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This isnt a thread to start a fanboy war. I have a budget of under 250$ and want to buy a card that has some future in it. I am a gamer. I cant decide if i should just buy another xfx5770hd or just upgrade to a new card. Help me! Some links would be awesome. If there are anymore questions ill answer them promply. Thanks!
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post #2 of 16
About the best thing you could get for $250 is a 6950, and that would be about the same as two 5770s, maybe a bit less. So I would go for another 5770 if you don't plan to upgrade soon, but if you do want to upgrade soon, get a 6950.
    
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6850 would be the way I'd go. No crossfire and more video memory
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post #5 of 16
You should go for a 6950, the 1gb models aren't that much more than what you're looking at, and will be ~30% faster or so. IMO
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post #6 of 16
i'd go for a 6950, so you'll be able for a CF later.While using just one 6950, your performance will be similar than 2 5770 .

take a look at this:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1680&bih=949
Edited by vsmith - 4/24/11 at 5:48pm
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post #7 of 16
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vsmith thanks for the link. Seems that card has some great performance. Can you link a particular one that you suggest. There are so many brands. A newegg link would be great. Im looking at this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523
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post #8 of 16
A reference 2GB 6950 can unlock shaders and you'll essentially have a 6970, but the 2GB reference models are either sold out or way more expensive.

The Lowest priced one you can get is this HIS version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161355

$255 after MIR
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post #10 of 16
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...company-2.html

For $250 I suggest you buy the GTX 560 or the HD6950. There's really no notable difference between them regardless of what the ATI or Nvidia fanboys say.

For cheaper you can go for an HD6870 or GTX 470. Again, no notable differences there.

Don't choose a card based just on video ram. By the time you'll see games using more than 1GB at 1080p you'll switch to better cards. Also, even if you have 2GB on a GTX 550 that doesn't mean it will run GTA 4 lol.
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