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    Question Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    I have lost track when it comes to 3D cards, quite alot has changed but i was wondering what experts would recommend for £250-£300 of my hard earned cash? Also Nvidia or ATI?

    I hear that ATI have lots of cores than the Nvidia cards but the Nvidia cards are more efficient using less cores?

    Thanks for your time and help.

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    I've not really heard much about ATI and 3D, so if I was you I'd go for NVIDIA for 3D.

    For £230 you can get a GTX470 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1280M...2xDVImini-HDMI

    Your GTX260 will have 216 cores, and that card has 448, quite an improvement over yours. That won't promise double the performance though. The 1280mb of memory will help with 3D too, with the 120FPS needed.

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    I've not really heard much about ATI and 3D, so if I was you I'd go for NVIDIA for 3D.
    There seems to be some confusion in what is meant by 3D here...
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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Well if I have been confused by the use of 3D, then I'd recommend either the NVIDIA GTX470 or the AMD 5850. Both available for around the same price and both very capable cards!

    Or wait a couple of months for AMD 6xxx to be released.

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    That Asus 470 is only £216 on Scan's TO this weekend which is a steal at that price, bundled with Maria II.

    Or, as Mat says, wait to see what the ATI 6 series brings to the table. At the very least the prices should could come down on the current generation (although, as always, your existing card will devalue even further at the same time).

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    What was the first Maria like? I'm beginning to realise how bad my spelling mistakes are.

    For £230 odd GTX460 768mb in SLI would be my choice if I had two slots.

    At £215 the 470 is great value and the 5850s are about 190ish on sale.

    6xxx should be more than people were initially expecting!

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    You can get an HD5870 for under £300:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40734

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41104

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/231352

    TBH,I would wait until the HD6000 series is released.


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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Well if I have been confused by the use of 3D, then I'd recommend either the NVIDIA GTX470 or the AMD 5850. Both available for around the same price and both very capable cards!

    Or wait a couple of months for AMD 6xxx to be released.
    Quote Originally Posted by marktime View Post
    That Asus 470 is only £216 on Scan's TO this weekend which is a steal at that price, bundled with Maria II.

    Or, as Mat says, wait to see what the ATI 6 series brings to the table. At the very least the prices should could come down on the current generation (although, as always, your existing card will devalue even further at the same time).
    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    What was the first Maria like? I'm beginning to realise how bad my spelling mistakes are.

    For £230 odd GTX460 768mb in SLI would be my choice if I had two slots.

    At £215 the 470 is great value and the 5850s are about 190ish on sale.

    6xxx should be more than people were initially expecting!
    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    You can get an HD5870 for under £300:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40734

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41104

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/231352

    TBH,I would wait until the HD6000 series is released.

    Cheers all so far for your posts!
    All of you are saying to wait for the AMD 6xxx but as that will be the flagship card will it be within my budget? Apart from the advantage advised by marktime that the 5xxx cards will go down in price.
    Also i can not wait too long as want to get the most for my current card before it goes down alot.

    Been looking on the net trying to find out a release data for the AMD 6xxx cards?
    Im hoping Next month Oct!!!!

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Rumour: Radeon HD 6000 set for October launch
    http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/8/13/rum...ctober-launch/

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Then again im not so sure now... after reading this "Radeon HD 5870 problems"
    http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...VIEWTMP=Linear

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Quote Originally Posted by malice19 View Post
    Then again im not so sure now... after reading this "Radeon HD 5870 problems"
    http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...VIEWTMP=Linear
    I have a friend who had those issues with his HD5870, but I've not had a single grey screen failure or any GFX related issue with my HD5870.

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    I have a friend who had those issues with his HD5870, but I've not had a single grey screen failure or any GFX related issue with my HD5870.
    When did you buy you HD5870 and which make did you go for? (XFX,EVGA, so on..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    You can get an HD5870 for under £300:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40734

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41104

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/231352

    TBH,I would wait until the HD6000 series is released.
    How does this card compare? GTX470
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1280M...2xDVImini-HDMI

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Personally, I wouldn't go for the 470. Same overly hot design as the 480.

    Would prefer a 460 or a 5850/5870, depending on how much money you want to spend and how much performance you need. 470 and 480 only makes sense if you desperately wanted physx or 3D as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Best 3D card for £250-£300?

    Quote Originally Posted by malice19 View Post
    When did you buy you HD5870 and which make did you go for? (XFX,EVGA, so on..)
    I've got the Sapphire Reference card (it's the cheaper sapphire one anyway) about 3/4 weeks ago, my friend got a factory overclocked XFX (I think) a few months ago. He sorted out his issues by underclocking his card back to stock settings.

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