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Best PCIe Card: $90 And Under

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: September 2010
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Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For $60:

Radeon HD 5570 DDR3 (Check Prices)

Great 1680x1050 performance in most games, 1920x1200 in many games with lowered detail

Radeon HD 5570
Codename: RV830
Process: 40 nm
Universal Shaders: 400
Texture Units: 40
ROPs: 8
Memory Bus: 128-bit
Core Speed MHz: 650
Memory Speed MHz:   900 (1800 effective)
DirectX/Shader Model: DX 11/SM 5.0

We've seen the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR3 for as low as $60 online. This card delivers playable 1680x1050 performance in most games and is a great starting point for a budget gaming machine or as an upgrade for anyone stuck using integrated graphics.

Read our full review of AMD's Radeon HD 5570 for more information on the card and its underlying architecture.

Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For $80:

Radeon HD 5670 (Check Prices)

Exceptional 1680x1050 performance in most games, 1920x1200 in most games with lowered detail

Radeon HD 5670
Codename: RV830
Process: 40 nm
Universal Shaders: 400
Texture Units: 40
ROPs: 8
Memory Bus: 128-bit
Core Speed MHz: 775
Memory Speed MHz:   1,000 (4,000 effective)
DirectX/Shader Model: DX 11/SM 5.0

While the GeForce 9800 GT offers a bit more raw power for an extra $10, it's priced too close to the vastly superior Radeon HD 4850. At $80 the Radeon HD 5670 isn't that much slower than the GeForce 9800 GT, and it offers DirectX 11 compatibility along with all of the other Radeon HD 5000-series features.

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