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November 8, 2011

Best Video Cards – Budget November 2011

Hey whats up everyone? So I know you’ve already seen my best video cards list for the high end and the mid tier, but what about budget? After all, we’re not going to be blowing $300 for an occasional game of Starcraft 2.

XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870

This is an excellent card for the higher end of the budget lineup. The card performs very well in many games and while you probably won’t be cranking the settings to max on everything, it will still handle some of the newest and most graphically intensive games such as Battlefield 3.

For an idea of how it will perform in other games, please  take a look at the benchmarks here. I consider an average frame [...]

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November 7, 2011

Best Video Cards – Mid Tier November 2011

Hey whats up everyone! I know I recently wrote an article regarding the best video cards in the top tier, but what about the middle? We’re not all able to justify a $500 video card so what options do we have?

AMD Radeon HD6950 and the Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti

XFX AMD Radeon HD6950 2 GB

If you haven’t noticed the theme from my last post, I am a big fan of the XFX video cards. This is because all their video cards include a lifetime warranty and are extremely modder/overclocker friendly not to mention (from first hand experience) that their customer service department is extremely helpful.

In addition to the benefits of having an excellent [...]

 
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November 6, 2011

Best Video Cards – High End November 2011

Hey whats up everyone! I know a whole lot of people are going to be building systems this holiday season so I’ve decided to put together a list of what I think are the best video cards of November 2011. I compare each video card by price to performance and include other extraneous factors such as aftermarket heatsinks and warranty as well.

Best of the Best

1. EVGA GTX 580

There’s no arguing that the GTX 590 and the Radeon 6990 are top dogs of the performance category and with dual GPUs on a single card, this is exactly what you’d expect; however, in my opinion purchasing cards like these are not the best option. Not only do very few games [...]

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