Need a GPU($100 budget)

#1 Posted by Jayzilla (2573 posts) -

Duders, I need a new GPU and don't have a lot to spend right now. I have a 500W PSU, so it's not an issue. I just want your guys opinions so I am not making any bad decisions or oversights. I am leaning towards a gt 640, but any feedback is appreciated. Thanks much!

#3 Posted by believer258 (12212 posts) -

Here are the Tom's Hardware benchmarks for a GT 640, and here are the Tom's Hardware benchmarks for a 7750 and 7770.

Just at a quick glance the HD 7750 seems like the better card and it could run pretty much anything provided your CPU doesn't bottleneck it and you don't mind lower settings and lower resolutions, and the HD 7750 costs about $100

#4 Posted by believer258 (12212 posts) -
#5 Posted by Kidavenger (3629 posts) -

@believer258: it's real, but local only, if they had stock near me I'd be buying a few.

I wouldn't waste money on a 640, wait for something better on sale, or buy a used one.

#6 Posted by dr_mantas (2085 posts) -
#7 Posted by Jayzilla (2573 posts) -

Thanks, duders! All of this input is really helpful. Keep the advice coming!

#8 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

@believer258:

I wouldn't waste money on a 640, wait for something better on sale, or buy a used one.

This. I will also add that I recently got a Zotac and I'm really happy with the card. I'll definitely go for them next time I need an upgrade.

#9 Posted by Jayzilla (2573 posts) -

@destruktive: Which card did you go with?

#10 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

@Jayzilla said:

@destruktive: Which card did you go with?

the 680 reference card. Quiet and cold, just how I like them :)

#11 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Go for a 2nd hand card.

#12 Posted by Jayzilla (2573 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Go for a 2nd hand card.

like a used 7750 or a 550ti? what do you suggest?

#13 Edited by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -
#14 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Jayzilla said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Go for a 2nd hand card.

like a used 7750 or a 550ti? what do you suggest?

Im still pretty happy with my 5850, for under a hundred bucks it's pretty great. Can play Far Cry on High with DX11

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