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I'm on a GTS 450 right now, and its past time to upgrade. All I do is game on medium settings at 1080p, single screen. What are your suggestions for 100-130$?
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I'm on a GTS 450 right now, and its past time to upgrade. All I do is game on medium settings at 1080p, single screen. What are your suggestions for 100-130$?

You could get a GTX 650 (maybe a 650 Ti) for that price, as well as a HD7770. You could get away with more if you were willing to look for refurbished, open box or used.
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For $100 or so you can grab a HD7770 or GTX 650

For $130 or so you can grab a HD7790 or GTX 650 Ti (non boost)

For about $140 or 150 you can grab a GTX 650 Ti Boost or even HD7850 which has much more memory bandwidth than any of the above.

In terms of performance it would be HD7790 roughly = GTX 650 ti (non boost) > HD 7770> GTX 650
Edited by AlphaC - 6/23/13 at 7:29pm
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I'm on a GTS 450 right now, and its past time to upgrade. All I do is game on medium settings at 1080p, single screen. What are your suggestions for 100-130$?

HD 7770 ($100-$115) < 650ti ($130-$150) < 7790 ($130-$150) < 650ti BOOST ($150-$190) == HD 7850 ($150-$190)

if you can find a 7790 under 130, jump on it. That will be the best card in your price range. if you can't get the 650ti if you can find one in your price range. If you can't find either under 130, get the 7770... that one definately is under 130. I included the 650ti BOOST and 7850, because you might find an insane deal for either of those two gpus somewhere inside your pricerange... and it seemed a good idea to let you know to look for them.

the 7790 is the best performing gpu under 100W... which means it is cool and efficient... a very nice card if you're on a modest budget and have a small PSU. Frankly, it's performance per watt is insane all things considered.

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In terms of performance it would be HD7790 roughly = GTX 650 ti (non boost) > HD 7770> GTX 650

only no benches support this. the 7790 is a slightly superior gpu to the 650ti... and a much superior gpu when you consider things like temps, noise and wattage.
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congratulations, you found a single benchmark with a 650ti beating a 7790. I seem to recall typing the word slightly in front of superior. Generally speaking the 7790 will outperform the 650ti in pretty much every benching test you throw at it. That battlefield bench is the exception not the rule.
 
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congratulations, you found a single benchmark with a 650ti beating a 7790. I seem to recall typing the word slightly in front of superior. Generally speaking the 7790 will outperform the 650ti in pretty much every benching test you throw at it. That battlefield bench is the exception not the rule.

Calm down, he was probably getting benchmarks to show which was best for the OP not you, so get off your high horse.
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