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Initial post: 16 Jan 2012 00:13:41 GMT
kalvin says:
Need a gpu that can handle games on high detail levels, no lagging.

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 17:09:44 GMT
Billy White says:
At a quick glance, I just noticed this for 65 (inc 5 P&P) was this: XFX Radeon HD 5750 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 5750 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort

If you really want a card that can run everything on high spec with no lag, this should do the job for most games, but for the full effect, I'd recommend a Radeon HD 6870, which could be around 40 over your budget.

Posted on 18 Jan 2012 12:38:05 GMT
M. Dovey says:
"high detail levels, no lagging" depends entirely on your resolution. You'll need a much faster card for 1920x1080 than you will for 800x600. If you have a Full HD monitor, then there's no card at 80 that will suffice.

I think the AMD 5770/6770 are about 80, and are a good bet. 6850's can be had around 100 and the 6870 about 130 though, and are much better.

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 21:18:59 GMT
Wazza says:
For 1920x1080 resolution a HD6870 will handle any game on maximum settings apart from Battlefield 3 and The Witcher 2 with Ubersampling. Source: Own one and have both games.

For 80 a HD6770 is the best you will get which is fine for 1280x1024, Source: My friend has one and plays at that resolution.
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Posted on 21 Mar 2012 15:14:07 GMT
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got an XFX 6770 850m 1gb ddr5 dp hdmi dual dvi pcie graphics card for 74 last week, running everything at 1440 x 900 w/s with full detail, no lag, really pleased with it. No VGA output though, so i needed to buy a DVI(A)-VGA adapter.

Posted on 28 Mar 2012 11:44:37 BDT
James says:
The gts 450 card is amazing i max out the settings and still get a good frame rate would recommend it 100% it's a very good card i run games on ultra settings and it still get a minimum of 100fps with ease Palit GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card with Nvidia 3D Vision Ready (1 GB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2012 22:06:08 BDT
TheOracle says:
Gtx 550 asus slightly over budget but really worth it

Posted on 2 Oct 2012 16:03:01 BDT
try the gt 640, will run most new games on highest settings, and very taxing games on medium.

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 18:54:50 BDT
Go for a second hand card off ebay

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 21:44:16 GMT
Matt says:
This, everytime.
VTX3D AMD Radeon HD7750 1GB Graphics Card (DDR5, 128-Bit, HDMI, DVI, PCI-Express, DirectX 11.0 Support, AMD 28nm GCN Architecture)

Fast card, and with GDDR5 ram, and it doesn't consume a huge amount of power either.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2012 05:03:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Nov 2012 05:05:12 GMT
K. Parr says:
Wrong. I'm running a sapphire 6870 at 1080p with battlefield 3 maxed out at 30-40 fps. Works like a charm for every game on the market. There could be a chance your pc is bottle necking the card.

Posted on 26 Nov 2012 19:21:12 GMT
Edvinas M. says:
For gaming AMD only if you are on tight budget. Overall, especially if you want to do some HD video editing - NVidia 5 series. If you are looking into GTX 550 Ti make sure its ASUS DirectCU version, not some basic one as they tend to get loud with cheapo fans. A bit hot too..

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 18:03:50 GMT
The AMD radeon HD7770 Is a good little card which is able to run battlefield 3 on medium/high settings, if you can find one on sale it would be around 80. But if you wanted it now it is currently 99

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 18:56:53 GMT
Mr. W. Whale says:
To be honest you won't be looking at new cards. Instead look at second hand cards like GTX 480's and or GTX570's. I picked up a HD4890 1Gb for 60 6 months ago so a decent card isn't too expensive...

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 22:41:38 GMT
definatley go for the nvidea gtx 550 ti cant beat it for the price

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 19:27:59 GMT
O.o says:
I would recommend using this website http://www.hwcompare.com/ to compare each graphics card :)
Hope it helps

Posted on 19 Mar 2013 00:42:06 GMT
nashathedog says:
Yes like mentioned use a comparison site but try to keep to the newest gen GTX600's or HD7000's. My 7850 can trounce a 6850\70 just like how a gtx660ti is a mile ahead of a GTX560ti. If I was you I'd look at a HD7750 or a GTX650 both are in the 80 pound range and are far superior to the equivalent models they replace.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 19:29:58 BDT
I see a nice little card called a 7790. Now if that is what I think it is that's a pretty useful power efficient card, the 7770, with some added sparkle dust and twinkly pixel pusher juice added. I would say for a full HD screen you are looking at something as fast as a 6850 for less money and using a lot less power.
Thinking of getting one myself except I really want a 7850 1GB. They are the business. Worth the extra money .
You take care now.
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