|Anyone know if there's a card available for under £100 that would be better than a Radeon 3870 X2 ?|
Advice needed - Graphics card • Page 3
Jetset_UK 3,573 posts
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@PearOfAnguish the AMD 7770 is about £90 and ranked at least a step better than the 3870 x2, probably cheaper to run too
Jetset_UK wrote:Yeah that's useful, cheers.
Does this help?
@PearOfAnguish check their best graphics cards for the money, I used that to see that the 7770 is better than the 3870x2
magicpanda 14,722 posts
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I think an ATI R9 270x should do the job.
1. Shouldn't do, what are you doing on it?
2. Nothing you can't shut down. Does your work really push your PC that much?
3. Separate Windows User Account?
4. If you are playing PC games get Steam.
What GPU power connectors do you have from your power supply?
If it's only a 6-pin, or you have two spare molex connectors for an adapter, you're stuck with
I don't think you'd be able to use a 270X with that PSU as it doesn't appear to have an 8-pin connector, get a 270, they're almost as good and a bit cheaper!
b0rk 7,648 posts
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Forget about playing Creed 4 at 1080/60fps. That isn't going to happen unless you spend huge.
Hello wise internet mens and ladies. I'm in the market for something to replace my trustworthy but lately struggling GeForce GTX285. I think I got it about 6-8 months after it launched so I'm looking for something in the same range, i.e. something that was pretty decent 6 months ago but has perhaps come down in price since. The PC itself was upgraded early last year and is quite beefy, just didn't bother doing the video card at the time.
superdelphinus 9,781 posts
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How are the gtx 780s these days in terms of bang/buck?
Buztafen 17,450 posts
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Around £400 for a decent 780 on Scan's Today only page.
A 770 for around £230 would give better bang for buck.
Possibly worth looking into flashing a 290 to a 290x, ive heard thats possible. Wouldnt touch a reference cooled one though.
Zomoniac 9,639 posts
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I got a 2GB Asus 770 for £240 last month, seemed to be the best card in the "just another tenner and I can get the next one up" range (ie the entire £0-250 bracket). After that point it gets into scary numbers. 1920x1200 on Bioshock Infinite, all settings maxed, DX11 with DoF, a fuckton of AA and still breaking 80fps, so I'm happy with it.
Budget is around £250/€300 but I'd have no problem going a little higher if it's something that will last me the next 3-4 years.
Cheers for the advice and links, I'll take a look at the GTX 770.
Edited by jiveguy at 20:31:50 16-01-2014
Worth getting a custom cooled card where possible (e.g. that Asus) if only for the quietness.
Nvidia's reference coolers are way better than AMD's, but the custom coolers are still a step above them.
Edited by ResidentKnievel at 00:01:52 18-01-2014
Recommendation for MSIs Twin Frozr cooler, that thing is amazingly quiet.
I'm just pondering my next upgrade.
I currently have a nVidia 275GTX that I've had for about 4 and a half years, it doesn't do DX11, and is beginning to struggle a little bit with new games.
Now, with a budget of about £150 and bearing in mind my monitor does 1080p max, is there a card that would be a "worthwhile" upgrade?
Dirtbox 90,175 posts
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TheNinjaWarriorAGAIN 371 posts
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You could probably get a 7870 with a bump over the 270 and a bit closer to the 270X for near £150 like this one.
I have an equivalent card (Powercolor 7870 GHz edition) and it does 1080P 60FPS flawlessly on most games.
Edited by TheNinjaWarriorAGAIN at 18:17:09 26-01-2014
Actually, this brings up a good question. Last time I bought a card, nVidia were arguably putting out the better hardware. Have things swung back around to AMD since would you say?
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