7870 should be fine for now then if you just want a card right away that can fit, but I don't think you can max out settings. Definitely will be better than you current card. The fact that your i5 2500k is clocked really high should help also.
#12The_Count_FooPosted 10/7/2013 9:21:35 PM
The new AMD line is launching this month. Wait and see what they offer before you buy a 7xxx series. --- Divided by night...
#13HighOnPhazonPosted 10/7/2013 9:40:10 PM
I would go ahead and get a 7850 or 7970 now. The new AMD cards are going to be pretty expensive out of the gates probably, they will be good but a 7970 should do you fine for BF4 --- GT/Steam: AncientToaster i5 3750K / ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 / Patriot Viper 8GB /Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB/ Corsair TX650
#142Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/7/2013 10:05:25 PM
I would go ahead and get a 7850 or 7970 now. The new AMD cards are going to be pretty expensive out of the gates probably, they will be good but a 7970 should do you fine for BF4
The 280X which is a 7970 GHz will be 299 which is comparable to regular 7970s. If you're going to get a 7970 you might as well wait for a newer card. --- Pearl Code: 0731 1228 8254 White Code: 0862 2790 1982 SSBB: 0989-1461-9542
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#17JonWood007Posted 10/7/2013 10:17:41 PM
Yeah 5850 is gonna be kinda tight for next gen. A lot of games coming out put it around minimum requirements, it's apparently below requirements for COD ghosts >_>.
Regardless, if you're gonna put the money out, "never settle". Seriously. PC hardware is expensive. Get something that will last you a while.
Having gone from a 5850 to a 580 (which is about where the 7870 is), I'd encourage you to go up. It's definitely a nice boost, but if you wanna really handle those next gen games well, you'll need something better. Go at least 7950. Trust me. --- Desktop: Phenom II X4 965 | 8 GB DDR3 | GTX 580 | 1 TB HDD | W7 | 650W Antec | 1600x900 Laptop: A6 3400m | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 6520g | 500 GB HDD | W7 | 1366x768
#18nick8676764(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 9:11:54 AM
I ended up getting a 7870, fairly happy with it but having a problem where if I have it overclocked at all whenever I go on sites with big images or flash my screen gets black bars and I can't see anything.
Games run fine, and it all works fine if its not overclocked but would like to try and sort this problem out :/ --- http://www.twitch.tv/bgretydews