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Hi all, I am looking for a graphics card that is DX11 compatible to play Crysis 3 at decent settings. I don't mind if it is used or anything just a general decent card and general price range new or used would help me.

I don't have anything DX11 so I can't even play this game because apparently the minimum is now DX11.

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What's your budget? I wouldn't got with less then a 660Ti or a 7870 personally.
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If you could post what resolution you are/will be playing at that will also help.
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My screen resolution is 1920x1080 however I don't mind playing at lower resolutions because obviously I am looking for cheap so anything under $100 will not do that. I am just wondering what's probably the best I can get for $100 max, new or used.
    
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A 7850. smile.gif
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Yeah something around the $200 price point is going to get you at least into the medium settings.

I was surprised that my 550Ti could smoothly play the campaign at the below settings, avg. fps around 35-40:


1920x1080
AA off
Vsync off
Medium textures ( avg 700mb vram as reported by msi afterburner OSD )
graphics low
lens flare on
motion blur low
2x AF

That's a $100 gpu

if you're going to spend $200 get a 7850.
$250 get a 7870 XT
$300 get a 7950

EDIT:
$150 get a 650Ti
Edited by zer0entropy - 3/23/13 at 11:35pm
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100 dollars will get you a used 5850/5870. thats about as good as you can get for $100
 
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7870 has my vote.
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998

Well a brand new 7850 for $199.99 with free tomb raider and Bioshock before shipping and what not looks good.
If you have the patience and for $150-180 you could wait for the HD 7790 to be listed.

As for $100 and less maybe you can find something used on a respective site.
Hope this helps.
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save up like 40 dollars more and get a 7790 when they come out.
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