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Is this a good chart to go by? http://videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_value.html#
And is it likely to change any time soon? (the next gen cards aren't coming out til next year right?)

I don't have a budget yet, but it will definitely be less than $150. I would like to save as much money as possible without wasting money on a really cheap card that I'll need to upgrade again very soon.
So I'm thinking either the 6790 or 6770 or maybe the 5670 since it's so much cheaper but still up there on the list.

My resolution is 1280x1024. I want to play modern games, but I don't mind playing them on low settings, would any or all of them be able to run bf3, for example, on minimum? What about games that will be coming out in the next year, maybe two? Maybe I could get another one for really cheap and crossfire them eventually.

Feel free to recommend anything else, but keep in mind it will definitely be less than $150 and possible even lower, and I am not looking for the absolute best, just something good enough.
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Thats a pretty decent chart, but do take note that price/perf does not mean that you will achieve the perf you want. For the best price/perf wuth decent framerates at your res, a 6850/6870/460 is great
    
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123;15210422 
Thats a pretty decent chart, but do take note that price/perf does not mean that you will achieve the perf you want. For the best price/perf wuth decent framerates at your res, a 6850/6870/460 is great

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post #4 of 23
You could find a sapphire 5850 or possibly gtx460. These are 2010 tech but would have the best performance to cost ratio for under $150

A 5850 should be faster than a 6850.
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post #5 of 23
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Unfortunately all of those options are out of my price range except a 6850 if I'm lucky, and like I said, I'm not looking for the absolute best I can afford, just something that's good enough. None of those 3 I mentioned will run modern games with decent frame rates on low settings?

Edit: I looked up the minimum requirements for bf3 and it says an HD3870, aren't all 3 that I mentioned better than that?
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i am using the GTX 460 , im able to run bops max settings and no lagg, bf3 high settings, have ran most games on high with good fps/no lagg, NEVER had a prob with this card, just did a vid and uploaded didnt edit or nothing so wont make it less laggy or whatever, heres a fast bops gameplay with card, ****ty aiming cuz new mouse >.<<br />
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Out of your price range? Where do you live, in Australia?

I just sold my GTX 460 1GB for $105 shipped. You can find the same price on Newegg Open Box or Recertified.
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best bang for your buck hmmmm... i would have to say oatmeal cookies for sure, i got a 400g bag for like 0.25€ few days ago. For 150 bucks you could get 186 kilos - that is 410 pounds of it! given its calorie density you would be buying 614 thousand calories worth which means you could live off it for an entire year OR get really fat.
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Originally Posted by royh1992;15210550 
i am using the GTX 460 , im able to run bops max settings and no lagg, bf3 high settings, have ran most games on high with good fps/no lagg, NEVER had a prob with this card, just did a vid and uploaded didnt edit or nothing so wont make it less laggy or whatever, heres a fast bops gameplay with card, ****ty aiming cuz new mouse >.<<br />

What resolution do you play on?
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post #10 of 23
Seriously, you can get a used 460 for ~ $100 USD.
And a new one for ~150 Max with some kind of rebate.
Heck this is by far the best bang for your buck.
Say you got another 100 in a few months and you get a second one, SLI these suckers and there you go, having kicking graphical power.
Don't even hesitate.
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