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Chris Burgess

What Graphics Card to get for £150-£200 ($300 USD)

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Hi LTT, new poster here..
 
I have been using intergrated graphics (yeah I know..) untill I can afford a propper GPU. But now I can! :D
 
I have a AMD A6-6400 APU and 8GB of RAM. Also I have a 500w PSU and a Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Mobo.
 
So... for my new GPU, I have around £150-£200($275USD) max and I am wondering what to get? Apparently the GTX 960 is bad for the money? What do you guys reccomend??? - Thanks guys
 
Please do not suggest a new CPU like I guess many will - Thanks
 

P.S This is so I can play the new Assassin's Creed Syndicate. I love the Assassin's Creed series but i only have an Xbox 360 to play them on. I hope you understand my desperate need for a graphics card which will run it.

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As an A8 7600 user, I'd recommend the GTX 760 (find it for a low second hand price) 

Or an R9 280(x) 

@Chris Burgess 

 

The 960 is not great price:performance

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I reccomend that you upgrade your cpu but no matter if you are looking for a gpu either the gtx 960 or the gtx 750 ti is the way to go but i think you should definetly go for the gtx 960 since it is only a bit more and the gtx 960 is not bad for the money it is pretty much the sweet spot for gamers :)


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Hi LTT, new poster here..
 
I have been using intergrated graphics (yeah I know..) untill I can afford a propper GPU. But now I can! :D
 
I have a AMD A6-6400 APU and 8GB of RAM. Also I have a 500w PSU and a Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Mobo.
 
So... for my new GPU, I have around £150-£200($275USD) max and I am wondering what to get? Apparently the GTX 960 is bad for the money? What do you guys reccomend??? - Thanks guys
 
Please do not suggest a new CPU like I guess many will - Thanks
 

 

depends on what you're doing, i think the 960 is a great card for that money, especially as a 4gb version


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depends on what you're doing, i think the 960 is a great card for that money, especially as a 4gb version

4gb vram for that card is useless and overkill

 

it can't run at the needed fps/res for the extra vram to become a factor

 

@Chris Burgess

 

get an r9 280x

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Second on the 280X


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depends on what you're doing, i think the 960 is a great card for that money, especially as a 4gb version

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I reccomend that you upgrade your cpu

He did kinda say "Please do not suggest a new CPU like I guess many will"

 

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Go for the 280(x) it is the best option in the uk in your price range.


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4gb vram for that card is useless and overkill

 

it can't run at the needed fps/res for the extra vram to become a factor

but 4gb of vram is useful for 3d rendering, if he's doing this


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4gb vram for that card is useless and overkill

 

it can't run at the needed fps/res for the extra vram to become a factor

 

@Chris Burgess

 

get an r9 280x

It's not useless at all, the target consumer is VERY small, hence the lack of 4GB 960's produced.

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but 4gb of vram is useful for 3d rendering, if he's doing this

if hes doing 3d rendering theres no point in only investing 200$ on a gpu

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