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Hey, Im looking to replace my nvidia gtx 550 ti with a more powerful card..however I have one issue. I do not know what card would be good enough to handle the uptodategames
I need it to be under 100gbp

Thank you
post #2 of 5
Maybe try to get a 6850? Or a 650 Ti if you're lucky. Those seem to be around $150, if not a bit more, which is about 100gbp according to the google. Try ebay, i've had great luck on there with graphics cards as of late
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OP if you are serious about the upgrade atleast spend 120 pounds and go for HD 7850 1GB. you will get a doubling of performance. also you get 2 games free. bioshock infinite and tombraider. if you won't play those games you can sell the coupons for 40 pounds.

http://www.ebuyer.com/434547-xfx-hd-7850-core-edition-1gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-dual-displayport-fx-785a-znfc

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/VTX3D/Radeon_HD_7870_XT_Black/28.html

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GTX 550 Ti - 38
HD 7850 - 76
HD 7870 - 92

its also well known that HD 7850 has very good OC headroom and performance scaling with OC. HD 7850(1.15 Ghz) matches HD 7870. so spend the extra 20 pounds and go for the HD 7850.
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If you're running a 1080p monitor, the lowest cards suitable would be the Radeon 7850 and the GTX 660. The Radeon 7850 is the least-expensive of the two, and since you're on a budget I'd recommend that one.
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fill in your rig specs man, and state your budget. i would say get a 7950 for 269 after rebate and with crysis 3 and bioshock which can be sold for like 40-50$ together if you want and that would be like 210$ card.
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