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Toms' best cards under $150

Best value? This thing will be going in a dedicated emulation box (not very GPU intensive) so no PC gaming what-so-ever.
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What does it run on? CUDA/OpenGL/OpenCL? Thats important biggrin.gif
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What does it run on? CUDA/OpenGL/OpenCL? Thats important biggrin.gif

This is directly off the Dolphin Emulator's website:

"You must have a video card that supports OpenGL 2.x fully or Direct3D 9.0c"
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I'm just wondering if I even need something that powerful when I won't be doing any PC gaming.
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You could get away with a 6670 or a 7750 and both use very little power.
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You want a powerful GPU that doesn't use a lot of power and is under $150? Take a look at the 7850.
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You want a powerful GPU that doesn't use a lot of power and is under $150? Take a look at the 7850.

I'm not concerned about actual power draw I'm just not trying to spend extra money on a better GPU that wont be utilized.
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I'm not concerned about actual power draw I'm just not trying to spend extra money on a better GPU that wont be utilized.

True, I apologize for the misinformation i posted before. I assumed incorrectly that dolphin as an emulator would scale decently. I think a gtx 460 will run fine, can be had for $80 these days. The emulator tends to feed more on individual core performance.
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True, I apologize for the misinformation i posted before. I assumed incorrectly that dolphin as an emulator would scale decently. I think a gtx 460 will run fine, can be had for $80 these days. The emulator tends to feed more on individual core performance.

No worries you were just trying to help and I appreciate that. There are graphics options within Dolphin to increase internal resolution and do some AA so that's why I've been considering at least SOMEWHAT of a powerful GPU for my budget. It's just hard for me to know exactly how high I need to go in terms of performance because when I test Dolphin out with my sig rig my GPU obviously has no issues handlilng everything on max.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 12/4/12 at 10:42am
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