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Can anyone recommend me a new graphics within the price range of $180?
I don't care which brand AMD/Nvidia.
The games I will be focusing on are, Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, Skyrim, and From Dust.
    
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There are a couple 560 Ti's for $200 if you don't mind rebates. If that's too much, 6870 is the best you can do.
Edited by PiERiT - 7/29/11 at 9:16pm
    
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There are a couple 560 Ti's for $200 if you don't mind rebates. If that's too much, 6870 is the best you can do.
How big of a performance boost is a 560 Ti over a 6870?
    
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At stock, 5-15%, maybe more, depending on the game. Both overclocked, the 560 Ti will pull ahead even more, if I'm not mistaken.
Edited by PiERiT - 7/29/11 at 11:05pm
    
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Get an HD6870 but if you can stretch the budget to $200+ get a 6950 2gb so you can max anything at 1080p and also have the option of adding another monitor for eyefinity.
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+1 on the 560ti
I was told the max overclock it could ever get was around 1000mhz on the core clock, i got mine to 1400mhz on the core without a sweat boasting a real world fps increase of about 30% in practically every game i play.. i was blown away.
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I'm in the same boat. I'm seriously torn between what to buy.
 
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I'd grab a 470 from the marketplace here. There are a few for sale now in your price range.
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
Get an HD6870 but if you can stretch the budget to $200+ get a 6950 2gb so you can max anything at 1080p and also have the option of adding another monitor for eyefinity.
Cheapest 6950 2GB around is $250, which is way above his budget. But yes, it's a good card.

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+1 on the 560ti
I was told the max overclock it could ever get was around 1000mhz on the core clock, i got mine to 1400mhz on the core without a sweat boasting a real world fps increase of about 30% in practically every game i play.. i was blown away.
1400MHz on the core? I think you're mistaken.
    
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