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pushkar1989
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I need a good GPU for my PC.
I like this "MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB"
is this value for money.
Is such a high card is useful for me.
I love to play games only.
I don't do any king of video related stuff.
I am a good lover of games, and need a GPU only for games.

Should i but his or i buy some lower model of GPU?

Thanks..:)

Allen86
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That card is a higher end version of the 6870 (that doesn't mean it performs that much better than normal ones) which almost puts in the price range for cards that outperform it by 15-30%

I'd suggest spending a little bit more and simply getting a GTX 560 ti or a AMD 6950. For a card that's going to be good for the next 2-3 years, you'd be doing good getting a 2GB model as alot of the DX11 games now days like to use more than 1GB of VRAM, so it'll give you one less bottleneck for future games you dont have to worry about.

If you're just looking for a decent card to get you by on gaming, the 6970 is more than fine. That's a solid card that should do you well for a bit, but I'd recommend saving some cash and just getting a regular version...because at that price point, you might as well spend a few more bucks and get one of the cards I listed above

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pushkar1989
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I heard that 1 GB card is normal and most of the games don't require more then 1 GB, is this false?

Also, please tell which one is better?
Nvidia or AMD?

Also if i go for this 6970, which power supply will be best?

Right now i have AMD x6 1090T 3.2 Ghz processor and ASUS m4a88t Mobo.

And 4 GB ram is sufficient?

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pushkar1989 wrote:I heard that 1 GB card is normal and most of the games don't require more then 1 GB, is this false?

Also, please tell which one is better?
Nvidia or AMD?

Also if i go for this 6970, which power supply will be best?

Right now i have AMD x6 1090T 3.2 Ghz processor and ASUS m4a88t Mobo.

And 4 GB ram is sufficient?

Gaming at higher resolutions require more VRAM.

Depends on the price point, some NVIDIA cards will outpreform AMD ones, and vice versa.

General PSU requirement as listed by AMD is 550W but this will vary depending on the other components in your system.

4GB RAM is sufficient for most games but you may want to get more if you are doing memory intensive things, RAM is so cheap these days anyway so why not.

pushkar1989
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HI Razear:

Depends on the price point, some NVIDIA cards will outpreform AMD ones, and vice versa.
Like which cards?

I need to buy a GPU under $250.

Can you tell me the best?

I need RAM only for gaming.
Should i upgrade?

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pushkar1989 wrote:HI Razear:

Depends on the price point, some NVIDIA cards will outpreform AMD ones, and vice versa.
Like which cards?

I need to buy a GPU under $250.

Can you tell me the best?

I need RAM only for gaming.
Should i upgrade?

A GTX 560 Ti would be a good fit for that budget.

4GB of system memory is a good start.

pushkar1989
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HI, GTX 560 Ti is better then 6970.

But in this budget NVIDIA is best?

Warmacblu
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Go to Tom's Hardware and read their monthly articles summing up the best bang for the buck GPU's.

Allen86
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pushkar1989 wrote:HI, GTX 560 Ti is better then 6970.

But in this budget NVIDIA is best?

I meant to say 6870 instead of 6970. Also, GTX 560 ti is not better than a 6970...the 6970 is comparable to a GTX 570.

A 6870 is a good card to get you by on gaming at the moment. There is no "best" between Nvidia and AMD cards, its a matter of which features are of more use to you.

For GPU under $250 you can probably find a AMD 6950 2GB which would is a great card. Otherwise, the best cards you can get for for less than 250 is a AMD 6950 or a GTX 560 ti. Both recommend around a 500-550watt power supply.

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Hi this is vijay i am already running GTX 580 in sli. Its good to wait for the PCI 3.0 cards from nvidia or to go for a quad sli configuration. with 580

forcefedflesh
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GTX 680 all I have to say =)

Kagnos
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I have always been a fan on NVidea. Till the start to do something wrong in my eyes, I would stay loyal. Granted if I won a contest or something, I could be easily sway the other way. That being said, the NVidea 560Ti has had nothing but good reviews.

tony10997
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The 6870 will be perfect for any game out now, BF 3 with ultra and antialiasing x2 MSAA for me, works like a charm!

Vitalius
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Be careful when buying a 6870 with 1 GB of VRAM. I purchased one that I believe has bad VRAM in it which is forcing me to underclock it to prevent my system from reboooting on it's own.