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Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December ' 09

Detailed graphics card specifications and reviews are great-that is, if you have the time to do the research. But at the end of the day, what a gamer needs is the best graphics card within a certain budget.

So, if you don't have the time to research the benchmarks, or if you don't feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right card, then fear not. Tom's Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming cards offered for the money.

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SaiyanFury4209d ago

I was kind of disappointed that the GTX 285 wasn't present with it's 1GB GDDR3 RAM and 512-bit memory bus. It's a bit pricey, but it's performance is a bit better than a GTX 275, of which was also not mentioned.

TitanUp4209d ago

the gtx 285 and 275 are awesome but they are becoming outdated why buy direct x 10 when you can get 11.

toaster4209d ago

Name 5 DX11 games that are out now.

What? there aren't 5 games with DX11 support?? Oh, well, then that's a good reason to get a DX11 card isn't it?

No card in the 200 series is outdated. Hell, even the 9000 series is considered standard. So no, the 285 and 275 are not being outdated by DX11.

I would stick with a good DX10 card until you get unbearable frames and then you should upgrade. Most games aren't even fully utilizing DX9.

peeps4209d ago

got a gtx 260 myself and think it's great value for money.

my only annoyance is when i bought it, it was £180, but i didn't really make the most of it, by the time i was buying games that could make the most of my card it was already reduced to £100!

good little card if u can pick 1 up, and as mentioned in the review, the new lower price point would mean that 2 in sli are great (altho the card is a giant)

Bodster4209d ago (Edited 4209d ago )

Just got myself an ATi Radeon HD 5770 today, although i havent tried it yet i have heard nothing but great things about it.

Surprised not to see that on the list...

r2kcipher4209d ago

I plan on getting one of them at the end of this month. Thats the best 5000 I can afford right lol.

Gish4209d ago

I opted for the 5750 for $129. Great card for the price.

ian724209d ago

I got GeForce 9800GTX+ and that plays all my games very well. Even Crysis plays great with it on my 32 inch LCD tv.
Did have GeForce 9600GS but it was quite poor.

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