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Best graphics card for $60


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#1 diggi

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

Hi there people, I need a budget graphics card for a new build.(antec 750w, asrock 970 mobo, 565 PII BE, Gskill 4gb 1333 ddr3)
I need it to come in at $60US including shipping, currently I'm looking at a GT 240 or a HD 4670 but I will consider a used card also
I'm really wracking my brains on this one, any suggestions with links will be appreciated.
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#2 killerx525

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102874

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:52 PM

Thx for the quick reply Killer, any recommendations if I bump it up to $100

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:12 PM

No ,it only goes up to the 6670 cardws which is a bit faster then the suggested one.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

For under $80, I suggest the HIS H657H1G Radeon HD 6570 1GB. For $100, I would get the SAPPHIRE 100326L Radeon HD 6670 1GB. If you have just a little more, the SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB is another good card.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:21 PM

What about this one PNY RVCGGTX4601XXB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB . Its a recertified PNY 460 1gb right around the $100, only thing is I cant find its frequencies anywhere

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:24 PM

That card would do.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

With most games, the GTX 460 and the Radeon 6770 are nearly equal. In that case, I would get the Radeon since Nvidia drivers are not that good any more.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:40 PM

With most games, the GTX 460 and the Radeon 6770 are nearly equal. In that case, I would get the Radeon since Nvidia drivers are not that good any more.

Actually the 5850/6850 is closer to it, not the 5770/6770

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:52 AM

He was comparing it to the Nvidia graphics range.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:05 PM

According to this, this, and this, the 6770 is on parity with the GTX 460 in most games.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:36 AM

Interesting find there DJ.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:49 PM

Everyone seems to have different benchmarks for the same cards, Its all over the place
OK, so which is the better of these 3 dx11 cards @ 1920x1200 and 2500 resolutions in F1 2010, Crysis 2, Dirt2/3

1.Gigabyte 560 ti SOC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125369
2.HIS IceQ X Turbo 6950 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372
3.GIGABYTE 6950 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385

Some of the reviews I have seen have the 560 ti SOC equal to the 570 and some less than the 6950 1GB. Also the 1GB bests the 2gb and the 560ti SOC
I thought the 560 was superior but not so sure anymore

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:24 AM

I would get the HIS because of it has good cooler.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:51 PM

I would go for the 2GB version of the 6950. The extra memory on the card will help at higher resolutions and during some forms antialiasing which are hard on the memory. In Dirt 2 and F1, a stock 2GB 6950 will outperform a 560 Ti at 1920 x 1200, In general, the 6950 hovers around the GTX 570 in terms of performance. In some games it matches, in others it doesn't. The issue with many of these cards is that they have been released for a while now, so many manufacturers can move away from simply producing reference designs. Now, the cards can come overclocked with varying cooling systems. So, add those into the additional SKU's and the market can become quite crowded with similar cards.

Reference:
Tom's Hardware - Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review: GF114 Rises, GF100 Rides Off
Guru3D - GeForce GTX 560 Ti review

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