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Whats the best card i can get without going over $200, need to save as much as i can budget build. But want it to run really strong for the money. Not really bias to Nividia or Ati
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The GeForce GTX 560 and the Radeon HD 6870 are the fastest GPUs you're gonna get for the price. The GTX 560 is the same speed stock and has a bit more OC headroom, but consumes more power. If you consider folding and OCing, the GTX 560 is the winner. If you consider efficiency, the Radeon HD 6870 is the better choice. It depends on your needs, but you can't really go wrong with any of these two cards.
    
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You should either look for an HD 5870 or a GTX 560. Both cards are similar in performance to each other.

If you're willing to go used the 5870 would be cheaper.
    
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I wont be doing any overclocking, this is just a gaming build no folding or anything. Just needs to be super stable and perform well.
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I wont be doing any overclocking, this is just a gaming build no folding or anything. Just needs to be super stable and perform well.
If you'll be running the cards stock, the Radeon HD 6870 is the better choice. It consumes less power and delivers the same performance.
    
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I would go a used 470. A 470 and 560 perform about the same but the 470 has that extra bit of VRAM which is very useful with higher resolutions. You can also spend a little extra at $234.99 and get a 2gb version of the 560
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HD 6870. Low Power, stays cool, and is powerful at stock
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The GTX 560 is great and will have better resale value, also better for gaming
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The GTX 560 is great and will have better resale value, also better for gaming

Not really. The Radeon HD 6870 is a tiny bit faster. Academic at best, though.


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Not really. The Radeon HD 6870 is a tiny bit faster. Academic at best, though.

Umm, look at your graph again. That's the 2gb 560. the 1gb 560 is faster.
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