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im using a 6850, overclocks just fine all the way to 900/1400 @ 1 bump over stock volts in afterburner. runs cool, only 65C under load on stock cooling, and id say the price just begs you to buy one
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post #12 of 39
AMD: 6850, 6950 2GB
nVidia: 560, 560ti, 560ti 448. (I'd be wary of the 448 as it'd be harder to find if you ever plan to SLI)

Overall the 6950 2GB is the best because it has the extra memory. A 2GB 6850/6870 would be okay also, the 6850 is the clear winner here. But it lacks VRAM compared to the $80 more 6950.

All in all, get a 6850 or a 6950 depending on budget. 6950 is well worth it over anything else at the price however
 
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post #13 of 39
Look at the cards near the bottom of this chart and pick one that has enough performance for your needs.

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post #14 of 39
The GTX 470 beats everyone in that category but heat and power consumption, and to this date I believe is still without a doubt the best bang for buck gaming gpu for the budget gamer. Not sure how the prices have fluctuated since the recent 680 release but last time I recall it was hovering at around $150~
post #15 of 39
560 Ti 448 core. DX11, faster than the last model 560 Ti.

This one is $249 AR and has a coupon for BF3. They go on sale here and there.
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post #16 of 39
560Ti for sure!

AMD is great, and I would go either way, but from my experience with drivers I would say the 560Ti for sure. There was a sale on newegg the other day. You could get like 2 560Ti for ~300
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(2) 470's in sli for $300.. I still have no problems waiting for an upgrade.thumb.gif
post #18 of 39
gtx 480 for $249.99? Seems like an awesome deal with a very high bang for your buck. It's brand new, and overclocks nicely.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
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post #19 of 39
Don't forget the 5870, it is still a very potent card. It compares really nicely to the 6950, 470, and 560ti and is better than the 6850/6870. I have seen a few go for around $150 and at that price I think its a better value than a $200 560ti or 6950 (unless it unlocks).
post #20 of 39
Depends what graphics card you're replacing. The best bang for buck card out there is the AMD 6850 ($120-140), assuming you're not upgrading from anything and want a card that's capable to play all current games up to 1920x1080.

Now, if you're looking for a card that is going to run most games at high settings at 1080, THEN a GTX 560ti or AMD 6950/AMD 7850/are all decent choices ($200-260).


Also, you could get two 6850's to run in crossfire, their performance in crossfire is nothing to scoff at and if you find a decent deal, you'd could pay as little as what you'd pay for a single GTX 560ti/AMD 6950

AMD 6850 CF vs GTX 560ti

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=330

AMD 6850 CF vs GTX 580 (even beating out the 580, while using less power even!)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=330
    
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