then this one, But I really dont no what is good or not. soo .... Is there a good one under £100
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:43:58 AM

mrgchimp said:
What Is The Best Gaming Graphics Card under £100? [November Update]

I have a new computer but my graphics card is not the best, I need a GPU that will be able to handle games like Call Of Duty and others like that, so what is the best GPU at a maximum price of £100. I need something that will give me best results and something that is new. These are the current computer specs:

AMD FX 4100 3.8ghz
Corsiar 8GB Ram
700W Power Supply
Current GPU- Ati redeon x1950

Please help me out with the best GPU in my price



I realise a budget is a budget but I would feel bad if I didn't point out that you can get a 6870 for 110 from e buyer.
£10 over budget but 20% faster than a 7770.
You might even find one at your budget if you shop around a bit.

Mactronix :) 
November 17, 2012 11:45:48 AM

mactronix said:
I realise a budget is a budget but I would feel bad if I didn't point out that you can get a 6870 for 110 from e buyer.
£10 over budget but 20% faster than a 7770.
You might even find one at your budget if you shop around a bit.

Mactronix :) 


Do you think you could link me to that one, and also how do I know what is a good card and what is not, because different people are saying to get different ones which confuses me even more ;) 
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:49:06 AM

mrgchimp said:
Im looking for a new one, dont want to use second hand ones :) 

just no point in having that attitude,
u can get a midrange graphics card which will easily give u 30+fps in all games in 1080p
on MAX settings,
or u can get a 7770 which is considered a bit over low end.
nothing wrong or embarrassing in using a previously owned graphics card and u are discussing between
7770 7750 or 550ti
7850 is better than ALL of them, a lot better
November 17, 2012 11:50:04 AM

And I should also say I want something that is not so loud
November 17, 2012 11:50:35 AM

dheeraj9933 said:
just no point in having that attitude,
u can get a midrange graphics card which will easily give u 30+fps in all games in 1080p
on MAX settings,
or u can get a 7770 which is considered a bit over low end.
nothing wrong or embarrassing in using a previously owned graphics card and u are discussing between
7770 7750 or 550ti
7850 is better than ALL of them, a lot better


No its not that Im embarrased or anyrthing and to be fair I dont mind buying that one, but I want to buy a new one because I want my build to have all new parts in it
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:52:27 AM

mrgchimp said:
Do you think you could link me to that one, and also how do I know what is a good card and what is not, because different people are saying to get different ones which confuses me even more ;) 



Sorry should have done that

http://www.ebuyer.com/397970-powercolor-hd-6870-1gb-gdd...


This 7770 review page shows a stock 7770 and a factory over-clocked 7770 as well as many other cards. The 6870 is on the chart as well. You can use this review to see how the cards perform against each other in many games at many resolutions.


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/HD_7770_OC/...


Mactronix :) 
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 11:52:45 AM

You do need a power supply with 2x 6 pin pcie power cables. just thought I should mention that.


Mactronix :) 
November 17, 2012 12:13:59 PM

mactronix said:
You do need a power supply with 2x 6 pin pcie power cables. just thought I should mention that.


Mactronix :) 



Arghhh this is really confusing me because the one you showed me only has 7/10 rating but some of the other series as I said of the hd7750 I think have some better ratings :p  is there a site to compare or to just show all the best ones for that price#?
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 3:09:34 PM

That is the best card under 100 pounds. You won't find anything better.
November 17, 2012 3:42:22 PM

Sunius said:
That is the best card under 100 pounds. You won't find anything better.


Ok well will this be able to cope with some big games like BF3, Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
November 17, 2012 3:45:59 PM

Sunius said:
That is the best card under 100 pounds. You won't find anything better.


And will my psu be able to cope with it?
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 3:50:12 PM

Well, you gave no info on your power supply unit (brand, model?), and it will be able to cope with Black Ops 2 on near max settings and with BF3 on medium settings assuming your resolution is 1920x1080.
November 17, 2012 3:52:16 PM

Sunius said:
Well, you gave no info on your power supply unit (brand, model?), and it will be able to cope with Black Ops 2 on near max settings and with BF3 on medium settings assuming your resolution is 1920x1080.


Im sorry, I thought I did put my psu in there, but its a 700W Psu, but I dont no/remember what brand it is or model
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 6:05:05 PM

You never answered the question of what resolution you are playing at.

You should not be worrying about ratings 7/10 or 9/10 its all subjective. What matters is getting the best GPU for your situation.

You need to see how the choices you are looking at choosing between perform playing the games you want to play. Such as this

http://www.techspot.com/review/601-black-ops-2-performa...

A 7750 being better rated than a 6870 needs to be taken into context. you cant really compare the two as they are from different generations and different performance brackets within those generations.


Mactronix :) 
November 17, 2012 8:18:53 PM

mactronix said:
You never answered the question of what resolution you are playing at.

You should not be worrying about ratings 7/10 or 9/10 its all subjective. What matters is getting the best GPU for your situation.

You need to see how the choices you are looking at choosing between perform playing the games you want to play. Such as this

http://www.techspot.com/review/601-black-ops-2-performa...

A 7750 being better rated than a 6870 needs to be taken into context. you cant really compare the two as they are from different generations and different performance brackets within those generations.


