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Hey,

 

Been away from this site for quite some time now, actually been away from doing anything other then coding on my Computer for well over a year now. But the itch is back to take this sucker apart and start dropping in some new things, was just wondering whats the best mid-range card these days, I'm talking around $250 hopefully under this price. Also I'd love the option of being able to connect 3 monitors if that's possible with a single card.

 

I'll also have some 4890's for sale soon, if I go through with this purchase.

 

Thanks a Bunch!

 

I'd pick the Radeon HD7850. There's quite a few for just under $250 and performs very well against the GTX570 & 560Ti 448 (which is still on the $250+ price range).

It supports Eyefinity with a single card (although you'd need a displayport) unlike the GTX5xx series that needs two cards for Surround setup.

Plus you get lower temperature and power consumption compared to the HD69xx and the ZeroCore tech.

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A 6950 and 7850 are about on even footing for performance so I would look for whichever you can get at the lower price. If the price difference is only about $20 I would go with the 7850 for the lower powerf consumption. For the anything more thr 6950 is a great card.

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I can't wait for the 660 to come out, the x60 GTX cards have been my favorite, and I'm sure the 7850 will see fierce competition for the ultimate value

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Looks like I'll probably stick to a 7850, just gonna keep an eye out over the next month for any decent deals and pull the trigger when one comes in for a decent price. Probably wait for a sapphire too, for some reason I've just always had great luck with them.

 

Someone mentioned why I'm dropping the 2x 4890's, well they work amazing for the 2 years almost that I've had them but man does running both suck a lot of power/output alot of heat. Hell, I almost never have to turn the heater on in the winter when I have my computer on, they do a great job of keeping my computer room warm. Looking to just go back to one card and have Eyefinity/DX11, going to be having a 3 monitor setup soon as I completely replace this current computer over this year.

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Looks like I'll probably stick to a 7850, just gonna keep an eye out over the next month for any decent deals and pull the trigger when one comes in for a decent price. Probably wait for a sapphire too, for some reason I've just always had great luck with them.

 

Someone mentioned why I'm dropping the 2x 4890's, well they work amazing for the 2 years almost that I've had them but man does running both suck a lot of power/output alot of heat. Hell, I almost never have to turn the heater on in the winter when I have my computer on, they do a great job of keeping my computer room warm. Looking to just go back to one card and have Eyefinity/DX11, going to be having a 3 monitor setup soon as I completely replace this current computer over this year.

Yeah my 4870x2 was still a beast....but ate like one too, I'm not missing its power consumption or heat production one bit. I don't wish an early grave for my 5970 but I like moving up in the efficiency world, so it's likely I'll be back to a single core again.

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