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    Best GPU for £70?

    Adding a GPU to a simple Core 2 Duo build to enable it to play some games, with a budget of about £70. Currently looking at the ATi 5670, are there any better options than this for the price range?

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    Re: Best GPU for £70?

    If you can stretch to £80 ebuyer have a 5750 1GB which is considerably better than a 5670. Otherwise just get the cheapest 5670 you can source: should be able to pick one up for < £60 if you shop around a bit (e.g. here's a 512MB model from scan @ £58. It's got better gaming performance than pretty much any other card in the price range.

    Be aware though; realistically it'll struggle at resolutions above 1280 x 1024 with moderate image quality. Keep the res and IQ settings sensible and it'll be just fine, though
    Last edited by scaryjim; 17-12-2010 at 04:25 PM.

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    Re: Best GPU for £70?

    I would probably get the HD5750 suggested by scaryjim too.

    If £70 is the maximum you can spend I would get a 9800GT GDDR3 Green Edition:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169143

    The 9800GT Green Edition is also bus powered.


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    Re: Best GPU for £70?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If you can stretch to £80 ebuyer have a 5750 1GB which is considerably better than a 5670. Otherwise just get the cheapest 5670 you can source: should be able to pick one up for < £60 if you shop around a bit (e.g. here's a 512MB model from scan @ £58. It's got better gaming performance than pretty much any other card in the price range.

    Be aware though; realistically it'll struggle at resolutions above 1280 x 1024 with moderate image quality. Keep the res and IQ settings sensible and it'll be just fine, though
    Surely if you could stretch to £80, you'd get this 5770? Free delivery, extra grunt must be more important than an extra 512Mb RAM at this price point...

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...1cnva-j0uay0bz

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