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I'm going to be on the lookout for a great deal on a GPU for the next couple of months. I just don't know much about AMD cards. Which one has the best OC potential? Which one is the best Bang-for-your-buck? I hear the 5770 is it, but want to get 2nd opinions.
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I've seen very very cheap 6850s. About the price of 5770, only faster and newer And unlockable.
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post #3 of 34
About all the info you need from a great source....

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-590,2912.html
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post #4 of 34
Look for 5830-585 from Sapphire.
Best bang for you buck imo.
post #5 of 34
Currently Id have to say its the gtx460 768mb they can be had for $110 or so on sale on the egg and around $100 refurbished on there as well

Asus 460 768mb $116 + $8 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121390R
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post #7 of 34
If you have no budget, try to get a reference 6950. The shaders can be unlocked to 1536 from 1408 and should be able to easily overclock to 6970 speeds.

This would be the best bang for your buck in the $200+ market.

In the $100-$200 market, I would look at the 5850's as they can be found brand new for ~$150 now.
    
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post #8 of 34
460 no question, 110$ and beats anthing in the 110 and below range(mine is doing stock 470 speeds when at 900 core)
    
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post #9 of 34
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Sorry, forgot to give my price range: nothing over $200. So, 6850 and 5850 are it? Do these OC like crazy? Also wanted to note that this is in the AMD/ATI section. I am aware of the GTX 460 768. I sold mine for $125 (paid $130 for it in February). Score!
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post #10 of 34
well if you dont mind recertified cards the gtx 480 will kill all your options. If you can scrounge up the extra $24 this will pretty much dominate at $200 range

EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked Recertified $224
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130668

If you realy cant scrounge up the extra cash the 470 superclocked at 189 is a pretty good deal too
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130666

But the performance difference for $35 is WELL worth it
Edited by racer86 - 6/3/11 at 3:32pm
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