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Cheap GDDR5 Graphics Cards?


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jarthur36

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I know the title may sound oxymoronic but I am looking for a graphics card for a pc that I bought. I cannot give you full specs but I know that it comes with only Intel HD onboard graphics and 2 free PCi-e2 slots that i could use for installing a graphics card. I am ideally looking for one under £70($110) that i can buy form a trusted website(amazon,ebuyer,newegg .etc) The main features that i am looking for are:
-Play recent games (BF3,CODBO2,Crysis2 and 3) in normal-good settings at a playable FPS (over 30)
-Play older games (counterstrike or Team Fortress 2) at a good fps (60+)
-Record and render YouTube videos in HD with me being able to play at 30 fps on the older games whilst recording
-Cheap
-Low power requirement would be good

I think that gddr5 would probably be best for this and the card i currently have my eyes on is this one : http://www.amazon.co...2896420&sr=1-14

For those who cannot be bothered to read the link it is a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6670 for £68
is this a good card or would a £50 Sapphire HD 6570 2GB DDR3 be a good alternative.

Any suggestions on what card I should buy? Obviously cheaper if better. If i can get a decent card for under £40 then I will buy it straight away.
Any help ould be greatly appreciated, Thank you!
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What resolution are you planning on playing at? 30 FPS at a higher resolution requires a better graphics card than a lower resolution at the same frame rate. Both cards provide around 50 FPS at 1680 x 1050.

I think GDDR5 is a good choice. 512 MB GDDR5 is faster than 1 GB GDDR3.
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Ok thanks.. Most of the time i will be running at 1280X720 as this is the HD recording dimensions for YouTube so I guess that this will be no problem
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In that case, go for the Sapphire 6570 and save yourself £18...
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