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  • PearOfAnguish 10 Apr 2013 12:15:21 7,543 posts
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    Anyone know if there's a card available for under 100 that would be better than a Radeon 3870 X2 ?
  • Jetset_UK 10 Apr 2013 12:22:13 3,571 posts
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    Does this help?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  • RobTheBuilder 10 Apr 2013 12:48:06 6,521 posts
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    @PearOfAnguish the AMD 7770 is about 90 and ranked at least a step better than the 3870 x2, probably cheaper to run too
  • PearOfAnguish 10 Apr 2013 13:00:57 7,543 posts
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    Jetset_UK wrote:
    Does this help?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
    Yeah that's useful, cheers.
  • RobTheBuilder 10 Apr 2013 13:32:58 6,521 posts
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    @PearOfAnguish check their best graphics cards for the money, I used that to see that the 7770 is better than the 3870x2
  • magicpanda 12 Jan 2014 13:08:37 13,602 posts
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    I think an ATI R9 270x should do the job.

    1. Shouldn't do, what are you doing on it?
    2. Nothing you can't shut down. Does your work really push your PC that much?
    3. Separate Windows User Account?
    4. If you are playing PC games get Steam.
  • ResidentKnievel 12 Jan 2014 13:22:14 6,328 posts
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    What GPU power connectors do you have from your power supply?

    If it's only a 6-pin, or you have two spare molex connectors for an adapter, you're stuck with

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  • ResidentKnievel 12 Jan 2014 17:22:49 6,328 posts
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    I don't think you'd be able to use a 270X with that PSU as it doesn't appear to have an 8-pin connector, get a 270, they're almost as good and a bit cheaper!

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  • b0rk 12 Jan 2014 18:56:22 3,312 posts
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    Forget about playing Creed 4 at 1080/60fps. That isn't going to happen unless you spend huge.

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  • jiveguy 15 Jan 2014 16:05:02 860 posts
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    Hello wise internet mens and ladies. I'm in the market for something to replace my trustworthy but lately struggling GeForce GTX285. I think I got it about 6-8 months after it launched so I'm looking for something in the same range, i.e. something that was pretty decent 6 months ago but has perhaps come down in price since. The PC itself was upgraded early last year and is quite beefy, just didn't bother doing the video card at the time.

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  • Physically_Insane 15 Jan 2014 16:14:46 9,792 posts
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    GTX 760
  • superdelphinus 15 Jan 2014 16:27:39 8,164 posts
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    How are the gtx 780s these days in terms of bang/buck?
  • Buztafen 15 Jan 2014 16:29:56 16,780 posts
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    Around 400 for a decent 780 on Scan's Today only page.

    A 770 for around 230 would give better bang for buck.
  • Gartt 15 Jan 2014 16:42:50 1,881 posts
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    Possibly worth looking into flashing a 290 to a 290x, ive heard thats possible. Wouldnt touch a reference cooled one though.
  • Zomoniac 15 Jan 2014 17:04:05 8,224 posts
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    I got a 2GB Asus 770 for 240 last month, seemed to be the best card in the "just another tenner and I can get the next one up" range (ie the entire 0-250 bracket). After that point it gets into scary numbers. 1920x1200 on Bioshock Infinite, all settings maxed, DX11 with DoF, a fuckton of AA and still breaking 80fps, so I'm happy with it.
  • jiveguy 15 Jan 2014 17:12:16 860 posts
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    @PenguinJim
    Budget is around 250/300 but I'd have no problem going a little higher if it's something that will last me the next 3-4 years.

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  • jiveguy 16 Jan 2014 20:31:38 860 posts
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    Cheers for the advice and links, I'll take a look at the GTX 770.

    Edited by jiveguy at 20:31:50 16-01-2014

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  • ResidentKnievel 18 Jan 2014 00:00:46 6,328 posts
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    Worth getting a custom cooled card where possible (e.g. that Asus) if only for the quietness.

    Nvidia's reference coolers are way better than AMD's, but the custom coolers are still a step above them.

    Edited by ResidentKnievel at 00:01:52 18-01-2014

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  • Gartt 18 Jan 2014 12:35:07 1,881 posts
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    Recommendation for MSIs Twin Frozr cooler, that thing is amazingly quiet.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 26 Jan 2014 15:55:49 41,069 posts
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    BUMP!

    I'm just pondering my next upgrade.

    I currently have a nVidia 275GTX that I've had for about 4 and a half years, it doesn't do DX11, and is beginning to struggle a little bit with new games.

    Now, with a budget of about 150 and bearing in mind my monitor does 1080p max, is there a card that would be a "worthwhile" upgrade?

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  • Dirtbox 26 Jan 2014 16:01:54 80,402 posts
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-radeon-r9-270-gaming-2g-28nm-5600mhz-gddr5-gpu-900mhz-boost-975mhz-1280-streams-dp-dvi-hdmi

    Comparable, but a few frames behind a GTX760 in most games, but a lot cheaper.

    http://www.dabs.com/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-760-993mhz-2gb-pci-express-3-0-hdmi-8SMR.html

    Edited by Dirtbox at 16:08:45 26-01-2014

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  • TheNinjaWarriorAGAIN 26 Jan 2014 18:13:54 371 posts
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    You could probably get a 7870 with a bump over the 270 and a bit closer to the 270X for near 150 like this one.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7870-dd-edition-28nm-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-1000mhz-1280-cores-2x-dvi-hdmi-2x-minidp

    I have an equivalent card (Powercolor 7870 GHz edition) and it does 1080P 60FPS flawlessly on most games.

    Edited by TheNinjaWarriorAGAIN at 18:17:09 26-01-2014
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 26 Jan 2014 19:23:14 41,069 posts
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    Actually, this brings up a good question. Last time I bought a card, nVidia were arguably putting out the better hardware. Have things swung back around to AMD since would you say?

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