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Which of these GPU's should I consider if their price is the same? They seem fairly similar in performance.

Been out of the loop a bit though.

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stick to amd? 250 is a good card, those two cards are almost extactly the same in every way. splurge and get a 260x?
     
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stick to amd? 250 is a good card, those two cards are almost extactly the same in every way. splurge and get a 260x?

If I can splurge I will get a GTX750, otherwise it will be one of those 2
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The R7 250 is clearly faster than the 740.
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750 or 750ti
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kifinas View Post

The R7 250 is clearly faster than the 740.
Clearly, http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-250-vs-GeForce-GT-740
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750 or 750ti
at his price point im guessing a 750 as a 750ti would be in the price range of a 260x which he ruled out with that statement.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NKrader View Post

at his price point im guessing a 750 as a 750ti would be in the price range of a 260x which he ruled out with that statement.

I was reinforcing his option to splurge:

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyKZN View Post

If I can splurge I will get a GTX750, otherwise it will be one of those 2
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Can you buy used at all? Cheap 7790/650 Ti would be good.
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Can you buy used at all? Cheap 7790/650 Ti would be good.

Your post made me realise I left something out. I will need a gpu that doesnt require a power cable attached to it.

EDIT: Does anyone know where I can find a benchmark of the performance difference between the GT210 and GT740?
Edited by BradleyKZN - 5/14/15 at 1:35am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyKZN View Post

Your post made me realise I left something out. I will need a gpu that doesnt require a power cable attached to it.

EDIT: Does anyone know where I can find a benchmark of the performance difference between the GT210 and GT740?

I doubt you can find any benchmark comparing those two.
The GT210 is several generations old, so reviewers wont include it in GT7xx benchmarks.
GT210 is 64bit bus, never buy a 64bit videocard for gaming. Even the built-in Intel HD graphics are faster than those.


Whats your monitor resolution? if its 1920x1080, go for either R7 250X 2GB 128bit DDR5 or GT740 2GB 128bit DDR5.
Get whatever is cheaper between the two.
If monitor resolution is 1366x768 or lower, get the 1GB version.


If you are willing to spend more, get the GTX750.
Don't buy an R7 260X, it has a major issue. My nephew's Asus 260X has random crashes in windows when the card is at idle or not gaming.
He tried different drivers, a reinstall of win7, and still has the problems today.
If you decide to get a 260x, at least avoid the asus model.
just look at all these guys having the same problem with the 260x:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1940145/freezes-randomly-fitting-asus-260x.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1903026/260x-crashes-bad-performance.html
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f24/my-pc-freeze-after-i-install-r7-260x-955001.html
http://www.overclock.net/t/1548594/r7-260x-freezing-hanging
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