Hello everyone, I am looking to upgrade my GPU. I currently have a Radeon 3850, which I know is really OLD
!!! So, I am looking at GPUs and am having a difficult time trying to figure out what would be best for me. So, I am looking to the community for some help.
I have been looking at 2 different websites to help me.
Video Card Database - Specifications, Pictures and Comparisons - GPUReview.com
PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmark Charts
I have been trying to find a GPU that would be perfect for me for the next 2 - 3 years, and if not transplant it into another computer for the kids when it isn't powerful enough for me.
My main issue is I am on a budget, now the budget is not for much, we are looking at about $100... Yes, I know you cannot get a great GPU for $100, and that is why I am willing to go up to $150 if it is the right one.
So at first I was looking at Radeon, but after talking to a friend of mine late last night I think he convinced me that I should be going with nVIDIA.
I was looking at 2 Radeon cards:
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
Both of these are in my price range. But, upon talking to my buddy last night, he told me that Sapphire is a bottom end manufacturer, and I should got with EVGA. I had already looked at nVIDIA cards before, but I have never bought one, so wasn't really sure. With my research I have found that the...
EVGA - GTX 550 Ti
Should work nicely for me... Now, mind you, I play games, do some web browsing, and watch Netflix. I had posted up on Facebook and someone made a comment stating I shouldn't go with a last gen Radeon I should get a 7770. I do not need something that is current, though it would be nice. I need something that will work nicely for me for a few years, and then I can upgrade again!
The games I play:
I do have a Steam account with quite a few games.
I also plan on playing Diablo3 when it releases May 15...
Thank You all for your help, and patients with reading this message. I tried to be as thorough as possible so there are not any questions. Please let me know what you think, if you have any questions, etc. T