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fireXtract June 8, 2012 08:38 PM

Best EVGA nVidea card for around $150 USD
 
I want to upgrade from my current graphics card that is a radeon 6770 i repeat 6770 OC to 890 MHz and i want it to for sure be better than that.

I posted another topic a while ago asking about what a equivalent to my current card (in the specs -->)

Now i want the BEST card i can get for around 150$ now that the 600 series has come out i thought it was appropriate to ask again. My current chart of comparison but you could recommend anything from newegg. HERE
Oh and make sure it has more than 192 CUDA cores

supaflyx3 June 8, 2012 08:43 PM

Lolwut theres a 560 SE now? Anyways, pick up a used 560ti

fireXtract June 8, 2012 08:53 PM

Lol yup and do you know of any 560Ti's in the BST sectoin?

Bond007 June 9, 2012 05:09 AM

Right now I don't know of any good deals, but to keep you with Nvidia and EVGA is pretty specific. Keep your eyes out for a GTX 560 on sale or a used GTX 560/GTX560Ti. The mid range 600 series cards aren't released yet and anything less than a 560 won't be an upgrade at all.

W4ff1e June 9, 2012 08:29 AM

I say hold out till you either have more like $200 - $250 to spend or till the dollar goes further anyway, I wouldnt expect a huge performance increase to a 560/ti, assuming you can find one.

hossdaddy June 9, 2012 11:33 AM

this is prolly your best path,

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB $169.99 - $10 mir + $7 shipping

fireXtract June 9, 2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hossdaddy (Post 633367)

I see that this has around 50 less of a core clock than my current card does what does a core clock do?

frontier204 June 9, 2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fireXtract (Post 633371)
I see that this has around 50 less of a core clock than my current card does what does a core clock do?

It's similar to the clock speed on the CPU - see:
Core Clock - GPUReview.com
(the first result in Google search)

GPUs are constructed in such different ways that you can only use core clock to compare two cards that use the same components (e.g. comparing two different GTX 570 cards). GTX 460s and 560s are especially treacherous because there's so many models - the little "Ti", 448 core, and "SE" make HUGE differences in performance that pretty much negate any differences in core clocks.

fireXtract June 9, 2012 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frontier204 (Post 633372)
the little "Ti", 448 core, and "SE" make HUGE differences in performance that pretty much negate any differences in core clocks.


So does it rank: SE, original ,ti, then 448 core?

hossdaddy June 9, 2012 02:27 PM

upgrading to a gtx 560 would be a big jump from your 6670. Just go look at reviews/benchmarks for the 6670 and the 560. And yes I am talking about the straight 560 not the lower SE model nor the more powerful Ti.


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