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  1. cameronh779

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    What is my cheapest option here? I believe that Nvidia runs WoW better but I am unsure. I ahve money to spend but I am trying to spend as little as possible.

    Any ideas?

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    WoW = World of Warcraft
     
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    Budget?
     
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    Almost every card on sale can run WoW
     
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    Any card... a GTX 750 will run WoW in good condition.. I was running WoW max settings with an HD6950/7850
     
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    You want to run it on that 350 watt PSU? Most people here will tell you you'll need a better higher watt PSU. I don't know if that thing has a 80%+ efficience certificate.

    Your best bet is indeed a nvidia 750 or 750TI

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_750_Ti/23.html

    That graph shows you why. Thats the best graphics card you can get without replacing the PSU. If you want to keep a tighter budget, the AMD 7750 might be an option, though I'd go with that 750.

    If you want another big boost to your system, you could look at a 128GB SSD to put windows and WoW on, this will massively help your load times in wow and will make your system feel more snappy. A crucial 500 120GB which is very decent can be found for as little as 70$.
     
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    Contrary to popular belief (although everyone in this thread so far understands), WoW is a CPU orientated game, very few graphical options actually put strain on the GPU besides fancy water effect and shadows, as well as the AA and MSAA. You can happily run Wow on any of the new range of GPU's near the low end, take your pick. Your CPU however will probably get slaughtered.
     
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    That makes no sense. The game doesn't say "oh NVidia, I better perform better" or "oh ATI let me underperform".

    Cards should be bought on an individual basis, some Nvidia cards are better than other Nvidia Cards, some ATI cards are better than other Nvidia Cards, some Nvidia cards are better than some ATI cards, some ATI cards are better than some Nvidia cards.

    I'm supprised your 7480D in your APU isn't enough, I believe it can be crossfire with a few specific cards.

    But as far as good standalone cards you want something in the ATI 7790 to 7850 area ideally, but AMD 7750 or 7770 should be fine if your on a absolute budget or have PSU concerns.
     
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    Some games are coded to work better with either ATI or Nvidia.. Its a marketing technique..
     
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    I want to spend less than 50$. Looking at used as well.
     
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    WoW is so old it works well on whoever spends the time to refine drivers for it. By now Both AMD and NVidia have squeezed what performance they can out of it. It doesn't use Mantle or PhysX or TXAA, it runs on all GPU's using standard API's.
     
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    Yeah, it is running really smooth. It is just taking along time for things to render. That could also be because I just started the setup and just hit playable. I'll see what happens otherwise ill upgrade my CPU. Any ideas for the cheapest option there?
     
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    50$??? You atleast need a PSU for any dedicated GPU you pick so 50$ would be just for the PSU alone. Only real upgrade you could do for 50$ is to find a FM2+ used quad core :(
     
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    Well never mind guys. Thanks anyways though. :)
     
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    Those days have pretty much gone. Two similarly priced cards from the same range and from the opposing brands will generally perform about the same, give for take a few FPS within margin or error.

    A lot of the time when there is collaboration the performance is worst. .e.g. Tomb Raider and ATI worked together for TressFX Hair which is a technology that makes Lara's hair move more fluidly. Looks fantastic, but you lose 1/3 performance when enabled.


    Find a second hand 4870, 4890, 5750, 5770, 77xx. If you look hard enough on Ebay you will find one :)

    Edit: You don't need a PSU, if you stick to one of the cards above.
     
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