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Windows 7: Thoughts on cards between $200-$250

20 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Thoughts on cards between $200-$250

So I'm building my first computer, and I have everything except the GPU and the optical drive. I have $200 -$250 to spend on a graphics card. I have been looking at everything from factory overclocked GTX-460s to GTX-470s. I am not against an AMD solution though, like a 6850/6870. My question is which you guys would suggest?

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20 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I would go for the ATi 6870 but thats just my preference.
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20 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

well im useing a hd6870 also have a hd5770 no problems good cards run really smooth and cool

but tottal cost of a 6870 is round 285.00 with all taxes included
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20 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm basing my budget on retail price, sorry that I didn't make that clear. That being said, there are plenty of 6870's on at $230-250.
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21 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro

Two weeks ago I would have said GTX 470 hands down, but after seeing some HD 6870s all the way down to ~$230, I've changed my mind completely.

This one would be my choice: - XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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21 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

I would go with the 6870. their performance is great at this time, and prices are cheap.
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21 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Do any of you guys have experience with 3D on either Nvidia or AMD cards? If so, which is better or more user friendly?
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