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I'm looking for the best bang for buck budget video card, with direct x 11 capability.

Wanting something preferably under 400 watts, and no less than 512 megs of ram. It will be used for some light gaming, but mostly photoshop CS5, and yes, I have read the requirements on Adobe's page, but I'm building a budget rig that hopefully won't have to be upgraded for a long time.

OH, and would prefer to keep under 100$.
Edited by matt1898 - 8/2/11 at 8:31am
post #2 of 13
A 6770 should suit your needs perfectly.
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post #3 of 13
A 5770. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102937

I have heard about driver issues for the 6770.
    
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I've always loved this site for finding out some nice facts / prices in relation to gpus: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
The best Mark/Price seems to be the Radeon HD 5670 within your price range. Or you can look around and judge for yourself ^_~

Edit: You can pick up a GeForce GTX 260 for under $100 (apparently) (Althought, I wouldnt 'recommend' it :3)
Edited by ShadowEW - 8/2/11 at 8:36am
 
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post #5 of 13
Agreed a 5670 would be perfecto. Cheeky bargain.

BTW you mean 512mb. a 512gb card would be INSAAAANE!!!!! Want.
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post #6 of 13
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OH yeah on the 512...fixed! lol
post #7 of 13
512mb is completely ****..

1024 or nothing....
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by xenonca View Post
512mb is completely ****..

1024 or nothing....
Unless its going into an HTPC this is correct.
Dont waste your money on a 512MB if you need any kind of performance.

Best bang for the Buck card right now is a GTX 470(~$230 new).
Best Budget card is a GTX 460 or a 5770.
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post #9 of 13
A 5670 will weigh in quite nicely in all honesty.
Standard Sapphire - $70 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102930
Eyefinity Sapphire - $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102920

Edit: @PhilWrir he's budget is only ~$100
 
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowEW View Post
A 5670 will weigh in quite nicely in all honesty.
Standard - $70 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102930
Eyefinity - $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102920

Edit: @PhilWrir he's budget is only ~$100
There we go. Didnt see that.
But my point remains valid.
OP, Dont bother buying a new card yet. Save up another $50 and grab something truly worth buying. Its better to make a bigger initial investment on a GPU and not have to buy a new one for a long time than it is to just buy what you can afford "right now" every time your card starts to fall behind.
Hence why I have a 570.

If its for CS5 I would definitley look at Nvidia more than AMD.
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