Mactronix :) 


Okk, so you are sayin that this is the best for the price range? And also, I dont no much about cards or anything, so comparing it to other cards people have said, which one do you think is the best? and also there are two different hd 7750?
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 8:36:51 PM

What is most important to you ? the price or the performance ? Also Your resolution what is it ? 1920 x 1080 ? 1680 x 1050 ?

The 7750 is a weaker GPU but if you are using a lower resolution you may be ok with it. The 7770 is a very good card for the price but if your going to pay near to £100 for a decent over clocked version you may as well get a 6870 for that little extra.

It really depends on what your budget is and if you can stretch it at all. if you need to stay at £100 then get a 7770.
If you can stretch to the extra I recommend the 6870.
This is where the problem lies though. you can keep stretching for ever, I mean a 7850 will totally destroy any 77XX or 68XX card but that's £130 which is now £30 above budget.

That's why its important to decide if budget or performance is going to be your deciding factor.

I realise you probably came here looking for the straight easy answer but its really more complicated than that.

You need to take the advice we have given and decide which seems like the best deal for you based on what your priorities are.

Mactronix :) 
November 17, 2012 9:14:37 PM

mactronix said:
What is most important to you ? the price or the performance ? Also Your resolution what is it ? 1920 x 1080 ? 1680 x 1050 ?

The 7750 is a weaker GPU but if you are using a lower resolution you may be ok with it. The 7770 is a very good card for the price but if your going to pay near to £100 for a decent over clocked version you may as well get a 6870 for that little extra.

It really depends on what your budget is and if you can stretch it at all. if you need to stay at £100 then get a 7770.
If you can stretch to the extra I recommend the 6870.
This is where the problem lies though. you can keep stretching for ever, I mean a 7850 will totally destroy any 77XX or 68XX card but that's £130 which is now £30 above budget.

That's why its important to decide if budget or performance is going to be your deciding factor.

I realise you probably came here looking for the straight easy answer but its really more complicated than that.

You need to take the advice we have given and decide which seems like the best deal for you based on what your priorities are.

Mactronix :) 


Well im going for both, because I dont have enought to pay for a good one yet, and the 7770 seems good, and ill be honest, I have no clue what the screen size or any dimensions are :p , also will the 7770 be compatible with 700w psu?

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeon...
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 9:20:07 PM

Yes the card should be fine with a 700 watt psu. There is a world of difference between a good and a bad PSU but I doubt that even a bad one would have an issue powering that card.

Mactronix :) 

Just for Information purposes if you right click on the desktop you should get options that will tell you the screen resolution.

November 17, 2012 10:21:23 PM

mactronix said:
Yes the card should be fine with a 700 watt psu. There is a world of difference between a good and a bad PSU but I doubt that even a bad one would have an issue powering that card.

Mactronix :) 

Just for Information purposes if you right click on the desktop you should get options that will tell you the screen resolution.


Could you link me to the card please
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 18, 2012 6:18:16 AM

mrgchimp said:
Could you link me to the card please



What I'm saying is that the 7770 you linked to me will be fine with your PSU.

Mactronix :) 
November 18, 2012 8:45:20 AM

mactronix said:
What I'm saying is that the 7770 you linked to me will be fine with your PSU.

Mactronix :) 


Ohhh ok, thanks for the help :) 
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 3:57:56 PM

Actually it's the same card, just different manufacturer and a bit worse cooler.
November 18, 2012 4:19:43 PM

Sunius said:
Actually it's the same card, just different manufacturer and a bit worse cooler.


Ohh ok, but some of the specs on it seem to be better, so the they are both the same
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 4:40:12 PM

Which specs?
November 18, 2012 5:17:37 PM

Sunius said:
Which specs?


Core Clock
Effective memory clock
Thats about it that I could find the rest are all the same, also what is the stream processer?
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 5:46:09 PM

Both memory and core clocks are the same on both cards.
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 6:18:11 PM

Don't go for GTX 650... It's not a good card.
November 18, 2012 9:23:36 PM

Sunius said:
Don't go for GTX 650... It's not a good card.


Ohh ok I thought it was a good card because of the review, ok could you as you seem to be someone who knows alot, for a budget card for around under £90 the best gpu that can play most games as best as it can, also if there is a gpu that is a good one not the best under £80 could you let me know please, because I want to make a final decisions on this topic.
a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2012 2:19:05 AM

an hd 7770 is the best, if u try u will find one around 90.
this is the best card in the range.

there u go, i ended the topic
November 19, 2012 5:44:42 AM

dheeraj9933 said:
an hd 7770 is the best, if u try u will find one around 90.
this is the best card in the range.

there u go, i ended the topic


Ok but which hd 7770? there are two or three in that price area? As in could you please link me to the one that you would choose
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2012 8:34:15 AM

They are all similar. Personally, I prefer MSI (the one I linked earlier). Others like XFX, and others like Sapphire. It's up to personal preference.
November 19, 2012 1:34:18 PM

Sunius said:
They are all similar. Personally, I prefer MSI (the one I linked earlier). Others like XFX, and others like Sapphire. It's up to personal preference.

Ohhh ok, Well I hope it was good for the buy, just for me to add, does this card make alot of noise?
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2012 5:41:23 PM

I don't think so.
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