Best Video Card for Under $100

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  1. gzus777

    gzus777 New Member

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    EVGA GT 430 1024GB
    I just recently bought the EVGA GT 430 1024 GB card, which I thought was a good budget card, only to find out that there are better budget cards out there.

    I've been doing quite a bit of looking around, but this has been a task.

    Does anyone have any advice for a good budget video card? My goal is to be able to play video games on decent settings without breaking the bank. For me that means a video card under $100.

    Any helpful input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. HamsterCrispy

    HamsterCrispy Master Guru

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    Something below 100$ or at 100$, a newer solution would be the GT 640. It's basically a GT 650 but with lower clocks and uses DDR3 memory. Though benchmarks show that even the GTS 450 outperforms it.

    If you're not into something new, I'd suggest getting an older card. For less than 100$ some good old card can be had like the HD 6850 (if you don't mind AMD cards) or a GTX 460 (if you're lucky enough to find one). But take note that you'd have to consider that getting these kind of cards at that price range means that they are already used. It's a gamble but you can't really get a decent enough graphics card for less than 100$.
     
  3. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    MSI GTX 770 Gaming
    GTX 650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&name=GeForce GTX 650&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20

    There's also a little slower HD 7750 (GDDR5) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...97&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    Both of them are more than twice as fast as GT 430.

    Or, yeah, get an used older GTX 560/460, HD 6870/6850. Should be some for that price. They're all faster than GTX 650 and HD 7750.

    If you don't want an used one and can extend budget a little, there's GTX 650 Ti starting at 140$ and HD 7770 at 120$.

    BTW, wrong section.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  4. Knox

    Knox Ancient Guru

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    Actually the 430 may not have been a terrible choice. Your power supply would struggle to run the other graphics cards, if it could run it at all.
     

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