Best graphics card for 1080p on a budget?

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  1. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Hi.
    Hopefully be getting a 1080p monitor on Friday, to replace my old 1024 res. CRT.
    And i was also thinking of a graphics card aswell, in the sub £150-£200 mark. But we'll see. lol.
    So the question is what graphics card do i look at?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. fatboyslimerr

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    A few options for you to consider:

    - R9 380 4GB ~£160-£170.
    - For a similar price you can pick up a used GTX 780 from eBay which has more horsepower but always the risk buying used.
    - GTX 960 2GB ~£155 - my least favourite option as the 4GB versions are a bit crippled by the tiny memory bus (I have seen evidence that prove this and disprove so you decide) but 2GB of vram will not last you long if you intend on playing AAA titles.
    - Brand new GTX 780 £200 from OcUK. Still good price to performance.

    So if you want to buy new get the 380 or new 780, if you don't mind hunting on eBay for a good catch then go used GTX 780.
     
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    NAZ2222 Master Guru

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    On a budget, a 960 2gb version for around 190€ is the best deal. For future proofing I would advice the 4gb version. With the clearing of stocks these 2gb are being sold at very nice deals now. I am myself awaiting to buy the 380x, but I believe the price over a 960 versus the delta performance is not really worth it... but I am an ATI kinda guy :)
     

  5. Undying

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    380X is like 20€ more than gtx960 4GB. That's a no brainer. Even a 380 non-x is a better choice.

    960 is a bandwidth starving card that should not be recommended at that price point.
     
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    any gtx 770/780s in your area?...else a 380x/960 should fit the bill.
     
  7. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
    I think i'll get the 380x. Seems like good value for money.
     
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    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    just been reading on Fudzilla NVidia is possibly releasing a 960ti to go against the 380X

    the 380X is better than 960 but it really depends on the games you want to play and what game features you want Gameworks or PhysX
     
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    Idk how can you put gameworks and gtx960 in the same sentence.

    I heard about 960ti, they said q1 2016.
     

  11. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    I do like the sound of the GTX 960TI coming out next year. Could be the one to wait for.
    Although there are some AMD LE models coming out soon aswell.
     

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