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Topic # 133400 21-Oct-2013 11:49
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Hi just wanting some recommendations for upgrading GPU for my pc.

I will be playing mainly FPS games such as Arma3, Dayz standalone (when it comes out) and BF4.

I'm only using a single display at 1080p. I'd like to run games at ultra, and I'm happy with FPS at around 60.

Looking for a dual fan card.

Looking at:
HD 7950 3gb

Not sure about Nvidia cards, perhaps a GTX 770.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 919080 21-Oct-2013 12:00
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GTX660Ti (if you can still find one) or GTX760 would do fine. My 660Ti runs most current games on high @ 2560x1440.

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  Reply # 919089 21-Oct-2013 12:07
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If you look out for the new Amd R9 280x's they are giving slightly better performance than the 7970's for a good deal less price wise.
Depending on budget they're looking to be a great value for money enthusiast card.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 919167 21-Oct-2013 13:26
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Inphinity: GTX660Ti (if you can still find one) or GTX760 would do fine. My 660Ti runs most current games on high @ 2560x1440.


Oh great thanks for that info; can I ask what are the most demanding games you are playing?



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  Reply # 919178 21-Oct-2013 13:33
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Poll: If you look out for the new Amd R9 280x's they are giving slightly better performance than the 7970's for a good deal less price wise.
Depending on budget they're looking to be a great value for money enthusiast card.


Thanks for the suggestion, I was thinking the new R9 280x's might be a bit overkill for 1080p display, although there is something to be said for future proofing and the price is very competitive to competing cards.

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  Reply # 919191 21-Oct-2013 13:50
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Hatch:
Inphinity: GTX660Ti (if you can still find one) or GTX760 would do fine. My 660Ti runs most current games on high @ 2560x1440.


Oh great thanks for that info; can I ask what are the most demanding games you are playing?


GTA V, Saint's Row 4, Assassin's Creed 3, Arkham City, BioShock Infinite, Skyrim. I do suspect BF4 will struggle on Ultra at 2560x1440 on the 660, though. High should be ok, and 1080 on high will be no problem.



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  Reply # 920950 24-Oct-2013 12:42
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Poll: If you look out for the new Amd R9 280x's they are giving slightly better performance than the 7970's for a good deal less price wise.
Depending on budget they're looking to be a great value for money enthusiast card.


I'm getting a used 7970 Vapor-X (still under warranty) and very cheap.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.

Now all I need is Dayz standalone.

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  Reply # 920952 24-Oct-2013 12:47
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Inphinity: 
GTA V,


Since it's too late to edit to fix the typo, I'll quote myself..

GTA IV, not V.

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  Reply # 921095 24-Oct-2013 16:49
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I had a 7950 3GB on my old 2500k also at 4.5GHz.
Ran virtually everything maxed out at 60+fps. The 7950 or what ever replaces it are a really good price now :)




 

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