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Could someone recommend a cheap video card for Watch_Dogs?


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#1 sharly55

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:10 PM

A friend wants to build a pc for play games like watch_dogs and others, so I recommend to him an AMD R9 280x 

 

What do you think?

 

know you if there is a card more powerful and cheap than this?


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:59 AM

Hi, what sort of budget does your friend have and the resolution that the games will be played at?


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

Watch Dogs is poorly optimized for PC, especially with AMD GPU's, and needs lots of VRAM.  My advice would be go for a very high-end Nvidia GPU (780 ti or Titan) or buy the game for the console.  The game may have its issues worked out in a few months with a patch.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:48 AM

Hi, what sort of budget does your friend have and the resolution that the games will be played at?

Hi, He can't pay more of $400, and their resolution is 1920x1080



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

Watch Dogs is poorly optimized for PC, especially with AMD GPU's, and needs lots of VRAM.  My advice would be go for a very high-end Nvidia GPU (780 ti or Titan) or buy the game for the console.  The game may have its issues worked out in a few months with a patch.

Yes, I heard that, my problem is in Mexico the video cards are more expensive than in USA but I will tell if he wants to save for one 



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:29 AM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 is an affordable and quality video card. You can get it at the price of between $100 to $200.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

the 280x is a good one, the nvidia equivalent is the 760 which is slightly lower cost if you choose the 2gb vram. the 4gb version raises the bar a little.

 

from what i am reading, that game plays better on an nvidia, but there are more variables than that i am sure.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&c=142

 

 

but the best one with budget  in mind is the one mentioned above, the 7770

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&qq=1&c=79

 

oh no,   not again, ......the gtx 750ti isn't much more cost than the 7770 it looks like and outperforms the 7770..  it gets alot of hype because it is the latest technology and delivers quite a punch for miserly power consumption..

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&qq=1&c=164

 

 

then there is the r7 265 at around the same budget which is up for mention, it looks like it is the equivalent to the last gen 7850. and outperforms the 750ti by a little..

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&qq=1&c=168


Edited by synergy513, 30 June 2014 - 01:58 PM.

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