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Best GPU for $250ish?
03-17-2012, 03:04 AM,
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Best GPU for $250ish?
I can't seem to find any 6950 2gb cards. I'm thinking of a 560 Ti 448 for $250 after rebate at amazon, or would a 570 gtx be better?
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03-17-2012, 04:07 AM,
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Re: Best GPU for $250ish?
Have you thought about the 7850?

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03-17-2012, 04:15 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-17-2012, 04:18 AM by Final692.)
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RE: Best GPU for $250ish?
I will definately think about that now. Any other people with opinions? Looks like a 560 Ti 448 vs 7850 vs 570 if its worth the money to move up.
Also just checked, my mobo isn't PCie 3.0. Would that limit the 7850?
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03-17-2012, 08:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-17-2012, 08:03 AM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Best GPU for $250ish?
The 7850 (~$260) performs at about the same level as the GTX 560 Ti 448/GTX 570, while consuming quite a bit less power both at idle and load.

If you can afford it, the 7870 is the real fun card, at $350 or so. At stock, it performs close to the GTX 580.

However, both card have tremendous overclocking potential, allowing the 7850 to match the GTX 580 once overclocked and the 7870 to pull ahead of the GTX 580, approaching the performance level of the Radeon HD 7950.

The lack of PCIe 3.0 isn't a problem unless you intend to crossfire two 7970 Wink
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03-17-2012, 08:40 AM,
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RE: Best GPU for $250ish?
(03-17-2012, 03:04 AM)Final692 Wrote: I can't seem to find any 6950 2gb cards. I'm thinking of a 560 Ti 448 for $250 after rebate at amazon, or would a 570 gtx be better?
Have you thought about waiting for Kepler? The should offer more bang-for-buck than GCN (SHOULD), if the leaked lineups are correct.
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03-17-2012, 02:32 PM,
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RE: Best GPU for $250ish?
Thanks Mathieu, I was thinking about the 7850 which should suffice. I don't know about moving up to a 7870 though, it is an extra 100 or so when I'm already over my desired budget.

Tenderanger, do you know when those might be released? I'd probably want the PC up and gaming by around April 1st since thats when I get back to school. Heh, not exactly a party-goer or drinker, I know boring college life.
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03-17-2012, 02:50 PM,
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RE: Best GPU for $250ish?
As far as I know, we won't see Kepler announced until some point in April and I have no idea when the cards will be available.
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03-17-2012, 02:52 PM,
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RE: Best GPU for $250ish?
(03-17-2012, 02:32 PM)Final692 Wrote: Thanks Mathieu, I was thinking about the 7850 which should suffice. I don't know about moving up to a 7870 though, it is an extra 100 or so when I'm already over my desired budget.

Tenderanger, do you know when those might be released? I'd probably want the PC up and gaming by around April 1st since thats when I get back to school. Heh, not exactly a party-goer or drinker, I know boring college life.
Nope. No official news, many rumours out there though. Maybe postpone the gaming, and live off the IGP for some time? April? Ivy Bridge will be coming somewhere that time. Don't kill college life for me! I'm in 9th class yet, man!
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