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I'm looking to find a video card for $200 or less that can max out ARMA II @ 1650 x 1050 resolution. Also, I would like it to be good enough to play ARMA 3 when it comes out. My sig rig is what I'm working with, 4870 1gig. My setup now plays the game at mostly normal settings with some set to high and I think my view distance is around 4000 meters. I'm sure nearly everything out now is better than my 4870, I've just lost touch with whats the latest/greatest Nvidia vs ATI stuffs. Any suggestions???
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Currently, I think the HD 7850 fits nicely with your budget. If you're not in a hurry, you could probably wait until November/December and see if any GTX 670's get under $200.

 

Range of 7850's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017%20600286767%20600298542&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207850

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post #3 of 11
I would opt for a 7850 or a used 570 here or on some other tech forum. Either one of the 560ti versions should work if you're on a super tight budget as well.

Here's a benchmark with a bunch of options you can take:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/03/05/amd-radeon-hd-7850-2gb/3
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with the 550ti vs the 560 would it be better to have higher cuda core count or faster clock speeds??
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arma is a cpu intensive game as well. no telling how arma 3 will be. id hold off a little bit and try tweaking arma 2 a bit to get it running better. as a 200 dollar card might not max the game.
    
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I dont understand how the 6950 has a higher effective memory speed than the 7850 yet the 7850 scores higher benchmarks in ARMA. bother are comparable in price too. hrrrmmmm....
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post #7 of 11
Would you be interested in a 480?
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post #8 of 11
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No offense but I don't really want to go used because I would hate for it to be DOA and not be able to RMA it. Not that you would send junk, just crap happens during shipping. I'd hate to have to find where you live. lol
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post #9 of 11
None taken, bought em in march, and my mobo decided to take a dump on me so selling most of it off since I'll go Intel when my financial aid gets here. And figured if I could make a lil extra then I could go 680. But you can buy a 480 new for around the $200 mark still i think.
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Originally Posted by funfortehfun View Post

Currently, I think the HD 7850 fits nicely with your budget. If you're not in a hurry, you could probably wait until November/December and see if any GTX 670's get under $200.

Range of 7850's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017%20600286767%20600298542&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207850

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