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Old 03-19-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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ive been looking around for a good videocard that wont break the bank.

i know people love 5850s, but thats a bit steep for me.

what is the best videocard for the money right now?
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:17 AM   #2
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The best bang for the buck video cards are definitely the HD 5850, HD 5770 and HD 5750.

All 1GB models. Don't get the 512MB ones unless they are tons cheaper, and you have a resolution below 1680x1050.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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the 5850s look amazing, but for 330 dollars,thats more than id ever spend on a single computer part. my processor costing about 160 and the motherboard about 120... i cant justify spending the combined cost of motherboard and cpu on a videocard.

the 5770s are a good price range for me, but a lot of people are claiming they arnt as fast as they are supposed to be or something. is the 5770 vastly superior to the 9800 nvidia? if so, i think ill definetly go with a 5770 unless the 5850s go down to around 250 in price in the near future
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The 5770 has been restricted by immature drivers. With every driver release, they get faster. The same with every card, but the 5770 in particular.

You can get a 5850 for a lot cheaper than 330. See here. http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...odlist=froogle

There is also the 5830. Only buy this if you can get it for $240 or less.
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What is your price range?
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Default Re: best-deal videocard?

btw whilst topic is open, what's the 5870 equivelant to Nvidia cards? gtx275? I personally think the gtx285 is further than 5870 but just wondering
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btw whilst topic is open, what's the 5870 equivelant to Nvidia cards? gtx275? I personally think the gtx285 is further than 5870 but just wondering
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The 5870 beats the gtx285 in every test known to man.
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GTX295 = 5870 in most tests.
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He said 285 though
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He said 285 though
i realize that, but he asked what was the nvidia equivalent was, so i said it was the 295
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