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What are people's opinions of the Gigabyte GT 640 as a budget graphics card?

It's considerably worse than the 550ti you were originally considering.
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I guess a GTX 650 Ti w/ Boost is outta the budget.?
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What is your budget?
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I don't understand that, why was PCI Express 3.0 developed if there is hardly a performance increase from 2.0?

Other things can go into a PCIe slot other than just video cards, such as SSDs. It's just that current video cards don't have enough data throughput yet to saturate a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot quite yet.
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What are people's opinions of the Gigabyte GT 640 as a budget graphics card?

For gaming thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif ...For non-gaming thumb.gif ...thinking.gif well unless you're running a resolution @ 800 x 600 whistle.gif ... upsidedwnsmiley.gif

I only have £70 to spend! I was thinking of running Saints Row 3 at 720p on medium settings?
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£70 = $108 US dollars
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I found this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUpl7xq4aFg

They're using an i5 and 8GB RAM, but even so the GT 640 plays nicely at 1080p.

I thought with my overclocked Celeron and 4GB RAM, 720p would be fairly capable?
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Is it possible to save for at least a 650ti? That I can confirm will play bf3 on high at acceptable fps. I cant see a 650 coming close to that from comparison reviews.
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I found this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUpl7xq4aFg

They're using an i5 and 8GB RAM, but even so the GT 640 plays nicely at 1080p.

I thought with my overclocked Celeron and 4GB RAM, 720p would be fairly capable?
don't do it man....
save up a little bit more.
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