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What would be the best GPU for $180?

My main goal is to play BF3 ultra with a high framerate (~35 - 40).

I'm probably overkilling the expectations, but I just want to know the best GPU for the money.
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post #2 of 17
hd 6870 or a gtx 560. not sure about ultra, but those are both very good cards in that price range

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446 $180 AR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127545 $180 AR

both of the cards above will also stay very cool which will provide very good overclocks.
Edited by microfister - 10/8/11 at 3:23pm
    
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hd 6870 or a gtx 560. not sure about ultra, but those are both very good cards in that price range

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446 $180 AR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127545 $180 AR

both of the cards above will also stay very cool which will provide very good overclocks.
The MSI one seems better!

More ports and better looking rendered image.
     
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post #4 of 17
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The MSI one seems better!
i agree. both are very good, personally id prefer a 6870 over a 560 simply because they scale better in xfire than the 560s do in SLI, plus eyefinity.
    
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What would be the best GPU for $180?

My main goal is to play BF3 ultra with a high framerate (~35 - 40).

I'm probably overkilling the expectations, but I just want to know the best GPU for the money.
Save up a little more for a used gtx480. Thats your best bet to max BF3 at your price range.
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post #6 of 17
If you want to play it on Ultra get a HD 6950 or GTX 480/570 at least.

1GB VRAM is insufficient to max out BF3.
    
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6970 are great cards but i would not purchase an msi ever again too many problems, went through 7 rma's to get three that worked without artifacting when the gtx 570 came out, and my old msi 6950 i sold for nothing just cause it had so many problems. Asus makes great products so does xfx and evga, check into reviews of the products before you make the leap.
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Im not going to be running at 1080p. Around 720p at 1440x900
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save up a bit more cash and sli these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133394
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save up a bit more cash and sli these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133394
I'd need to upgrade my whole system which would cost me tons :/.
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